That's the challenge at CASual Friday's this week - to use silver on your project. Well I was totally inspired by this awesome card by Clare Buswell - but I don't have her patience for such dedicated glue pen use - so I had an idea to use embossing for a similar effect and here's the results:
I dry embossed a 300 gsm sheet of white cardstock using the rose embossing folder (cart-us) and dusted it with powder tool. Then I inked up my brayer with versamark and gentle ran the brayer all over the raised area taking care not to press too hard to preserve the white background. I covered the whole sheet with WOW detail silver embossing powder and heat set it.
I decided to pair it with the new Quilled Elegance stamp set from PTI. I stamped and embossed one of the stamps from it onto the same heavy card stock and added a sentiment from a Simon Says Stamp set in the gap. I fussy cut the quill - mounted it onto a white card base and then filled in the quill with silver stickles for a different silver sparkle. I finished with a few pearls in the rose centres and some corner rounding.
I think it would make a gorgeous wedding or anniversary card and really like the double embossing technique so I'm going to try it on some other folders and see what happens....