I really love some shine and a little sparkle! And using metallics for a card makes it look unique and special. The Ornate Garden Specialty DSP does not disappoint if you love metallics and shine. Many of the papers are richly colored vintage floral designs, but there are several designs that feature rich gold metallic designs. Perfect for an over the top card design! Which is what I went for with this card!
The paper is gold metallic on Mint Macaron. And I loved the look so much, I decided to go for a monochromatic look. The only departure from that is the sentiment, which was stamped in Old Olive just to get it to pop! Even the main die cut is one of the Ornate Borders Dies is cut from the same DSP and layered under the sentiment with smaller pieces die cut from Gold Foil paper. A few of the Ornate Garden Faceted Gems highlighted the Ornate Border Die cut. And the ribbon, it is the Metallic-Edge ribbon colored with a Stampin’ Blend.
Stampin’ Tip: You can customize many ribbons using Stampin’ Blends. The Stampin’ Blends color perfectly on polyester ribbon and lay down even, rich color. I always test on a scrap first. And its best to always start with the lightest shade of Stampin’ Blends and experiment on the scrap with a second coat of the light blend. Usually that gives you the perfect color. Customizing ribbons is one of my favorite stampin’ tricks and I use it all the time. If you have some of the neutral shades of ribbon on hand and Stampin’ Blends, you will have ribbon to match many, many colors!
Jayne Singleton says
This is a gorgeous card Susan. So elegant & classy!!