Gold, Vellum, and Layers

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Happy November, card makers! On my project today, I’m using the beautiful Gramercy Road line by Gossamer Blue. My favorite piece in the entire line is this beautiful gold embossed floral vellum! I wanted to use this in the background of my card, so I cut a small piece to layer in the background, leaving room for a stamped sentiment at the bottom, which is stamped with Papertrey Ink’s Basket of Blessings set in Dark Chocolate and Classic Kraft inks.

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Next, I layered on a tag, some leaf die cuts, a piece of chipboard and an enamel dot from the same line. Working with everything from one line really makes card making easy! Everything already coordinates.

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After looking at what I had done so far, I felt like there were too many harsh lines, so I wanted to add a couple more leaves near the bottom of the tag. This will draw your eye down the card to the sentiment and create softness next to the hard square edge of the tag. I also added a piece of seam binding to “tie” the tag onto the card. I always use Chalk White seam binding by Zipperstop. If you want to color it, you can dye it or spray it with mists and let dry before using.

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The seam binding is tied in a knot and then dampened slightly to create that crinkled look. What do you think? I really love the softness those two last details added to the card.

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Thank you for reading today, see you soon with more card making tips and techniques!

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Danielle

by Danielle Flanders

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