I created a card using a couple of my favourite sets from HBS in two of my favourite colours...grey and gold! I started by creating a mask out of some plain (happens to be pink) printer paper and a circle die.
I used the negative piece to cover the panel I created out of white cardstock. I then stamped a woodgrain background stamp overtop. This left me with a clean, circle shaped stamped area.
As you can see, I stamped some images from the Country Blooms stamp set. I used Versamark Ink and Gold Embossing Powder. This is one of my favourite and mostly used sets!! I used the Co-ordinating Dies to cut the images out. For the colouring I left it VERY simple. I chose the lightest shades of four colours that I had in my Promarker stash and simply blended them out with the blender marker. I did not want vibrant colours taking away from the gold embossing. You can see how faint the green leaves are.
For the sentiment, I used the very first stamp set I bought from HoneyBee...Beautiful Life!!! This set also has Co-ordinating Dies which I used here. I stamped the word "fabulous" in Versamark and embossed it in gold as well. Have to keep this gold theme going!! I cut multiples of the fabulous die so I could make a very dimensional embellishment. I have a stack of scrap, inexpensive white cardstock that I use in my stamp storage pockets. I use this for things like layering dies so I'm not using up the "good stuff"! I stamped the "you are" with black ink, for a little contrast, onto a small strip of white cardstock.
To put the card together, I used a combination of foam adhesive and liquid glue, but mostly foam adhesive! I surround half the stamped circle with the floral and leaf images and placed the sentiments on the opposite side of the circle. To finish off, I used the sequin stamp, also from the Life is Beautiful set in gold embossing powder to "jazz' things up a bit!!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!! I hope you enjoyed!
I'll be back real soon!!