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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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-Glittered Vellum Poinsettias-Encouragement Cards for the Holidays & the New Year

The new year is upon us and I thought I’d share an inspirational card with you. I decided to use an encouragement sentiment instead of the usual “happy new year” message on today’s card. (I think this could also be great for the Holidays in general.)

White and gold continue to be my favorite colors of the season, but this time I also added golden brown!

I love Spellbinders dies and the way you can coordinate different sets to layer a card! Here I used around 5 different die sets to layer the background, but the dies coordinate so well together they look like they belong to the same set!

Matte gold paper, golden brown, sand beige and off white cardstock… I love how the color combo ended up looking! The gold glittered poinsettias were stamped and heat embossed on 50 pound weight vellum and cut using coordinating dies. I love this glitter embossing powder and I know I will be getting it in silver in the future (love the sparkle)!

The encouraging sentiment is from CAS-ual Fridays, it has a fabulous font that goes nicely with the card design. To finish off my card I added pearls, rhinestones, crinkle ribbon and some deco foil branches.

Here’s another card and tutorial 
using a different technique on glittered vellum 
that you might want to check out! 

I hope you have a fun New Year’s Eve surrounded by family and friends! Remember to mark your calendars and stop by the blog on January 1st. for an exciting giveaway (over $200 in prizes)! Thanks for stopping by!

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