Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Sin City Scraps - Gold Medallion

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Hi everybody!  I wanted to share a card with you made with stamps from  Sin City Scraps. If you've never used their rubber stamps, please give them a try. I used a beautiful sets on this card called Rosette Hearts.  I love using beautiful background stamps which is what I used on this card.  I embossed the flower on this card and used perfect pearls on the background.  For those of you who may not know how to emboss or have never used Perfect Pearls, I made a tutorial. 

 Here are the stamps I used....

 I used a 4-1/4 x 5-1/2" card stock base and a 3-3/4 x 4-7/8" black card stock and black and gold scraps.

First, cover background stamp with embossing ink, such as Versamark and stamp the black piece of card stock.  Use Perfect Pearls to dust color all over the Versamark ink.  I used gold and a little copper around the edges and corners.

There are 2 brushes in the Perfect Pearls kit.  Use the skinny brush to brush on the powder and the larger brush to brush off any excess powder.  Then, spritz with water to set it.  I have a small squirt bottle with water that I keep in my craft room.

 Next, to emboss, I stamped the flower in Versamark on black card stock and poured gold embossing powder over it.  You will want to use an anti static pad first before you emboss.  Just rub the pad over the paper you're going to emboss on and it will take away the oils, dirt, etc., so the powder only sticks on the Versamark.

Blow off any excess powder that may be left on the card stock and use heat gun to emboss.  It will only take a few seconds.  The gold powder will turn shiny when it is done.

 You can see the difference. Now the gold powder looks metallic.

Next I cut out the flower with a 2-1/8" Spellbinders circle die.  I placed the die where it should go and taped it to the card stock.  This ensures that the die won't move and will cut the image perfectly centered.

This is what it looks like after cut out with Big Shot. 

 Next, I went a size up to cut out the gold circle.  It is 2-3/8".  The black scalloped circle is 2-7/8" scalloped circle.

 I put pop dots behind each layer to really build it up and then attached to the background piece of card stock.  Then just glue that piece of card stock to the card base.  Again, the finished card looks like this....

Trust me, it is much prettier in real life.  Obviously, you can use any color card stock and embossing powder you'd like.  I just like the look of gold on black.

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial using Sin City Scraps deeply etched rubber stamps.  I know if you give them a try, you'll like them as much as I do and create beautiful projects that you'll want to show off on your blogs.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Until next time, Regina Hardy
Cards by Regina 

1 comment:

Allie Gower said...

The black really makes the pearls POP!