Glazing into the New Year!
An Ornamental Hagoita

Metallic Gelatos In The New Year

800WM HappyNewYear MetallicGoldGelatos MargieH JAN14
Happy New Year~! How about a shimmery and metallic New Year's card for the occasion! I used Design Memory Craft® Metallic Gold Gelatos® to do a faux letterpress technique on Spellbinders® 3D M-Bossabilities™ E3D-006 Framed Labels Eighteen Folder. Stamped a New Year's sentiment using JustRite® Papercraft Grand Christmas Sentiment Cling Stamps with Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush Pen - Black.

I covered one side of the embossing folder with the Metallic Gold Gelatos® - love how this compact acid-free pigment stick glides on! Its creamy smooth vibrant color covers in no time.

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I lightly misted with water to make sure when pressed in Spellbinders Grand Calibur® Die Cutting and Embossing Machine that its shimmering color highlights all the detailed embossing design. See how the color stays on something as smooth as this shimmery card base!

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The sentiment was stamped with Stamper's Big Brush Black Pen. LOVE this sturdy pen that features an odorless India ink that won't bleed through and is waterproof. It is archival so images stay bright and vibrant for many years to come! After stamping, I cut and embossed it with S4-310 Labels Eighteen. To mat the sentiment, I used the larger size Labels Eighteen die with gold shimmery paper. Layer with 3D Foam Squares and place on top of the card base.

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Using a pencil, I swirled my gold star wire trim and tied it together with the ribbon on my card base.

Add sequins and it's ready to be sent! Here's a second look at the finished card...

800WM HappyNewYear MetallicGoldGelatos MargieH JAN14
Project Supplies: Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft - Design Memory Craft Metallic Gold Gelatos and Stamper's Big Brush Pen - Black

JustRite Papercraft Stamps – Grand Christmas Sentiment Cling Stamps Spellbinders Creative Arts - S4-310 Labels Eighteen, E3D-006 Framed Labels Eighteen and Grand Calibur Die Cutting and Embossing Machine Cardstock and Card Base - Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock®/David Tutera™ Celebrate Card Making System Adhesives - SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L® (3D Foam Squares and Dotz™) Other: Sheer White Ribbon; Gold Star Trim; White and Gold Sequins; Water Mister


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I have the privilege of being a part of Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft's Guest Design Team and my term will be ending at the end of the month...sniff, sniff....BUT there is an opportunity for YOU to become one!! See Guest Design Team Call and find out how you can be a part of this talented group of designers and PLAY! Deadline is JANUARY 18th 2014 8:00PM EST! I hope you do and good luck :)

Thanks for stopping by to visit!    MargieH


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Sharon Gullikson

It looks like you put the Gelatos on the part that does not stick out. How did you do that? I assumed you would put it on the part that stuck out....sharon dot gullikson at gmail dot com

barbara macaskill

WOW! Gorgeous card! Love the use of the gelatos while embossing!!! Super stunning effect! TFS!


Thanks for the kind comments, ladies!

Sharon, yes I colored the areas where it "stuck out" = debossing. I wanted to get into the crooks & crevices of this detailed 3D folder. I tried the embossing side too but liked the crisp white contrast of the debossing. Try both sides of your embossing folders with any of the gelatos - mix & match colors would be a fun option :)


Beautiful, what a great idea of using the gelattos with embossing folders!

TracyM #6773


THANK YOU for sharing this exciting technique - going to try it this weekend :)


Great card- I have to try this


Fabulous card; love the details. Thanks for sharing this technique. I have got to get some gelattos; they look wonderful


Cette carte est vraiment magnifique.
Il est dommage que les Gelatos ne soient pas distribués, en France, par les boutiques à l'enseigne Faber Castell...

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