It's that time of year when everyone starts to think about hearts and flowers. When I saw these Heart Playing Cards(that will be coming to the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts store soon) I knew exactly what I wanted to do.
The cards come in two pieces. You get the front decorative side and a plain piece of chipboard that makes up the back.
Start by running the back piece through your Xyron machine to cover the piece. Add a piece of decorative paper, then emboss using the Tim Holtz 3d Botanical folder. I wanted to make the back out of velvet, but I didn't have any velvet paper. I tried several different things to create my own velvet paper and nothing looked quite right. If you have ideas give me a shout! I ended up deciding to use this red paper that looked aged enough to appear as though it had been held many times over the years.
Emboss your floral diamond with a very thin layer of Charred Gold powder. Stipple on alcohol ink in slate, mushroom, and latte to age the finish.
A couple metal ribbons help tie the cover together.
Add a metal flower on top of the diamond and then add a typed token with a bit of twine on that to complete your cover detail.
I hope you have a great week!