Hi and welcome! Today's Freshly Made Sketch was designed by one of our Camp Mothers, Jennifer Timko and it is really versatile. I had so many ideas but ended up going with a no-stamping card which let patterned paper, 3D embossing and gilding flakes take centre stage.
The card base is black and onto that I embossed the Tim Holtz Doily 3D embossing folder. It is really thick and I struggled to find a sandwich that worked to get the really striking 3D effect and I didn't want to risk damaging my Platinum so it's not as pronounced as it could be. The patterned paper is from the Patina pack from Craft Consortium and I chose a blue-toned paper.
Down one side of the patterned paper, I adhered some 1/2" score tape then added gilding flakes. Those suckers fly everywhere, so I was careful to add it while it was all contained in a large container. I then had the bright idea to gild the sentiment as well. That was a bit trickier as the secret to gilding is burnishing and I didn't want to damage the delicate die-cut letters. In hindsight, I should have gilded after I stacked the die-cuts together, but I didn't think of that at the time! The end result is smoother than it looks in the photo but not as smooth as the strip but I still like the effect. The important thing is nothing flakes off when you rub it.
I have had gilding flakes for years and never think to use them, so I was happy that a tiny fraction of them was put to use today.
Thanks for visiting. I hope you'll check out the wonderful cards made by the rest of the design team.
Cardstock: White, Black, Patina (Craft Consortium)
Dies: Hello Poe Script (Poppy Stamps)
Accessories: Gilding Flakes, Doily 3D Embossing Folder (Tim Holtz), Warm Pearls (Honey Bee)