I die cut the Cover Plate: Twist from gold foiled cardstock to go over the top of my Vintage Jadeite Cardstock from Papertrey Ink. This is a "new to me" color and I love it. One of the things I really like about Papertrey Ink's Perfect Match Cardstock is that it is available in packs of 12, 24, or 50 sheets. So if it's a color I don't use as often, I can buy a smaller pack. This is so important to me because of the smaller amount of storage space required. I cut a piece of the Vintage Jadeite to 4 3/16ths x 5 7/16ths, ran it through my die cut machine with the same die and the embossing mat to give it that inlaid look, then attached the die cut using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.
Cover Plate Dies are a fantastic way to make gorgeous cards with a whole lot of impact in a short period of time. Papertrey Ink carries a good selection and they are very reasonably priced. Once I had that adhered, I carefully laid the whole piece back into the die and ran it through with the embossing mat again to deepen the impression and make it look even more inlaid. Fair warning - you can mess the whole panel up by doing this. Trust me when I tell you this because I am the voice of experience. Ahem....
I also used a My Favorite Things Oval Stax in two sizes and the Leaf Filled Flourish Die to go with my Peony. The peony is from Papertrey Ink's Peonies on Parade and I watercolored it using Worn Lipstick Distress Marker. The sentiment is from Graceful Greetings and I used the Graceful Greetings Coordinating Dies to cut it out after I stamped and heat embossed it with Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold Embossing Powder.
I'll also be entering this card over on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog for their "A Bit O Green" theme.
"The Card Concept" Challenge #50 and this card is just the perfect thing for the Classy and Elegant Style Category. This is my first time playing over there, so I hope they like my entry. I also found another new challenge blog called Double D Challenges! So excited to participate in more challenges.
Have a great weekend everyone and don't forget to set your clocks ahead one hour. It's time to "Spring Forward".