Gold Dotted Flower Birthday Card

Hey Everyone! Today I am sharing a fun project using the new Dotted Flower stencil, part of the Rabbit Hole Designs April 2020 Release!

Before I go any further, this post is also being featured on The Rabbit Hole Designs Blog today! So be sure to hop on over there and give them some love!

For this project, I wanted to create something a little different than I usually do. When I was first looking at this stencil, i thought that it could be absolutely beautiful if it was foiled, and I decided to use a color that I rarely do: gold.

Now, first things first. You do need a couple items to foil a project before you start, including a Deco Foil Transfer Sheets, Transfer Gel, a Laminator, and Parchment Paper. The Rabbit Hole Designs shop does have some Deco Foil options available to you for you to add on to your next order!

First, I took a piece of black cardstock and cut it into a 5.375″ x 5.375″ square. I also had a piece of black and gold metallic patterned paper that I cut into a 5.5″ x 5.5″ square piece to use later.

I adhered my Dotted Flower stencil with a light tack adhesive to my black cardstock square. Next, I took my Transfer Gel and spread a thin and even layer on-top of my stencil with a palette tool. I removed my stencil and set my black panel aside to dry. Rule of thumb: whenever I need something to dry, I always let it sit undisturbed for a minimum of 30 minutes. This way, I greatly prevent the likelihood of smudging and ruining my project.

While my black cardstock square was drying, I turned on my laminator to warm up and then I began to prepare my sentiment strip. I cut a strip of black cardstock and embossed the sentiment “Don’t get all weird about getting older, it’s merely the number of years the world has been enjoying you” from the Sassy Birthday set in gold embossing powder. I then framed the sentiment with the same black and gold patterned cardstock.

When my black cardstock square was dry, I placed a sheet of gold Deco Foil on top of it (gold shiny side facing up), and placed the cardstock and foil piece into a folder I made from parchment paper. I ran it through my laminator. Once out, I set it aside for a few minutes to cool down. I removed the Deco Foil Transfer Sheet, and had a beautiful metallic gold Dotted Flower!

I was now in the home stretch, and began putting my pieces together. I adhered my foiled cardstock square to my 5.5″ x 5.5″ patterned paper square, I adhered my sentiment strip with foam tape, and added a few gold sequins for extra embellishment!

And that’s how I made my card!

I used the following products for this project:

Dotted Flower Stencil

Sassy Birthday

Deco Foil Specialty Transfer Sheets

(note: while the specific color foil I used isn’t in the Rabbit Hole Shop, there are a few other beautiful options that are the same quality product with so many possibilities!)

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I hope you’re loving this new Dotted Flower stencil as much as I am! I cannot wait to see what you make with it!

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