Unfortunately, many of the supplies used in this card are either retired or non-Stampin' Up! Current product I used were the Basic Black Cardstock, So Saffron Cardstock, and the wonderful 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Layered Leaves. Take a look at all the embossing folders in this line on page 211.
If, when creating with these special embossing folders, you are using regular cardstock, and you spritz it lightly with water on front and back before putting inside the embossing folder and running it through the Big Shot, you will be able to see more of what these folders are capable of. Namely, incredibly deeply embossed impressions, and in the case of Layered Leaves, varying depths of the impressions. This gives it a truer, more dimensional look, which is breathtaking to behold in person.
Since I wasn't using cardstock in this project, and rather a gold metallic paper, I did not want to add water to the paper. So, the impression isn't as varied as it could be. But, I think it is stunning just the same. Who doesn't like the look of embossed metallic paper?
The lovely stamp set I used is also retired (I hate when that happens!), but the silhouetted floral design was absolutely perfect for this project, so I couldn't resist calling it out of retirement.
In the remaining photos, I am tirelessly attempting to showcase the beauty of the embossing. Very difficult to capture -- as are so many things in life.
When I had originally finished the card, it seemed to need just a little something more. That's when I decided to grab another retired set to use the "hello".
Would you like to give this project a try? I think that if you replaced my metallic paper with one of the Stampin' Up! Foil Sheets -- which come in copper, gold and silver -- found on page 194, you would have similar results.
And, to replace the silhouette image I used, you could opt for Flirty Flowers on page 25; a bouquet made with various stamps in the Beautiful Bouquet set, found on page 92; Thoughts & Prayers on page 100; an image made up of stamps from the Bunch of Blossoms set, which can be found on page 135; even the trees from the everlasting Lovely As a Tree set, page 137; the majestic lighthouse from the High Tide set, page 140; a couple of the images in the Falling Flowers set, which you can find on page 143; the fern or long floral piece from the Butterfly Basics set on page 149. I could go on and on. Just use your imagination and finish looking through the catalog. Lots of inspiration in there that I never even touched on in this post.
Anyway, on to the tutorial:
Silhouette-type stamp as well as a small sentiment stamp
Basic Black cardstock
So Saffron cardstock
Gold metallic cardstock
Layered Leaves embossing folder
Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of black cardstock in half, creasing it well with a bone folder.
Run a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of a soft gold metallic cardstock through the Big Shot inside the Layered Leaves embossing folder.
Wrap the gold cord three times around the gold piece, about 1 1/2" from the top, and then again about 1 1/2" from the bottom. Adhere the ends of the cord on the back with tape.
Stamp the silhouette image centered onto a 3 3/4" x 2" piece of So Saffron cardstock. With the paper cutter, trim this piece into 1 1/4" pieces. Adhere these pieces, spaced evenly, onto a 2 1/4" x 4 1/4" piece of black cardstock.
On a 1/2" x 1 1/4" piece of So Saffron cardstock, stamp the flower and "hello" closer to the right edge, so it is centered after it is adhered to the card.
Adhere this stamped piece to a 3/4" x 1 1/4" piece of black cardstock. Attach it to the back of the main piece, so the portion that sticks out has the sentiment centered.
Put Stampin' Dimensionals on the back of the main portion as well as one on the back of the sentiment portion. Adhere to the card front.