When I saw Anita Houston’s tutorial on making faux leather, a technique she learned at Ranger U, from Tim Holtz, I couldn’t wait to try it for myself. So, Saturday I made a couple of faux leather tags, including this one using Ink Refresher and Perfect Pearls Gold and Perfect Pearls Copper on a Kraft #8 tag. Anita’s is a great tutorial on a technique that results in a product that belies its ease!
Then on Sunday, when I saw Hels Sheridan’s challenge, Fields of Gold, I knew immediately how I wanted to finish out the gold and copper tag.
I brainstormed sentiments on the topic of “gold,” and this one popped into my mind. This sentiment is a perfect description of a few very special people in my life!
This heart stamp has been in my collection for some years, and I was pleased to be able to use some fine gold embossing powder that hadn’t even been opened. I had the ribbons and braid in my stash, as well as the tiny gold charms and some copper glitter card stock (American Crafts) that worked great with the Hearts Movers and Shapers die (cut on my Vagabond).
I will also be entering it in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge, What Do You Say?