I love a good sentiment set, and even more when its not only got gorgeous handlettering on it, but one that I feel like gives me all the variety I need for multiple occassions! The new Gina K. Designs sentiment set called Just Because has everything I love in a good sentiment set and I’ve got a card today to showcase it to you.
I’ve also been in quite a gold fanatic as of late. My current bathroom remodeling projects have got me in love with the use of gold as an accent, so I am just full of inspiration using gold. So of course, I had to incorporate gold embossing, and I embossed this beautiful floral image from Friendship Floral (which is a FREE with $75+ purchase set) in gold around the top left corner area a few times to create this partial frame like structure.
Then it was time to color it up! I normally like to reach for my watercolors, but I thought hey, I haven’t used my Arteza brush pens for some time, so why not now? Besides, Kathy’s #thedailymarker30day is starting today, so perfect time to do something different with my coloring. I can definitely say after making this card, I think I need to use my brush pens a little more frequently!
I set the painted panel off to dry and once it was, trimmed my panel off at the 1/2″ mark and then cut it again 1/16″ to essentially leave an opening for a strip of color card stock to show through. I heat embossed the sentiments in gold thereafter, the large one on the larger panel and small seconday sentiment in the thin strip piece.
When mounting my panels onto a white base card, I added a thin strip of color card stock where the opening would be down first. Then I added the painted panel over foam tape for the little extra dimension that makes a card look so good!