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Rose Gold

Hello! The Imagine color of the month for September is Rose Gold, in honor of the new Rose Gold Delicata ink. I have always loved rose gold, way before it was trendy. My wedding rings are rose gold, and I have other rose gold jewelry as well as assorted rose gold colored accents in my home. For a woman that's not a huge fan of pink, I find rose gold warm, comforting and beautiful.

I started off by taping down my Pop Rectangles stencil to a piece of Mixed Media paper. Using a stencil brush, I swirled in the Rose Gold ink. I went a little heavy with ink, and since it's a brand new pad it is super juicy. Looking back, I probably should have brushed some of the excess ink off on a paper towel to keep the lines crisp, but I don't mind the feathering of the color. I used my heat tool to quickly dry the ink, and then I placed my sentiment on to the paper. Just the stamps themselves, no ink, just so that I could figure out where I wanted them to go. Then I picked up only the "you make my heart" with an acrylic block, and inked up those words with Dark Brown Shimmer. After stamping and heat setting them, I picked up the "smile" and inked it up with VersaMark ink, as I knew I wanted to emboss it. I embossed it with Gold powder and then decided to also ink and emboss the edges of this layer.

I cut my card base out of 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" brown cardstock. I pressed (not rubbed) the Rose Gold Delicata ink into the edges to get a sponged, glimmery look. The Delicata inks really stand out beautifully on dark paper, which is one reason why I went with the brown cardstock. I glued my stenciled layer to my card base, but decided it needed a little something more. So, I grabbed my irRESISTables Pico Embellisher in Shimmer, and added a few dots around the sentiment. The Shimmer isn't glittery, but adds the right amount of shine and dimension that I was going for.

Look at all of that shimmer! I love working with the Delicata inks. They are so rich and beautiful. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Delicata Inks in Rose Gold and Dark Brown Shimmer
Embossing Powder in Gold
irRESISTable Pico Embellisher in Shimmer
VersaMark Ink

Stampendous: Pop Rectangles Stencil, 3/8" Stencil Brush
Honey Bee Stamps: Smile
Canson: Mixed Media Paper
Brown Cardstock
Heat Tool

Skill Level: Basic
Time to Complete: 15-20 minutes, plus drying time


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