Hello everyone and welcome!
Today is all about bling and shine! It is time to bring that extravagant gold shades and SHINE OUT LOUD!
Today, I have to cards to share with you and one of them surprise me quite much. I tried something new and it payed off, so I guess I will be doing this technique more often; so, let me tell you what I am talking about.
These are the supplies I used in my first card today and it might seem all normal, but, take a closer look and see what just does not belong?
If you cannot see it, I am going to tell you, and for all of you who saw it right away, good job, you got it right: it is a “Hot Glimmer Foil” by Spellbinders. I love using their transfer foil system whenever I can, but getting all those transfer plates can be pretty costly so I decided to try using regular dies from different companies and see if this technique is going to work. And it did work and I absolutely fall in love with it!
I used a Dotted Swirls Debossing Cover Die from Altenew and used it the same way you would any hot plate, really; same technique, same process, just a different brand die. I then glued it on a card base I created from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110 lbs; die cut the sentiment using Altenew Fancy For You Die and added some gold embellishments, and the first card was done! Super easy and quick, but very fancy and glamorous.
My next card is a little bit more involving, but it is not too bad.
I started off by cutting and assembling the flower and the leaves, honestly, if you have a die cutting machine with a large platform, like I do, this part is piece of cake! I have to also mention that having the sets of gradient card stock from Altenew truly sped up the process. Die cuts were super easy and quick to put together, truly! And after that was done, I glued my gold paper to the card base. TIP 1: When you are using a light weight card stock, like I am here, make sure to apply liquid glue as close to the edge of the paper as possible. This way the streaks of glue will not show underneath your paper. I’ve made this mistake so many times, I guess old habits do die hard, and I would payed it by having to redo my card, which is never fun. After I glued my gold piece, I arranged my flower and the leaves, added some gold embellishments for some extra bling and that was it! I think it took me less than an hour for both cards. And it turned out awesome!
I am so pleased with my creations! This is to prove that quick cards can also be bedazzling and impressive!
Thank you so much for visiting me today, I hope you like today’s creations and I hope you’ll give some of them a try!
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