Gold Embossing And Pattern Paper

Hello! I suppose many of us are hoarders – and I recently became one. I have started hoarding pattern paper. I just buy, buy and buy them – and never use them! Worst thing – I didn’t even realize this until recently, when I was making Mother’s day card (for my Ma, of course :P). Here’s what my though is when making cards and how I end up not using pattern paper – When I make cards to submit to challenges, I feel that I could save those pattern papers for the cards that I would actually give to people on those special occasions and end up not using any PP… and when I make cards for those special occasions, I think that since its special, I would like to make everything by hand and end up not using any PP!!! How’s that!?!?

Now, I don’t like hoarding – I like using everything I have. So, I made a conscious decision to remember to use PP in any project I can. And this here is such a card 🙂 –

And here’s what I’ve used:

Full Bloom stamp set from Micia embossed using gold EB from Ranger. I also used Antique Linen distress ink to paint th flowers lightly.
The pattern Paper is from Christmas & Winter stack from DCWV. I also used another small green one from the same stack, adhering it like washi tape! 🙂
The sentiment is from XO stamp set from Kaisercraft which I’ve stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

I considered adding some glitter too on the flowers, but opted against it – I didn’t want to steal the glory from the gold embossing! 😛

For this card, I adhered only a part of the top of the front panel to the patterned card base. The bottom end is free – I bent this a little, so that it kinda stand up – but its so little, that its not really visible in the image :(. But it does look cool in real life 🙂

Finally as embellishment, I used some pearls and adhered them randomly on the top card panel.

Submitting this card to the following challenges –

Just Us Girls Challenge #292: Embossing

Inkspirational Challenge #82: Recipe: Use at least 3 of these 4 elements: Distressing, Flowers, Embossing, Pearls

Shopping Our Stash #200: Big, Bold And Beautiful

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