Counting My Blessings

Papertrey Ink- Make it Monday

September 19, 2018

Good Morning! Today I have a card for the Papertrey Ink Make it Monday challenge. This week Laurie Schmidlin from Just Give Me Stamps is showing us how to make Faux Gilded Leaves. She has a great video on the blog that shows each step in detail.



I began my card by creating my leaves first. I used the leaves from the Leave It Be stamp set. I cut them out of kraft cardstock and stamped them with VersaMark ink. I added a little copper and silver embossing powder and then covered the leaf with gold embossing powder and heat set the powder.


I then stamped the veins of the leaves with VersaMark ink and added black embossing powder. Laurie also mentions stamping them with a permanent black ink but I didn't have an ink that would stamp and stick to the embossed leaves. I did use an "embossing buddy" so that black powder didn't stick to the leaves in places I didn't want it to.


Once I had my leaves made I starting assembling my card. I cut a front panel out of Cocoa Bean cardstock and embossed it with a basket weave embossing folder from Lifestyle Crafts. I stamped my sentiment (from the Give Thanks stamp set) on a piece of Honey Nut cardstock and wrapped the end with twine. I then layered my panel on a mat of Honey Nut cardstock. Next, I added a piece of patterned paper to the bottom of my card and attached my front panel. 


Will you be making a card with Faux Gilded Leaves this week? It really was a fun technique and something I will try again.

Supplies:
Stamp Sets: Papertrey Ink- Leave it Be, Give Thanks
Dies: Papertrey Ink- Leave it Be
Paper: Papertrey Ink Cardstock
Ink: VersaMark
Other: Lifestyle Crafts- Embossing Folder, Embossing Powder, Twine

Enjoy your day,
Dana

12 comments:

  1. Simply stunning design! Dana, love your gilded leaves, just perfect!

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    1. Thank You So Much!! I appreciate your kind comment!! I hope you are having a wonderful day!!

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  2. Beautiful card Dana! Your leaves just pop off the card with that lovely gilding and I love, LOVE that basket weave layer underneath...SOOO pretty!! :0)

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    1. You are so sweet Marcia!! Thank You So Much!! I hope you are having a Wonderful day!!

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  3. Beautiful gilded leaves and love that basket weave background.

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    1. Thank You So Much Linda!! I really appreciate your kind comment!!

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  4. really nice cards. I like your leaves, not your typical fall leave but it really works.

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  5. Dana, your embossed leaves look gorgeous with the Cocoa Bean and Honey Nut color scheme. The basket weave embossed layer and patterned paper really look awesome. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank You Kathy!! You are so Sweet, I really appreciate your kind comments!! Have a Wonderful weekend!!

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