These cards are incredibly easy to make and have a great impact when they are done. The supplies are minimal and easy to come by in almost any large craft store.
Take your glue pad or embossing pad and coat your stamps thoroughly. I used Palette Stamp & Stick Gluepad and Stampscapes Stamps (Spiral Galaxy, Crepuscular Rays, Nebula with Star, and Star Birth). Stamp them on 4.25”x3” black cardstock.
Take 3 or 4 colors of PearlEx and, using a paintbrush, lightly brush your choice of PearlEx colors onto the stamped images. I used Silver, Spring Green, Turquoise, and Flamingo Pink. After letting the images dry, either by using a heat gun or air drying. After theadhesive is dry, take a soft, dry paintbrush and lightly brush off any excess PearlEx. Turn them over and apply adhesive to the back side.
Cut 4 silver metallic papers to 4.5” x 3.25” and center the stamped images onto them. Any silver metallic cardstock or paper will do just fine. I like using Xerox brand paper. It is thinner than cardstock and gives a wonderful sheen to your finished project.
Apply adhesive to the back of your silver paper, and center it on the top of your Black card, making sure your top and side margins are even.
Take your sentiment stamp and coat with either your silver pigment ink, or you can use your gluepad or embossing pad as well. Stamp it on the s in the lower right hand corner. Set your card on a piece of scrap paper and liberally coat your sentiment with embossing powder then tap off excess. Remove card from scrap paper. Take your heat gun and heat the powder until melted.
Using the scrap paper, pour the excess powder back into container for future use.
Your cards are done and ready for use. To finish the inside you can either write using gel pens or metallic markers, or you can cut a piece of silver or grey paper to size and adhere to the inside of the card and either stamp or write your note on the lighter paper.
Be ready for compliments, these cards are spectacular and the pictures do not do them justice!
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