Gentle Peace – Gold Version

I love the stained glass image from the Gentle Peace stamp set and have been experimenting with different ways to use it. I have some left over fragments of gold and copper leaf from some project I did ages ago. I don’t even remember what it was, that’s how long I’ve had it. In the spirit of using up my stash, I decided to try using the fragments on a card.

I stamped the image in black on a clear window sheet and then I put a thin layer of glue on the back side and added the fragments to the back. I’m not going to lie – I think I had more gold leafing stuck to me than to the image, but I finally got the entire piece covered. But the lines didn’t show up well when I flipped it back over. So I inked up the image with Versamark and carefully stamped the image again. Then I used black embossing powder and hit it with a heat gun.

It is so hard to take a picture of this and do justice to the beautiful colors.

Iguanastamp! Stampin' Up Gentle Peace

I really liked how it turned out, but the problem became what color card base to put it on. I tried gold, Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy and Black, but none of them really looked right. The image was kind of flat. So I put it away for awhile and moved on to other projects.

Then one day I was shopping and saw this Christmas gift bag (not a great picture – a lady wanted the bag and I had to quickly grab a picture from the side).


I had a “light bulb” moment. The dots made me think of the Dotty Angles background stamp. I couldn’t wait to get home and emboss it in gold on black cardstock. Here is the final card. I think the gold dots look a little like candle flames like you might see in a dark church. It gives the card depth and really finishes it off.

Iguanastamp! Stampin' Up Gentle Peace

Here is a view from the side:

Iguanastamp! Stampin' Up Gentle Peace
I probably won’t be making more – gluing the gold flakes down was kind of a pain. But I do think it makes a really lovely card. And I love that I got inspiration from a gift bag a couple of weeks after I created the original image. I think when you have a problem you’re trying to solve, your brain keeps working on it, even when you don’t realize it.
What unusual things have inspired your card making?
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One Response to Gentle Peace – Gold Version

  1. Geraldine Quesenberry says:

    nancy, that is the most beautiful card i have ever seen. you are right, everyone needs to see it firsthand. it is just remarkable the way you put everything together. talent abounds within you. merry chistmas.

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