Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Go For Gold

Hello everyone! There's a new challenge up at Poppystamps and the theme for this month is Go For Gold!

For my card I decided to use gold embossing powder for the gold theme. I started by die cutting the sentiment from white card stock, smooshing Versamark over it, sprinkling it with gold embossing powder and heat setting it. By doing this I know that all the gold on my card matches perfectly.

For the background, I took a piece of white card stock and used the Memory Box Raymelle stencil with Distress Ink in Mermaid Lagoon.

I used Distress Ink in Wilted Violet, Shaded Lilac and Picked Raspberry to colour some white card stock. I die cut the butterflies from this, stamped the delicate body images in Versamark and gold embossed.

I took the Versamark ink pad and dabbed it around the edge of the stenciled piece, sprinkled with gold embossing powder and heat set. This adds a visual definition between the panel and the black card base without needing another layer of paper.

To finish off the card I added some black gems.

The Go For Gold challenge lasts all month so you have lots of time to submit your projects and at the end one person will be randomly chosen to win some Poppystamps products.

I can't wait to see your creative projects!


  1. Sue this is so beautiful, love the combination of stamps and die cuts!! Love the gold embossing!!

  2. Just love your gold embossed butterflies! So perfect with the gold sentiment, Sue!!

  3. Sue, I LOVE this idea! The gold embossing on the butterflies is so pretty and creative!
    Take care!

  4. The gold makes these sweet butterflies gorgeous!

  5. Very pretty butterfly card Sue, nice gold stamping


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