I dug through my recently reinvigorated scrap stash; a friend recently sent me a care package of scraps and elements from her craft stash. Aren’t fellow crafting friends the best? I found two lovely patterned paper scraps from my friend’s stash, and a leftover panel from one of the Graphic 45 "Couture" papers. Perfect! Almost. As usual, I laid everything out and felt like something was missing. I dug through the care package scraps and found a sheet of matte gold paper covered in tiny metallic gold polka dots. The shininess of the gold polka dots was appropriately eye catching when added as a small accent along the edge of the Graphic 45 fashion panel. I happened to have the coordinating Hampton Art Graphic 45 Couture (set 3) stamps with me, so I added a small swirled costume-jewelry stamp with gold embossing powder* to the fashion panel to complement the shiny gold accent paper. After adhering all of my patterned papers to an off-white card base, I added a hint of embellishment to the black & white flowered border of the fashion panel by making small pearls in the center of each flower using VivaDécor’s Pearl Pen in ice white.
I grabbed this Pearl Pen to try out and one in silver using coupons at Joann Fabric And Craft Store a few months ago, and I really like them. They are great for adding a pearlescent touch of any size, as opposed to the larger fixed sizes of adhesive pearl embellishments. I haven’t tried writing any words with them, because I’m not that great at consistently applying steady enough pressure to produce a nice-looking word.
*On a side note, I just realized that my gold, silver, and clear embossing powders are from Personal Stamp Exchange, and are nearly 20 years old! Those must be among the oldest things in my craft stash. What do you think your oldest stash items are?
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