Gold Embossed You Make Heart Happy Card

Today, I have another card using the new Uptown Fundamental collection. This card is all about the GOLD!

Check out lists of trends for 2016 and you'll surely see over-the-top gold. One trend article I found talked about "Bold Gold" where gold moves being an accent and takes center stage. That's the goal I had for this card. To do this, I pulled gold from several sources.

A1192 Happy Heart
First, I heat embossed the hearts and sentiments from the Happy Heart (A1192) stamp set. This stamp set is a bargain because a lot is packed on it for a size A set!

If you have never heat embossed, you are missing out on one of the coolest crafting techniques. First you stamp with Versamark and sprinkled with gold embossing powder. Then the fun step: melt the powder with the craft heater until it was beautifully shiny.

Gold Embossing Powder

The bottom half of the card is covered with the bold gold and white stripes from the new Uptown Fundamentals paper pack.  This paper has literally "Bold Gold" stripes. The finishing golden touch is the gold and white ribbon from the Uptown ribbon pack.

Love the Bold Gold trend? Here's some other creative products that will help you incorporate gold into your projects. Links to learn more about each of these are below the images.

Gold Glitter Paper
Sequins Gold Assortment
All About the Gold Fundamentals
Gold Shimmer Trim
Base & Bling Bow Charms - Faux Gold
Gold Polka-Dot Washi Tape (currently on clearance for just $2.80!)
Picture My Life Watercolor Cards - Gold
Metallic Markers
Gold foil tape