I decided to use the Inspired by Stamping “Delicate Doilies” stamp set and let the gorgeous intricate doilies shine–literally. 🙂 I used an EK Tools powder tool as an anti-static tool to prepare the card stock panel for heat embossing. Then I used VersaMark ink and stamped out various doilies and heat embossed them with gold embossing powder.
For the “THANKS” sentiment, I used an old Stampin Up! stamp set called “Vintage Verses” and used Momento Luxe Tuxedo Black ink (this ink stays wet long enough to act as a great binder for embossing powder) and clear embossing powder on a scrap of vellum that I hand cut into the shape of a banner to fit on one side of the card.
To add more dimension and interest, I also decided to heat emboss some black doilies on vellum paper to place around the card. I fussy cut each of these and layered them on the larger gold doilies and used them to fill in some blank spaces around the card. I wanted a luxurious look for the card so I decided to add some black and champagne colored bling pieces around the card for good measure.
The following is a start-to-finish process video of the whole card (well, except the extra gold embossed doilies I glued to the inside of the card for a little extra pizzazz–confession: these were from my first attempt at this card base which was a bit messy and did not have complete doily impressions. I salvaged what I could, and I think they made the card much more fancy! YAY!):
This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Anything Goes Challenge
Crafts Galore Encore Stamp or Digi Challenge
613 Avenue Create Event (thanks) and Trend (gold) Challenge
Card Mania Anything Goes Challenge
Virginia’s View 100% Stamped Challenge
Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day! WOOF