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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  1. ahhhhh, yes, thanks for the reminder that you can use stencils to emboss too! Love the samples you created today.

  2. Gorgeous! I love how this turned out! And thank you for the step-by-step instructions! Your watercolour flowers are beautiful!

  3. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing how to use the stencil as a stamp. This girl is learning lots of new tricks!

  4. I didn’t know you could use stencils to emboss! What a beautiful card. I’ve been eyeing those peerless watercolors. They are so vibrant and beautiful!

  5. Love those Peerless water colour sheets, the stamps and dies for this card are gorgeous! Love every little detail – thank you for sharing Karen x

  6. GORGEOUS flowers and DELIGHTFUL cards Lisa!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your tutorial … LOTS for me to buy and techniques to try :)

  7. Such a pretty card! I love the stamp sets that have matching dies. They make creating so much easier.

  8. Love this card. Makes me want to try the Peerless Watercolors. The colors are beautiful!!

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