Thursday, April 6, 2017

Foiled Stamped Flowers with Floral Greetings & Peaceful Peonies

Hello, it's Gracie Chavez from Graciellie Design. I love using transparencies on cards. I usually use vellum because of how delicate it looks. So I decided to use one of Sweet 'n Sassy's latests flower stamp from a set I designed -Floral Greetings- in a non-traditional way. I used a quick and easy DIY technique to foil the flowers on heavyweight vellum to create these stamped embellishments.

First, I stamped the flowers using pigment ink (which works just as well as any embossing ink), and I then heat embossed the images in gold. But because I wanted to create a metallic on metallic effect I went ahead and foiled the flowers in silver. All I did was cover the images with a piece of silver foil transfer sheet and ran them through a laminator making sure to wrap the stamped flowers within at least 2 copy paper sheets folded in half, to avoid the embossing powder from melting completely. This trick will allow you to get a distressed foil effect that lets some of the embossed areas to show. In the end, you get a beautiful silver on gold metallic finish.

I fussy cut the flowers and used them to frame the wonderful verse from Peaceful Peonies. I layered a few die cuts and used metallic, shimmery, gorgeous papers to go along with the metallic tones on the images. I added a few touches of beige here and there to make the sentiment pop and tie all the monochromatic layers together. I love the result, but I'm sure this card wouldn't have been the same without these beautiful stamps!

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