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Hi there! Emily Midgett here with you today, and have I have a card that is a little outside of my normal wheelhouse. Normally, I thrive on bright colors, coloring with lots of dimension and depth, and perhaps a little sparkle… but today, my card features lots of texture with some black on black on black, paired with shiny gold. Let’s get started with the details!

I love the look of tone-on-tone die cuts, especially when I am able to keep the color scheme monochromatic on the die cuts that I’ve colored. I had originally intended to heat emboss the florals from Paradise Blooms in gold on black watercolor cardstock, and use metallic Karin markers to add color to them. Well, I heat embossed several of the images from Paradise Blooms, die cutting them with their coordinating Honey Cuts, and thought they were so lovely with the amount of detail that the shiny gold embossing powder picked up that I abandoned the markers altogether and just kept the die cut images simple! I did add some sparkle to some of the areas using a gold sparkle pen, but it’s quite subtle and pretty int he sunshine.

I also die cut the Pineapple Lattice Cover Plate die from some more black cardstock, which I layered on an A2 panel of black cardstock. Layering detailed cover plate dies on the same shade of cardstock base is one of my favorite subtle ways to add some beautiful texture to the background of the card.

I arranged all of the die cut florals and adhered them to the textured black card base using foam adhesive. I added a sentiment from Wish You Were Here, embossed in gold on some more black cardstock and die cut using the coordinating Honey Cuts, and popped it up using a double layer of foam adhesive to help it stand out from the florals. I added a few gems for some sparkle.

Well, that’s all for my project today! Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a marvelous day!

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  1. Iris Esther López says:

    It’s stunning. Gorgeous.

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