I love gold embossing powder! Using it really dresses up a card and adds a bit of elegance when paired with a sophisticated background stamp like the one I used for this project.
I took inspiration for this card from the recent bi-monthly Yippee for Yana video on the Simon Says Stamp YouTube channel. This month’s Yippee for Yana video features an elegant one-layer masked floral card.
Yana Smakula’s designs are so wonderful and her style runs the gamut from whimsical to sophisticated. I love the versatility in her card making. She is always a constant source of inspiration.
My project uses Yana’s basic techniques shown in the video. The only obvious difference is the background stamp and sentiments that we each chose and perhaps the specific brands of embossing powders used. I also did not ink blend the edges of the embossed background with the same color of ink but chose a similar color from my ink pad stash.
One other difference is that I masked off a section in the middle by die-cutting a label from a rounded-corner label die using masking paper. After removing the label mask, I heat embossed a sentiment in the same gold embossing powder.
Hope you like my project. Hope you have a great day!
Supplies used to make this project:
- Simon Says Stamp: Pretty Peonies background stamp
- Simon Says Stamp: Uplifting Thoughts (sentiment)
- Pinkfresh Studio dies: Essentials Basic Label Frames set
- Versamark Ink for heat embossing
- Catherine Pooler Inks: Icing on the Cake (light ink-blending around edges of card)
- WPlus9: Coal Mine (very similar to SSS’s Slate cardstock) for the card front
- Neenah Solar White 110# (card base)
- Brutus Monroe embossing powder: Gilded