For today’s card I wanted use a technique that, while simple, makes for beautiful looking cards. I needed to make some swaps for an upcoming team meeting and I like doing things that are just a little different for my projects.
Using a die from the May Flowers Framelit set, thick Whisper White cardstock, Versamark ink pad, and embossing powder, I “gilded” the focal image for each card. I varied the embossing powder with each ink color, but for this card I used Pool Party ink and copper embossing powder.
After I die cut my flower, I ran the Versamark ink (somewhat haphazardly) across my petals and then covered them with embossing powder. I set the powder with my heat tool and then did the same thing with a small piece of scrap paper. I used a small circle punch to create a matching copper circle and adhered it to the back of the center of my flower.
I curled the petals to give it some dimension and then attached my flower beside the sentiment on my card. If you have questions about this technique, please contact me. I’d love to show you how I do it. If this inspires you to “gild” something. Please post it in the comments below, I’d love to see it!
If you have questions about any of the products I used, I’ve listed them below (for the full set of cards).