They say that necessity is the mother of invention and it’s true! I wanted to make a wedding card using the “happily ever after” sentiment from the Big News Stamp Set embossed in gold and I also wanted to use gold lace. You see my problem. Although I absolutely adore the lace trims currently offered by Stampin’ Up! there is not one that comes in gold. I sat ruminating for a while and then it came to me … that aha! moment every crafter loves.
I decided to try using some Dotted Lace Trim (which I also love) like a stamp and emboss it. I literally ran to my craft room to try out my idea and to my delight IT WORKED! I’m SO excited to share this technique with you.
I used VersaMark ink and generously covered the Dotted Lace Trim and placed it into position on the card front. Then using a clear block I pressed down firmly to transfer the ink. Embossed in gold and there you have it – gold Dotted Lace Trim!
My Very Vanilla card base is 5 x 11.5″ scored in half and then layered with a Gold Foil mat and another Very Vanilla mat, both cut 1/8″ smaller than the previous one. To finish off, I added a length of the 5/8″ Gold Satin Ribbon and a lovely Antique Brad.
I like to finish cards inside too, so here’s a pic. It uses a matching sentiment from the Big News Stamp Set embossed in gold, the new Curvy Corner Trio Punch from the 2015 Holiday Catalogue and some gold sponging around the edges using Encore Gold Ink (retired).
I love this technique and I hope you like it too. I’d love to see your take on it, so leave me a comment with a link to your project.
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