Gold on Black Dandelion Clock

Welcome to my blog and thank you so much for your visit. Take time to look around and see if any of my projects inspire you!

I am an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator based in the UK, so if you live in Austria, France, Germany, Netherlands or United Kingdom, you are eligible to purchase from me, but regardless of where you are from, I do appreciate your visit to my blog.

Some of the products I have used are available as Last Chance Products – While Supplies last or until 2ndJune 2020.

        See below for the specific products included. 

I know I did a black background card yesterday too, but I had an idea and just had to try it for today!  I really love this card, I think it looks so opulent and striking.  I did a similar card with an ink blended background around a month ago, with the dandelion clock in black, which WAS my favourite, but I like this one better!

So I started with the background by using the Swirls and Curls embossing folder, inked the inside with Versamark and placed a piece of Basic Black cardstock inside, then ran it through my Big Shot.  I then sprinkled the cardstock with gold embossing powder.  This was a bit of trial and error as I haven’t tried this technique before.  Too much powder totally covered the embossing effect and I didn’t want a full gold look to the background, so I ‘strategically’ gently brushed some off using a small make-up brush, wanting to achieve an effect where there was more gold at the top gradually reducing to less towards the bottom of the cardstock.  With the required result, I heat set the powder with a heat gun.  Next was the dandelion clocks themselves.  These are from the Specialty Shimmer paper, so all I did was cut the section I wanted with a little extra, in this case the frame around it to make it easier to handle with the heating process, sponge directly over the image with the Versamark ink pad and cover with gold embossing powder.  This was then heat set, then the process was repeated to achieve a nice slick image. The sentiment is from the Birthday Jubilee Stamp set and was treated in the same way with Versamark and gold embossing powder onto Basic Black cardstock.  The card base was made to a notecard size (5” x 3½”) also in Basic Black cardstock and the embossed gold background was trimmed to measure 1/8” less on each side before being attached to the card base.  The dandelions were then carefully adhered before adding the sentiment, which was cut to 3½” x 7/8”.

Thank you for viewing my project today.  If you make a purchase with me this month for £30 or more (excluding postage) in addition to a thank you card and gift, you will also receive a card kit, which will comprise of three cards to assemble yourself, all papers will be pre-cut for you with the card base, envelopes and any die cuts provided, the only item not provided will be adhesive, as I find the preference of this differs greatly between crafters.

If you wish to place an order, make a note of the item numbers and use the ‘Shop Now’ tab above, available 24/7, not forgetting to use the current  Hostess Code  which is PKH4JDUB  if your order is under £150.  Every customer will receive a thank you gift from me, sent separately from your Stampin’ Up order but please  don’t  select the No Contact option at the check out, as I won’t be able to send you your gift the following month.  Besides this you may also receive a few emails from me about your order.  If your order is over £150 you get to choose your own rewards.

See you next time,       


Retiring Products:

Shimmer Detailed Laser Cut Specialty Paper – 149611

Swirls & Curls Embossing Folder – 147923

Birthday Jubilee Cling Stamp Set – 151571

Equipment & Tools Used:                

Paper Trimmer – 152392

Simply Scored     – 122334

Bone Folder – 102300

Heat Gun (UK plug) – 129054

Heat Gun (EU Plug) – 129055

Products Used:

Basic Black A4 Cardstock – 121688

Versamark Ink Pad – 102283

Versamark Ink Refill – 102193

Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder – 109129

Multi-purpose Liquid Glue – 154974

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