Forever Gold

I recently discovered the laser cut gold sheets in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue. The downside was my timing, they were just about to retire! I bought what I could and ran a class around it.

Here are the cards, they were all copies of other cards I had seen.

These six cards only used part of the gold foil sheets so I put together some more cards with the rest of the supplies. Each class participant got to keep the remainder of their kits and so perhaps these cards may inspire some further card making!

For this card you can use one of the gold foil pieces as a stencil. Using blending brushes add ink around the stencil firstly with Blushing Bride and then Bumblebee. I added a sentiment in Bumblebee and diecuts from the Layering Circles Framelits.

This card showcases how the gold foil can be used to show the reverse white side. It is possible to add ink to the white however for this card I decided to leave it white. I layered vellum behind it – I think this card really pops on the new Polished Pink cardstock. The frame was cut with the Stitched Rectangle Framelits.

Here is another card showcasing the white reverse side, this card actually looks good (possibly better) if you flip the feature to show the gold side. The alphabet was cut with the Playful Alphabet dies – I love them – I have found them to be so versatile.

Within the gold foil pack we got a lot of foliage pieces – this card is a lovely way of adding extra elements to any card you make with the Forever Fern stamp set (a very firm favourite of mine).

Within my class we made a card similar to this one, to use this element I changed the layout from a landscape to portrait orientation to suit the foil piece better. It is a very quick and easy card that looks special. There are a few other leftover pieces in the pack that would work with this card design too.

This was a really enjoyable successful class. The new catalogue does feature a smaller gold foil pack and so I’m going to offer this style of class once again and pair it with some designer series paper too. We will make a small selection of the cards in the class and I’ll offer further inspiration with the remaining supplies. Details coming soon!

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