Hello, welcome back! I had a bit of a rough weekend, so today’s post is a quick one. I honestly wasn’t sure I would get any crafting done, but I rallied a bit on Sunday.
Today’s post is for MFT’s Sketch Challenge 474. Here is the sketch:
You may recognize this background, I made a similar one a few weeks ago, only on white cardstock. I had this one left over, and thought it fit the sketch. For this panel, I added Delicata Golden Glitz ink through MFT’s Star Celebration stencil. Then I masked off a strip of the stencil and added Gina K Design Gold Glitz Gitter Gel. The cardstock is MFT’s Blueberry.
Once the glitter gel was dry, I added a bit of Chipped Sapphire Distress ink around the edges, to darken it up. I die cut the star using the window die from MFT’s Star Shaker Window & Frame on some Brushed Gold foil cardstock.
I added the star to the panel with foam tape, then worked on the sentiment. I stamped the sentiment from MFT Stars & Wishes on a strip of vellum using Versamark ink, and heat embossed it with Hero Arts Gold powder. Because I share the good, the bad and the ugly here, I will admit that I stamped and heat embossed that sentiment in 6 different strips of vellum, and this was the best out of the bunch. For some reason, my heat gun kept melting the powder in areas I wasn’t even pointing it at, scorching them. It must have a stream of heat that flows out above the area I’m heating. After the 6th attempt I got on Amazon and placed an order for the new, dual heat gun from Wagner. I’ll let you know how it works once I’ve given it a trial run.
Ok rant over, back to the card. I added the vellum strip over the star, and wrapped it around the sides of the panel, using Scor-Tape to keep it in place. I then added some black fun foam to the card panel and added it to a Neenah Classic Crest Solar White card base.
I’m still frustrated with the heat embossing. I know gold powder burns easily, but I usually am careful enough and get good results. It took me until the second attempt to realize what was happening (this is the one I used). Oh well, It’s still a cute card.
Thanks for stopping by!