4-Bar Notecards with Metallic Accents

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By Card Making and Paper Crafts Contributor Heidi. Follow Heidi on her blog Blue Scallop Creations and on Instagram @bluescallopcreations.

Creating expensive looking note cards at home is super easy with a heat gun, some Versamark ink, and gold and silver embossing powder.  For today’s project, I’m using a 4-bar sized notecard I created from white card stock.  This measures 3 ½” x 4 7/8” when folded.

I chose this Xcut die set from DoCrafts called Moroccan Tiles.  It has such pretty detail and lots of options for mixing and matching looks.

After cutting the dies using white card stock, I covered the front of each with Versamark Ink and heat embossed them with silver or gold powder.

I love the gilded look you get using this technique!

Using a ruler as a guide, I lined up three tiles along the middle of each card and adhered them with Tombow Mono Liquid Aqua glue.  I placed a book on top of the card for a little bit just to make sure everything adhered properly.

These look great on their own as a set, but I decided to add a couple more embellishments.

I thought the Sizzix Circle Sentiments stamp and die set matched the style of the tiles so I added a sentiment as well as one of the circles.

Nuvo drops in Liquid Mercury added some more interest.

You could try this technique with sentiment die cuts as well or any other intricate style die you have on hand.  The embossed “metal” looks so realistic!

Thanks so much for joining me today.

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