Enjoy the Little Things: FWF Gold

Good evening all!  I have spent a wonderful night crafting with my little one!  She's all about the Friends with Flair.  I love love LOVE that this is something we can do together.  Being creative is so great for the soul!

For my Unity Friends with Flair entry I chose to create a background using the Moments Like These SMAK kit.  I used Cracked Pistachio and Seedless Preserves Distress Inks right on the star stamp from the kit and then spritzed it with a little water before stamping it onto some watercolor paper.  I repeated this several times until I had the background as full as I wanted it to be.  I wanted a really organic look so I didn't take care to put the ink on perfectly.

Next, I dried the watercolor using a heat tool and heat embossed the sentiment from the same kit in gold.  I let the embossing powder stick to some of the stars as well.  I thought it added to the kind of distresed feel of the card.  I then trimmed the panel down to 5.5"x4" and used VersaMark ink to distress the edges.  I used the same gold embossing powder to heat emboss the edges and give it a shiny finish.  I love this technique for adding a finished look.

I used some gold star brads to embellish the front and then used a small sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp April Card Kit on the banner on the front.  I used the same stamp set from SSS to stamp the inside of the card. I attached a piece of gold foil and kraft cardstock, also from the SSS April Card Kit, to the front of my card base and popped up my panel using foam tape.

I hope you enjoyed this project!  I'm giving away a handmade card at my Paper Smooches Digital Cuteness post.  Go check it out! Happy Friday and thanks for stopping by!


  1. Very nice card. I like all the shine.

  2. Lovely card. Like the effect created by stamping the way you did & finished off with just the right amount of gold.

  3. I love your distressed star background and the gold embossed sentiment!

  4. Fantastic card,love the star background and gold embossing!

  5. Very pretty. Love the embossed sentiment. Hugz

  6. ooooh, I just love your project! Fabulous and fun!

  7. This is such a nice card Tara. I love your embossing -- The card looks like a party happening!!! yeah
    I saw this on Unity FWF. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.