I was playing around with some Stampin’ Up! card kits today, and had a brilliant idea. I’m sure it’s not new, but I haven’t been hopping around the internet lately, so I can honestly say this was my idea. I heat embossed gold powder on gold ink on gold foil sheets. Oh, my goodness! It’s scrumptious. It’s kind of like a really expensive chocolate packaging.
I used Encore gold metallic ink to stamp En Francais on the gold foil, but you could use versamark as well. Gorgeous! I layered it to a Watercolor Wonder note card, added a little Watercolor Wonder designer series paper and washi tape and some vellum hearts, flowers and leaves. I’ve been wanting to make some spiral flowers out of vellum for weeks. They’ve been cut out and ready to roll, so today was the day. I dipped the edges of the flowers in more gold ink, then embossed with gold powder. And the leaves were created the same way. After die cutting with the Little Leaves sizzlit, I dipped them in a little gold ink, then embossed.
The sentiment is one of the Delightful Dozen stamps, again heat embossed on vellum card stock with gold powder. I decided to add a punched gold heart over the stamped one. Since the sentiment didn’t really pop on vellum over the gold foil, I punched a full heart from Very Vanilla card stock and layered it under the die cut heart sentiment.
I don’t know about you, but I really expect to open this card and see some really rich chocolate inside. Sadly, it’s empty right now. But who knows, right? Maybe the chocolate fairy will visit before Valentine’s Day!
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Cross your fingers and hope for chocolate!