I thought this technique would look great on a very intricate die cut…and with so much purple in this week’s color scheme, what’s more intricate than grape vines? This is a file I purchased from the Silhouette Online Store (design # 8116) and cut from very thick white cardstock using my Cameo. Since it was so intricate, I did have to weed out a few pieces myself with a knife and reshape some parts, but I love the end result:
I heat-embossed the whole die cut twice using bronze embossing powder, then added some highlights with a Versamark pen, followed by heat-embossing in gold. The grapes were painted purple by hand using Martha Stewart Pearl Craft Paint in Purple Martin.
I stamped the sentiment onto the card base in Versafine Onyx Black using a stamp from the Fiskars “Floral Flair” set. I formed the frame by die-cutting an oval out of purple cardstock followed by embossing using the Cuttlebug Harlequin embossing folder. The grapevine was adhered using strategically placed foam squares.
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