The effect that I used for the centre of this card was done using a laser printer, and a foiling machine, but you could also use a toner pen to achieve this effect, running it through the machine as described below, or instead you could stamp a sentiment and heat emboss with gold embossing powder for a similar effect.

  1. I started by creating the topper, using Microsoft word and selected a swirly font measuring and aligning it (using the grid and ruler options in word) to fit within the centre of the Tattered lace Sweet Briar die set.
  2. Once measured correctly (check on some test paper) print using a laser printer onto the flowery design from the Blooming lovely paper pack. Then using a heat foiling machine place some gold foil on top of the print out and run it through the machine to achieve the foiled effect. Next cut the Tattered lace Sweet Briar die from this paper, making sure the sentiment is correctly aligned in the centre.
  3. Also cut the same die from some white pearl card stock.
  4. Using the outline die from the Sweet briar set cut it out in gold, then glue the white pearl cut out to the gold background and in the middle glue the cut out from the floral paper (you could use the rest of that cut out in another project),.
  5. Again using the outline die, cut it from a piece of folded card stock, making sure the top of the die is slightly over the folded edge. When cut carefully fold in half the top part of this card, to create an easel type card, be careful when folding as this particular die is not completely squared on the bottom so you might have to bend on a slight angle. To the folded edge of the card base glue the topper.
  6. Again using the outline the die, cut it from another sheet of the Blooming Lovely paper pack and glue that to the base of the card.
  7. Our card is almost complete but just to add some decoration and bring the colours all together, cut some Sue Wilson Finishing touches Petite Vinery from gold paper and align them on the base of the card, which can act as a stopping point for the easel. Also cut some flowers from the various type of papers used and mix and build them up as required, put some on the main topper and one centrally on the base of the card.