Foil Stamped Flowers on Vellum
- New year's Inspirational card -

January 05, 2016

With the new year also come new crafty tools and new techniques to try out; New opportunities in every sense and new energy to give it our best. So today I have a card for you that represents all of the above in an elegant and inspirational way.



I went for black and white, adding gold as my transition shade and the result ended up reminding me of the old 30's glamour. The Arched Elegance dies also contribute with the look of the card and since they are new to my stash I went ahead and layered them as uniquely as I possibly could.

I used so many different materials on this card: vellum, craft metal, decofoil and even acrylic paint for the monoprinted background. I started out using a 5" by 7" Gelli plate to create a gold and silver background (love the effect), then I heat embossed in silver a few snowflakes on it; I also cut the flourishes from the same paper. I die cut a few archs on craft metal (which looks like aluminum foil but it's sturdier), and layered a few other archs cut from black patterned paper. I also foiled stamped my flowers on vellum, using Stamp 'n Bond and Gold Decofoil sheets and then colored them (from the back) with Spectrum Noir markers. The process requires a bit of patience but the result is absolutely worth it! The inspiring sentiment is stamped with gold glitter embossing powder (my new favorite).

I wanted to add a few unexpected elements to my card such as the gold lattice ribbon pieces on the sides and the snowflake die cuts under the flowers that I heat embossed with Bridal Tinsel powder to add a bit of sparkle. I wanted this design to be sort of transitional, with a new year feel and a bit of a winter touch. It all blends nicely in the end thanks to the neutral tones.

Hope you enjoyed today's project. Update: I added a quick tutorial on how I foil stamped my flowers and you can find it HERE. Until next time.

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79 comentarios

  1. Wow! Another breathtaking design, Gracie! And, thanks so much for always sharing your fabulous tutorials!

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  2. Exquisite, Gracie! I love when it's my turn to post on your amazing projects! Thanks for joining the Dies R Us January, "Something New" Challenge!!

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  3. Absolutely stunning Gracie ... as your creations always are! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Something NEW’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

    P.S. DID YOU KNOW? A friend and I have a new challenge blog beginning in 2016. Please check it out. Double D Challenges

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  4. Gorgeous card - I didn't know which element to look at first, love the vellum flowers, every element compliments this beautiful creation. Thanks for joining at at House of Card challenge. Shirley HOC DT

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  5. Absolutely stunning. so gorgeous and elegant.

    Saraxx

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  6. Gracie, you do the most AMAZING work!! Your card leaves me speechless -- it's so gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for playing with us at Cupcake Inspirations this week!

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  7. This is stunning, those flowers are simply divine. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

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  8. Wow, gorgeous!!!! Thanks for joining our challenge with Kraftin Kimmie Stamps.
    hugs
    Marilyn DT

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  9. Gracie, this is absolutely beautiful. I love those flowers.

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  10. Lovely card, thanks for sharing with us at Sisters of Craft and good luck. Wendy DT x

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  11. Awesome. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Craft Your Passion this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Regards,
    Tammi , CYP DT
    makememories4life {My Blog}

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  12. Wow - those vellum flowers are just stunning. This card is full of glamour. Thanks so much for playing along with our Elegance theme at Cupcake Inspirations this week!

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  13. Your creativity is absolutely beautiful! I am in awe!

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  14. Just a beautiful display of your gorgeous flowers! Thanks for joining us at Dies R Us for our 'Something New' challenge!

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  15. This is so beautiful! Love the gold foiling. Thanks for the tutorial, too.

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  16. Oh wow, this is a gorgeous card, very elegant. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

    Dionne

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  17. I love this color combination! Thanks for playing with us at Craft Your Passion!
    Carolyn, DT

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  18. Absolutely beautiful. It certainly was worth the effot.

    Sue
    rolfe974@prodigy.net

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  19. Pretty card! Love the fabulous color scheme and wonderful layering! Thank you for joining us at House of Cards! :) Mynn xx

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  20. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  21. gorgeous and oh so elegant!! i especially love the flowers! thank you so much for playing along with us at house of cards.
    linda

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  22. Beautiful! Those flowers are absolutely gorgeous and thank you for sharing this stunner with Cards in Envy!

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  23. What an amazing and beatiful card, a work of art.
    Thanks for sharing with us at OLL this time.
    Lynn x

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  24. This is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at 2 Creative Chicks.
    Janis, DT Member
    Pause Dream Enjoy
    PDE Linky Party , Owner & DT Member

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  25. WOW! Those flowers are just amazing!

    Thanks for joining the Challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

    /Lisa - DT

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  26. hey.. sweet.. so gorgeous and i am so thrilled to see you do foiling! without a minc machine... I M Not spending money if i can help it:) so thanks from my heart... sincerely from a normal trying-to-stay somewhat frugal crafter....3 cheers 4 u:)

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  27. Wow, what a gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at 2 Creative Chicks.

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  28. Beautiful design, love the colors and the wonderful elements. Thank you for joining our blog challenge at SweetStamps.com.

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  29. Gorgeous as always, so glad you are joining us at House of Cards! Donna

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  30. Gorgeous as always, so glad you are joining us at House of Cards! Donna

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  31. An elegant beautiful card. Beautifully done.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

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  32. love those pretty flowers - thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations

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  33. What an absolutely stunning card! thank you for joining us the House of Cards!

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  34. Gosh! Saw this card in the gallery at Cupcake Inspirations. WOW, so gorgeous.

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  35. fabulous design Gracie. Very elegant. Thank you for sharing it with us at OLL challenges Wynn DT

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  36. Stunning card! thanks for sharing with Crafting from the Heart!

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  37. Breath taken away in seeing this masterpiece of elegance, class and sophistication you've created! The flowers, especially, catch my eye! In awe! Thank you for sharing your artistry at Cupcake Inspirations!
    ~c

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  38. Such a beautiful card. I love your wonderful design and use of different mediums - this is just perfect for our 'New Stash/Occasion' theme this week. Thank you for sharing your card and joining in with the fun at Sweet Stampin’ this week and good luck. Hugs Janine xx

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  39. It's a beautiful card filled with so many pretty layers!! Thanks for joining in the fun at Die Cut Diva's!

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  40. An absolutely stunning card and a gorgeous verse. Thank you for sharing with us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge. Marlene DT

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  41. A very classy and elegant card.

    Thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish.

    Helen x

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  42. Stunning elegant card Gracie. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Crafty Calendar. Gale DT

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  43. Thanks for sharing your card with Crafty Friends 'Use Something New' Challenge... your card is lovely... happy new year and good luck in the challenge, Diane Louise (DT) xx

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  44. A fabulous card, Gracie! So elegant and beautiful. Thanks for sharing it with us at stamping sensations for our stamp and Die challenge and good luck!

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  45. This is stunning! LOVE all the different materials and all the layers! I envy crafters like you who can add layers and make them look AMAZING! So glad you were inspired by our Elegance Cupcake Inspirations Challenge and hope you will share more of your creative skills in future challenges!
    Debbie, DT Sweetie

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  46. Stunning card design Gracie! love those gorgeous flowers and your die cut layering up.
    Thanks for joining us over on Poppystamps challenge blog.
    Pam x

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  47. Beautiful card. I agree, it does remind me of 1930s glamour. Its stunning. Thanks for sharing with us at Where The Heart Is x

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  48. This is fantastic, love everything about it! Love this entry, thank you for sharing with Creatalicious, Jackie CT member.

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  49. Wauw absolutly gorgeous is your card!
    Thanks for entering in our something new challenge.
    Xxx Linda DT-CF

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  50. Wow! This is stunning and beautiful. The gold and sparkle is gorgeous.
    Thank you for joining in with the ‘Something Old / Something New’ challenge at Creatalicious Challenges. Mia – DT Member xx

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  51. Oh, so beautiful.♥
    Thank you for joining us at Card and Scrap.
    Hugs Line.

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  52. Gorgeous card, love those flowers. thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this time!
    Claire xx

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  53. Very pretty and elegant card Gracie. Thanks for sharing with us at Creatalicious. Hugs, Gale DT

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  54. Wow! You weren't kidding about elegant and inspirational! I adore how you used these techniques so masterfully. I literally just sat here staring at your card until my husband thought I'd gone into a coma of some sort! Thanks for also sharing how you made this. It was a joy to see and I'm so glad you shared your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  55. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous card.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  56. Those flowers are absolutely exquisite, and the card definitely has that old world glamour feel. Thank you for joining the Diecut Divas new technique, die ,stamp colour challenge. Cathie DT

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  57. Such a beautiful, detailed card. thank you for joining in this months challenge at The Artistic Stamper.

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  58. Lovely card! The layer die cuts are beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
    Tina dt

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  59. Beautiful card! Love all the different layers and the lovely shine! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

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  60. This really is beautiful Gracie! It looks very time consuming and labour intensive but the outcome is so beautiful I would say it was well worth it!

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  61. This really is beautiful Gracie! It looks very time consuming and labour intensive but the outcome is so beautiful I would say it was well worth it!

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  62. Beautiful as always, Gracie! Thanks for joining us this week at HIMCR!

    Hiding in My Craft Room
    ~Laurie

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  63. Absolutely beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.
    Pinky

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  64. Gorgeous card!!!! The flowers are beautiful and I love all the embellishments and design elements. Thanks for joining us at 2 Creative Chicks and good luck!
    Hugs,
    Lynne
    2 Creative Chicks DT

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  65. gorgeous card!! LOVE LOVE all your layers and flowers!!! Thanks for playing with Cards in Envy!!!!

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  66. Wow this is gorgeous ! So many beautiful details to look at ! Thanks for joining us in the Poppystamps Challenge !

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  67. Gorgeous card, Gracielle!! Love all the gold and your embossing!! So dimensional and textured. Thanks for joining us at ODBD!! Hope all is well.
    hugs,
    Chris

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  68. Beautiful Gracie!! LOVE the vellum flowers and your verse. Precious!
    Blessings!

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  69. Gracie your designs are always amazing! Gorgeous as always and thank you for the tutorial - swooning over those flowers!

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  70. Wow, your card is so beautiful and elegant. I love the colors.

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  71. Your flowers are amazing (as always). Card is regal and beautiful.
    Thank you for sharing your project with all of us at House of Cards January Challenge: Color or Embossing

    Katarzyna Ewa

    my blog
    DT craftyenjoyments.co.uk
    DT House of Cards

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  72. Gorgeous card, love your take on our challenge. It has such a deco and luxurious feel to it, just wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing your creation with us at House of Cards and I hope we see you again for our new challenge Karen P DT HOC

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  73. Hi Gracie,
    Out of the three stunning cards you submitted into last month's LLC challenge, this is my favourite! I'm glad I got the chance to see them all, though please note in order to be considered for the Top Picks/prize only one entry is allowed. This is a fantastic design and such a well composed card; I also love the elegant colour scheme!

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts

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  74. Beautiful card, Gracie! Thanks for playing along with us over at House of Cards!
    Take care!
    Michele

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Thanks so much for your kind comments!

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