Metallic cardstock is gorgeous, especially when you can pair it with embossing and ink blending! For today’s card, I used a combination of dry embossing, heat embossing, and ink blending to make this beautiful card.

To start with, I pulled a 3D embossing folder from my stash that has coordinating stencils. I am using the Stardream Metallic Opal cardstock for today’s project. I cut an A2 stitched rectangle with a die and then put the panel through my die cutting machine in the embossing folder to get this beautiful result! This would actually be a beautiful card on its own – add a sentiment and you have an elegant card perfect for any occasion.

But, why stop there? I used the coordinating stencils to color in these flowers with shades of greens and purples.

Once the ink blending was all done, we just need to add a sentiment. I thought that gold embossing would add some more elegance to this shimmery card. I lined up my sentiment on the panel where I wanted it to be using my Misti. I love using my Misti to stamp, especially after I have already done a lot of work on the panel, and want to make sure I get the sentiment stamped just right.

After picking up the stamp with the door of my Misti, I used my anti static powder tool over the area I am stamping on prior to stamping. I used embossing ink and then coated the area with gold embossing powder and then heat set it.

The last step was to adhere the panel to a card base. I keep a stack of the Bulk Blank A2 folded cards (110#) near my work area, because they are so convenient! I love that they are already cut and scored – you just fold and attach your panel!

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Jessica V

Jessica started her papercrafting journey about 20 years ago when introduced to stamping by her aunt. Since then, it has become a passion of hers, and she loves creating all different types of papercrafting projects. She loves die cutting as well as using her Silhouette Cameo to personalize handcrafted items for friends and family. You can find her on social media @purple_puppy_papercrafting