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Foil Stamped Flowers on Vellum – New year’s Inspirational card –

With the new year also come new crafty tools and new techniques to try out; New opportunities in every sense and new energy to give it our best. So today I have a card for you that represents all of the above in an elegant and inspirational way.

I went for black and white, adding gold as my transition shade and the result ended up reminding me of the old 30’s glamour. The Arched Elegance dies also contribute with the look of the card and since they are new to my stash I went ahead and layered them as uniquely as I possibly could.

I used so many different materials on this card: vellum, craft metal, decofoil and even acrylic paint for the monoprinted background. I started out using a 5″ by 7″ Gelli plate to create a gold and silver background (love the effect), then I heat embossed in silver a few snowflakes on it; I also cut the flourishes from the same paper. I die cut a few archs on craft metal (which looks like aluminum foil but it’s sturdier), and layered a few other archs cut from black patterned paper. I also foiled stamped my flowers on vellum, using Stamp ‘n Bond and Gold Decofoil sheets and then colored them (from the back) with Spectrum Noir markers. The process requires a bit of patience but the result is absolutely worth it! The inspiring sentiment is stamped with gold glitter embossing powder (my new favorite).

I wanted to add a few unexpected elements to my card such as the gold lattice ribbon pieces on the sides and the snowflake die cuts under the flowers that I heat embossed with Bridal Tinsel powder to add a bit of sparkle. I wanted this design to be sort of transitional, with a new year feel and a bit of a winter touch. It all blends nicely in the end thanks to the neutral tones.

Hope you enjoyed today’s project. Update: I added a quick tutorial on how I foil stamped my flowers and you can find it HERE. Until next time.

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83 thoughts on “Foil Stamped Flowers on Vellum – New year’s Inspirational card –

  1. Thanks for sharing your card with Crafty Friends 'Use Something New' Challenge… your card is lovely… happy new year and good luck in the challenge, Diane Louise (DT) xx

  2. A fabulous card, Gracie! So elegant and beautiful. Thanks for sharing it with us at stamping sensations for our stamp and Die challenge and good luck!

  3. This is stunning! LOVE all the different materials and all the layers! I envy crafters like you who can add layers and make them look AMAZING! So glad you were inspired by our Elegance Cupcake Inspirations Challenge and hope you will share more of your creative skills in future challenges!
    Debbie, DT Sweetie

  4. Stunning card design Gracie! love those gorgeous flowers and your die cut layering up.
    Thanks for joining us over on Poppystamps challenge blog.
    Pam x

  5. Beautiful card. I agree, it does remind me of 1930s glamour. Its stunning. Thanks for sharing with us at Where The Heart Is x

  6. This is fantastic, love everything about it! Love this entry, thank you for sharing with Creatalicious, Jackie CT member.

  7. Wauw absolutly gorgeous is your card!
    Thanks for entering in our something new challenge.
    Xxx Linda DT-CF

  8. Wow! This is stunning and beautiful. The gold and sparkle is gorgeous.
    Thank you for joining in with the ‘Something Old / Something New’ challenge at Creatalicious Challenges. Mia – DT Member xx

  9. Oh, so beautiful.♥
    Thank you for joining us at Card and Scrap.
    Hugs Line.

  10. Gorgeous card, love those flowers. thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this time!
    Claire xx

  11. Very pretty and elegant card Gracie. Thanks for sharing with us at Creatalicious. Hugs, Gale DT

  12. Wow! You weren't kidding about elegant and inspirational! I adore how you used these techniques so masterfully. I literally just sat here staring at your card until my husband thought I'd gone into a coma of some sort! Thanks for also sharing how you made this. It was a joy to see and I'm so glad you shared your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  13. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous card.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

  14. Those flowers are absolutely exquisite, and the card definitely has that old world glamour feel. Thank you for joining the Diecut Divas new technique, die ,stamp colour challenge. Cathie DT

  15. Such a beautiful, detailed card. thank you for joining in this months challenge at The Artistic Stamper.

  16. Lovely card! The layer die cuts are beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
    Tina dt

  17. Beautiful card! Love all the different layers and the lovely shine! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

  18. This really is beautiful Gracie! It looks very time consuming and labour intensive but the outcome is so beautiful I would say it was well worth it!

  19. This really is beautiful Gracie! It looks very time consuming and labour intensive but the outcome is so beautiful I would say it was well worth it!

  20. Beautiful as always, Gracie! Thanks for joining us this week at HIMCR!

    Hiding in My Craft Room
    ~Laurie

  21. Absolutely beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.
    Pinky

  22. Gorgeous card!!!! The flowers are beautiful and I love all the embellishments and design elements. Thanks for joining us at 2 Creative Chicks and good luck!
    Hugs,
    Lynne
    2 Creative Chicks DT

  23. Oh my that is just Stunning!!

  24. gorgeous card!! LOVE LOVE all your layers and flowers!!! Thanks for playing with Cards in Envy!!!!

  25. Wow this is gorgeous ! So many beautiful details to look at ! Thanks for joining us in the Poppystamps Challenge !

  26. Gorgeous card, Gracielle!! Love all the gold and your embossing!! So dimensional and textured. Thanks for joining us at ODBD!! Hope all is well.
    hugs,
    Chris

  27. Beautiful Gracie!! LOVE the vellum flowers and your verse. Precious!
    Blessings!

  28. Gracie your designs are always amazing! Gorgeous as always and thank you for the tutorial – swooning over those flowers!

  29. Wow, your card is so beautiful and elegant. I love the colors.

  30. Your flowers are amazing (as always). Card is regal and beautiful.
    Thank you for sharing your project with all of us at House of Cards January Challenge: Color or Embossing

    Katarzyna Ewa

    my blog
    DT craftyenjoyments.co.uk
    DT House of Cards

  31. Gorgeous card, love your take on our challenge. It has such a deco and luxurious feel to it, just wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing your creation with us at House of Cards and I hope we see you again for our new challenge Karen P DT HOC

  32. Hi Gracie,
    Out of the three stunning cards you submitted into last month's LLC challenge, this is my favourite! I'm glad I got the chance to see them all, though please note in order to be considered for the Top Picks/prize only one entry is allowed. This is a fantastic design and such a well composed card; I also love the elegant colour scheme!

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts

  33. Beautiful card, Gracie! Thanks for playing along with us over at House of Cards!
    Take care!
    Michele

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