Hello everyone and Happy Valentine's day. My lovely hubby got me a beautiful card and a couple of cds that I've been wanting, so I'm sitting listening to wonderful piano music as I write this.
I'm still playing catch up over at the Papertrey Ink 8th birthday celebrations and they are going to be releasing lots of metallic elements soon so they asked us to make a card with a metallic theme. I have a friend whose birthday falls on Valentine's Day, so I made her this card:-
I used a Spellbinders embossabilities folder for the gold border, and Simon Says Stamps Frame dies for the little panel. The stamped greeting is from the Birthday Classics : February Stamp Set, and I first tried embossing it with my gold embossing powder. Unfortunately the gold finish was more of an antique gold and it really didn't go well with the bright gold card, so I hunted around to see what else I had. I found some Brilliance Galaxy Gold ink that I can't have used for at least 5 years, and I was amazed that it hadn't all dried up long ago. It was a bit pale when I stamped it but thanks to my wonderful Misti, I was able to stamp it 3 times to build up the colour and I think it ended up matching really well.
The butterflies were in my stash and had been cut out on my Silhouette Cameo, so I just inked the wings and shaped them a little before sticking them on.
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Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.