Hello! The Simon Says Stamp Cherished release is now live and it’s full of must-haves! I have lots of cards to share over the next few days but I wanted to start with a trio of cards using the stunningly gorgeous Heart Mandala stencil!
I actually made a video (I know, I know, second video this week…I’m just as shocked as you are!) showing how I created a faux gold leaf look using a metallic paint dabber! I’ve had them in my craft stash forever and I’m pretty sure I haven’t used it in years. Anyway, you can watch the video below or at my Youtube channel! And if you’re new to my blog I hope you’ll subscribe to my Youtube channel…I’m really hoping to hit 3000 subscribers soon and I have some exciting things planned when I get there! 😉
Here’s a closer look at all three cards I created. You can see that I varied the amount of gold paint I applied over the stencil to create three very different looks. Two of the cards use sentiments from the new Thoughtful Messages set and one uses an older word die!
My first card definitely uses the heaviest application of gold paint and a sentiment heat-embossed on vellum allows the background to shine!
The second card features soft navy ink with the gold paint lightly applied. The three colors really work well together and create an interesting design!
And my last card’s background is more tone on tone…I use a darker pink ink over pink cardstock and the lightest application of gold paint for a more subtle background. The use of navy cardstock really makes the pink pop!
I hope you enjoyed my cards and that they give you some inspiration for the gorgeous stencils in the new Cherished release! Make sure to head over and shop because I have a feeling many of these items will be out of stock very soon! 😉 Thanks for visiting and have a fabulous day!
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