Congrats to the new Mr. & Mrs.

I love making wedding cards – and I especially love adding touches of gold. The Pop Tone cardstocks are a perfect way to add bits of color to any card.

I started with a piece of the Curious Metallic Virtual Pearl cardstock that I cut with a stitched rectangle die. I wanted to do some hot foiling for this card – I love doing hot foiling for wedding cards, I think it is so elegant! This metallic cardstock and the Pop Tone cardstocks take hot foil beautifully!

I taped my hot foil die down onto my Cardstock where I want it. If I am going to be die cutting the image after I hot foil, I don’t worry about taping it down to a specific spot, but in this case, I want the hot foil frame to be right on my card panel.

When I put my hot foil down, I made sure that the pretty side of the foil touches the die and not the paper. I have my Glimmer machine on in the background while I am doing this prep work so it heats up. Once the light comes on, I put this sandwich down onto the glimmer machine with the die on the bottom so it is touching the hot surface of the machine. Press the button, and when it is solid, the whole thing goes through my die cut machine.

I also wanted to hot foil the flowers that I am putting on this card. I used two different colors of the Pop Tone Cardstock: Grapesicle and Sour Apple.

I had coordinating dies for these flowers, so after I hot foiled them, I cut them out and they were ready to go on the card! I also added a gold embossed greeting to the inner part of the gold frame. I offset the greeting, so that I had a space off to the other side to arrange the flowers. I glued the bigger flower straight down onto the panel, and used a foam dot to pop up the smaller flower in the center of the larger ones. I also glued down this panel onto a slightly larger panel that I cut from gold glitter cardstock.

At this point, I started to add the leaves to the arrangement, but I only put glue on the lower part of the leaf by the stem. This allowed me to tuck some of the leaf under the flower and have some overlapping if needed.

To finish off the card, I added some purple rhinestones to the center of each flower.

I would love see all your colorful, summery cards! Tag me on Instagram: Purple Puppy Papercrafting

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