Monday, February 24, 2014

Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Metallic Fun: Ampersand Happenings

Good morning!  What a beautiful weekend, we were able to enjoy a brief break in the cold weather and it was perfect since Aidan's birthday party was on Saturday and we were able to relax outside while the kids played.  Today I'm excited to share the card I made for today's Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration blog where it's all about metallic.  Metallic are really popular right now and while it's not something I naturally grab for I'm having fun creating with all the great metallic items in the Occasions Catalog.  I decided to make an anniversary card for today's project (I'm really ahead of plan since our anniversary is in May!!) and it started with a cardbase of Basic Black and then I added a layer of the Metallic Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum and added a layer of Whisper White cardstock behind the vellum so it really pops. I used the Countless Sayings 2 Photopolymer stamp set for the "you" and "me" and stamped with Versamark and used Black Embossing Powder and the Heat Gun to heat emboss the words on the vellum.
For the ampersand, I used the new Ampersand Embossing Folder and the Big Shot to embossed on the Gold Foil and then cut out the ampersand with Paper Snips.  The final touch was to add some Gold Sequin Trim to the top and bottom corners.
I really love how this card turns out and all the sparkly, shiny elements, and the great thing is that all the hard work was done by Stampin' Up! to make sure everything coordinates to project perfect, beautiful projects.  If you haven't embraced all the wonderful metallic items for your projects, give it a try, you'll love it!!
Have a great day!

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