Add a Bit of Gold Glam

Hi readers! Happy Sunday! Today we have some fantastically GOLDEN inspiration for you from Lisa Spangler!
Hello there! I have some tropical greetings to share with you today that also have my favorite color of the summer: GOLD! I have a feeling I’ll be using gold on my Christmas cards this year too. I also have a nifty trick you can do with stencils. So, read on! :)
I started out by stamping this flower from the Hero Arts Hello Flowers set with Versamark ink, then heat embossing it in white. Then I broke out my peerless watercolors and went to town!
I first used these last summer while on vacation in Quebec. I just love them to take with me while traveling — they pack up so well! And the colors are so vibrant. LOVE.
Next I stamped a bunch of leaves in lime and field greens and cut them out with the matching die cuts. I am not very patient when it comes to fussy cutting, so I love having matching dies! :)
Now for my stencil trick! I placed the confetti dot stencil on some white cardstock and misted it with gold, but I didn’t think the design was strong enough to go with the bold flowers. Then it hit me to use the stencil as a stamp!
I just picked it up carefully and placed it on a piece of cardstock trimmed to 4.25×5.5″. Then I covered it with scratch paper and pressed all over it really well. It doesn’t come out quite as well as a true stamp would, but it gives a nice shimmer.
Then I decided to use the stencil to emboss it, too! This really makes the dots pop. :)
To do this, just place a piece of felt under the paper and the stencil on top in your sandwich and run it through the machine as you would for a die cut.
Next I partially assembled the card, adding a strip of this skinny Amy Tangerine washi tape. Yes, I am still addicted to washi tape. :)
Before I adhered the flowers with pop dots I stamped the message in black.
Then after the card was assembled I splattered some more gold mist over everything. Because you can never have enough gold!
Oh and I wanted to add that I added some Hero Arts black decor to the centers of the flowers and here and there on the card. I like how the black really stands out with the vibrant watercoloring, yet doesn’t take anything away from it.
Thanks so much joining me today, and thanks to Simon Says Stamp for having me! Hope your summer is golden. xo


Thanks for reading today and thanks to Lisa for the inspiration!!

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163 Comments on "Add a Bit of Gold Glam"

  1. Lindsey says:

    Gorgeous! I’ll be playing with stencils and mists tomorrow for sure!

  2. Kris in Alaska says:

    Makes me want to get my “SHINE” on!

  3. Yvonne B. says:

    I love how you blended the colors and the contrast of the white heat embossing and the bright colors! Your shimmer is really pretty! Thanks for your tutorial today!

  4. I love a bit of gold, beautiful card!

  5. AmberS says:

    These are gorgeous!

  6. Lynn Hardy says:

    I love this pretty card and the gold just sets it off perfectly!

  7. Becky Green says:

    Just beautiful!!!! Gold is ALWAYS GOOD in my opinion! AND new ways to apply it is “good” too! :D

  8. NatQuebec says:

    Hello, What a nice card !!! I am from Québec ;-) Hope you liked it

  9. Leslie Brown says:

    Got to try the stencil technique

  10. I so need to get some stencils! Beautiful card!

  11. Darlene Jungman says:

    Gorgeous card! Love the watercolors!

  12. Karen L K says:

    Great looking card Lisa!

  13. What a beautiful set of cards! Two years later I come to visit this blog post to be inspired. Thank you! Greetings from Russia!

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