A Touch of Ink and some Gilded Leafing!

Hello and welcome to today’s blog post, which is a super fun card featuring the A Touch of Ink stamp set, Gilded Leafing Embellishment, and the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder! Did you know that the Gilded Leafing Embellishment is not just for stamped images? That’s right, if you can use your Versamark pad, then you can use the Heat & Stick Powder for the Gilded Leafing Embellishment! This is a great way to add some dimension to your embossed cardstock! I will also show you a simple trick to give your stamped image a “watercolor effect”!

For the base layer, cut a piece of Coastal Cabana cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, lightly ink the Painted Texture 3D EF with a Versamark ink pad, you can either lightly tap the pad or lightly “drag” the pad across the EF, on the side that has the SU! logo, and then emboss the cardstock. After embossing, sprinkle the Heat & Stick Powder over the entire embossed cardstock and set with your heat tool:

I placed a scrap piece of paper under the cardstock and then placed pieces of the Gilded Leafing Embellishment over the places that are sticky from the Heat & Stick Powder, pressing the embellishment down with my fingers. I used a Stampin’ Sponge to remove the excess Gilded Leafing Embellishment onto the scrap paper, which was used to slide the excess back into the container:

I cut a 3 ½” x 3 ½” piece of Basic White cardstock and used my Stamparatus to stamp the butterfly from A Touch of Ink in Memento ink. I then inked the second step to this stamp in So Saffron ink and used Sponge Daubers to ink Coastal Cabana ink to about the middle and Bermuda Bay ink at the center of the stamp. I used a Stampin’ Spritzer with water to spritz the inked stamp, then stamping the image on the cardstock. I used the smallest brush from the Water Painters with just a little bit of Coastal Cabana ink to color in the body:

I used the little speckled stamp from this set in So Saffron and Coastal Cabana inks, stamping off once first, around the butterfly:

For the card front, you will need:

1. Use the second largest Layering Circle Die to die-cut out the stamped butterfly image.

2. Use the largest scalloped Layering Circle Die to die-cut from So Saffron cardstock, this will be adhered behind the die-cut butterfly image from above.

3. Cut about a 13” piece of the Fine Art Ribbon.

I used adhesive to adhere the ribbon in a zig-zag patter across the middle of the embossed base layer and then used dimensionals to adhere the layered butterfly on top of the ribbon:

This completed piece is adhered to a Bermuda Bay cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, ink and stamp the flower image from A Touch of Ink the same way as the butterfly, and stamp the sentiment from A Touch of Ink in Bermuda Bay ink:

This really was an easy card to make!! I just love the added texture and depth the Gilded Leaf Embellishment gives to the embossed cardstock and the completely different look of the butterfly by spritzing water on the inked stamp! Both of these techniques are easy ways to take your cards to another level!

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I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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Author: Christina Miller

I am an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator located in Norfolk, Virginia and was first introduced to Stampin' Up! in 2004 when I attended my very first card class with my Mother-in-Law and I was immediately hooked! I first started out by making simple holiday cards and over the years as my stash has grown, so have my card and craft making skills. It has always warmed my heart when family and friends love my cards, but they actually keep them! In 2016 I decided to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and figured I could just do it for a hobby, but now I am going to branch out for all to world to see. So grab your favorite beverage, sit in your favorite chair, and join me as I share my cards and crafts with you! Enjoy!

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