Hello Freestyle Fans! It's getting warmer in the not so frozen North. There's giddiness in the air and the days are getting longer! YEAH!!!
This week I decided to try the Gilded Paper from my Hoarded File. What a mess I made but what fun it was. The plan was to use the Elizabeth stamp in the middle. Thought I had, can't seem to lay my hands on it though. So the design changed along the way.
The base is Marina Mist. The next layer is Cherry Cobbler, a favorite of mine, ran through the Big Shot with a Sizzix embossing folder (Thanks Penny, the box arrived yesterday!). Now for the interesting part, the gilded paper. After my experiment I realized I was little heavy handed with the Gold Embossing powder, keep this in mind if you are going to give it a try. Here are the steps: Take a piece of Crumb Cake and crumple it up. The more crumpled the better. Uncrumple (if that's even a word) but don't lay it flat. Take the Black Craft Ink Pad and apply directly to the piece of Crumb Cake. Immediately add some Black Embossing Powder and heat with a Heat Gun. Let cool slightly and again with the direct to paper method add Gold Metallic Encore Ink and some Gold Embossing Powder and blast it with the Heat Gun. Your paper will not be flat, it will have crooks and cranies all over. I cut to size and adhered to the Cherry Cobbler layer with strong two sided tape on all the edges. The berries are left-overs from another project.
Regina had a great tip on her Snappy Monday post this week about saving pieces from some projects for a later use. These berries were saved in the tin can that I keep on my craft table for those quick extra touches. I wrapped them with some Cherry Cobbler Seam Bidding and added rhinestones because I was a little heavy added with the glue and these hide the bit of a mess that was made. The sentiment is from Notably Ornate which was stamped in Cherry Cobbler on Marina Mist and punched with the Label Punch.
Once done I had black and gold ink all over my hands due to the ink pads slipping while I was holding them and embossing powder all over the place because I did not cover the container when I turned on the heat gun. Harry Kerry, it was a little scary but giggling all along.
Take out your embossing powders Regina and use two different colors on a light colored cardstock. Don't forget to cover the container or turn the heat gun on away from the container. You surely don't want to duplicate my mess.
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See Ya Next Week!