Friday 22 January 2021

Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop: Enjoy The Gilded Moment

Welcome to the monthly Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop.  This month, as befits a new year, our theme is "What's New?"

You are currently visiting Stephanie Fischer (The Crafty Thinker) from Australia.  I hope you enjoy my card and then click on the next person in the list to enjoy all of the other great projects in the hop!
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This masculine card uses several techniques, the Enjoy The Moment stamp set 
and some Gilded Leafing Embellishment

I have chosen to use the new stamp set Enjoy The Moment from the Jan-June 2021 Mini Catalogue.

It appealed to me for it's beautiful images as well as it's useful and versatile greetings.  It can suit masculine or feminine cards and a range of occasions.

The base card is of Granny Apple Green followed by a layer of Early Espresso before the stamped piece of watercolour paper.

The birthday greeting was stamped with liquid glue before adhering Gilded Leafing Embellishment (also in the Mini Catalogue) and was then cut out with one of the Tasteful Labels Dies.

This was my process:
  • Mask off part of the watercolour paper
  • Sponge on Granny Apple Green and Early Espresso inks
  • Sponge through one of the Basic Pattern Decorative Masks with Old Olive ink
  • Clear heat emboss the image
  • Use a damp sponge and some paper towel to remove much of the sponged ink
  • When dry, use a small brush to apply a few strokes of liquid glue diluted with a few drops of water
  • When dried to tacky stage, apply Gilded Leafing Embellishment
  • Remove masking tape and reapply to form a narrow strip
  • Sponge with Early Espresso ink
  • Remove masking tape
  • Stamp greeting with Early Espresso ink
  • Stamp remaining images with Granny Apple Green ink - stamped off first
  • Adhere the birthday greeting banner
  • Assemble the card layers
It was the first time I'd used my new Blending Brushes - WOW!  They're fantastic!  They make it soooo easy to achieve a smooth application of ink.  

I hope you've enjoyed this card.  You are currently visiting Stephanie Fischer.  

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'Til next time!

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  1. Thanks for the gilding tip - you've inspired me to use the liquid adhesive instead of the heat and stick powder which always gives me problems!

    1. Thank you Brenda. Just remember to immediately put brushes, stamps or whatever into water and then thoroughly wash them when you're ready.

  2. This is such a striking stamp set and your design certainly does it proud! TFS

  3. I have never thought of stamping with liquid glue! Thanks for the tip!

  4. Great idea and great card, thanks for sharing x