Cloisonné, Anyone?

Cloisonné, Anyone?

The art of cloisonné includes decorating objects with gold and gem stones. This project uses the “faux cloisonné” technique. It’s a super easy technique, and it’s what I’m using for my “Make & Take” for our local Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Meeting this month. At least, today it’s the plan. The meeting is Thursday, so my plan may change before then.

Here’s my card.

Faux Cloisonne', Stampin' Up!, Jar of Love, Embellished Ornaments

To create the cloisonné piece, I stamped the Embellished Ornament image in Versamark on an old calendar sheet. Then I embossed with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Easy! Simply die cut the ornament using the Delicate Ornament Thinlits Dies, and you’re ready to add it to your card. (I used scissors; that was quicker than digging through my die-cuts for the Delicate Ornaments. Did I mention I’m also organizing and cleaning my stamp room this winter?)

I clipped the top and bottom off the ornament to make it more of a vase. Then I stamped the flowers and greenery on a piece of Whisper White Cardstock using Garden Green and Rose Red ink, and added the vase over them with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Of course, there needed to be a little more sparkle, so I used Gold Glitz Dazzling Details in the centers of the flowers and added a debossed strip of Gold Foil to the edge of the inside of the card. It’s debossed because I wasn’t paying attention, but then I liked that it didn’t just mimic the embossing on the front of the card. One of those “happy accidents,” right?

I realized that the only “new” product I used was the Falling Petals Textured Impressions Embossing Folder from the Occasions Catalog. Everything else is from the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog – the Embellished Ornaments, Delicate Ornament Thinlits, and the Jar of Love flowers. I’m kind of glad about that, because I always neglect the amazing products in the Annual Catalog when a new seasonal catalog comes out.

Give the Faux Cloisonné technique a try. It’s a lot of fun to see what your finished piece will look like!

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a wonderful day!

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About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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