To begin with I started by creating the card panels for the first, and second examples. To keep it simple I ran through the die-cutting machine each of the white card panels with the Halftone Dots Cover Die by Studio Katia to create the backgrounds for each card.
Once, the die-cuttings were done I adhered each of the card panels to a white A2 size card panel with liquid glue. This step wasn’t necessary, as I could have adhered each of the panels directly their respective card base. But, I decided to do it this way because I was planning to add some dimension. So, right after each of the background was adhered to the second white card panel I slightly trimmed all the edges down with the paper trimmer leaving a little frame as you can see in the pictures. Then, I adhered the backed of the first card panel with foam mounting tape to an A2 top folding white card base, and I set it aside.
In the meantime, I stamped in a piece of white card stock the two wreaths included in the stamp set with clear embossing ink, and I covered them both with Metallic Gold Rich embossing powder by WOW! Once, both images were completely covered I heat set them with the heat tool until the embossing powder was melted. As, soon as the powder was melted, I fussy-cut both of the wreaths. For, first example I used the round style wreath as the focal point for the card. As, you might know I I like to add layers to my cards, so I decided to ran through the die cutting machine a circle die that was the same size as the center of the wreath to die-cut a circle out white card stock. Once, I had the circle die-cutting I gold heat embossed a sentiment from the same stamp set, and I adhered it to the center of the wreath with foam mounting tape. I know it seems a lot, but trust me it actually was easy to make.
For the second example I adhered the backed of the second card panel to an A2 side folding white card base with, and I fussy-cut the rectangular wreath. Then, I gold heat embossed two sentiments from the stamp set. This wreath frame doesn’t come with the lines, so that was an extra step that I decided to take by carefully gold heat embossing the lines using an embossing pen, and a straight ruler. Right afterwards, when all the heat embossing lines were melted I adhered the image with foam mounting tape right in the center of the card, and I set it aside.
For the last example, I created a double gate card in a landscape style. So, to begin with I started by cutting the card base out a sheet of white card stock H 5.5’’ X W 11.5’’. Then, I scored it at 3’' then, I folded it and I started from that fold to make the second score line at 4 1/4’’ leaving the last end of the card base measuring 4 1/4’’ once folded. At this point I decided to stamp the straight floral edges included in the stamp set keeping in mind how far I wanted the top fold to end.
So, I used a ruler and a pencil to mark a line at 1 1/4’’ as my guide for the gold heat embossing. However, this floral straight image wasn’t long enough to cover the length for the card, so what I did was to center the images leaving a little spaces from each end of the card. And, to cover both ends I stamped the single flower image from the stamp set to partially gold heat embossed both ends.
Once, the gold embossing was done I fussy-cut the edge of the card following the image for a partial die-cutting look without an actual die. Then, in the same exact place where I draw the pencil line, that I used as a guide I decided to gold heat emboss that line plus the one in the center. At first, I thought about gold heat embossing the sentiment and the top flap of the card, but after the heat embossing it kind of warp the top due the heat, So, to reinforce it I decided to heat embossing the sentiment in a piece of white card stock that measured W 5.5’’ X H 2 3/4’’ once, the heat embossing was done I adhered the backed of it to it with double foam mounting tape. To finish the card off I gold heat emboss a third line, and I added a bow that I made out of metallic thread.
Finally, as a finishing touch I added a soft sparkly pop of color by adhering sequins here and there to each of the cards.
Well, that’s all for today! I hope these cards inspire you to give these designs a try, as always I appreciate the time you take to read my blog posts. Down below you’ll find the supply list for all the products used in this blog post, as a referral from where they were purchased from.
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