Golden Friends

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Were any of you Girls Scouts?  I was thinking about the song that goes "Make new friends but keep the old.  One is silver and the other's gold."  And so I translated that into a gold card for a good friend.  Stampin' Up! has lots and lots of gold and silver accessories right now, so this card came together in a jiff.  But this card presented a different sort of challenge – it was super hard to get a good photo of it!  It looks much better "in person"!

  • Just Very Vanilla cardstock used here!  The flowers from So Very Grateful look really elegant when stamped in VersaMark Ink and heat embossed using Gold Embossing Powder.  I rounded the corners using my Envelope Punch Board – best darned corner rounder ever!
  • Gold Baker's Twine is wrapped around three times and tied in a pretty bow.  Love this stuff!
  • There's a Gold Vellum overlay on about 2/3rds of the card, then a strip of Gold Foil Sheet.  To successful attach the Gold Vellum to the Very Vanilla cardstock, I used a Glue Dot in each of the four corners.  It shows ever so slightly but is nice and neat.
  • "My Friend" comes from the Six-Sided Sampler stamp set and is also heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder, punched out with the 1-1/4" Circle Punch.
  • I added a gold flower using the Boho Flower Punch and Gold Foil Sheet then slipped in a Jumbo Pearl for the center.

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Do you have a special "golden friend"?  Why not try out an all-gold card.  it would be great for a golden anniversary, too.

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