greeting cards

Gilded friend heart

A simple card, but effective. But then, anything shiny on a black background stands a good chance of looking nice 🙂

This was a really easy card to make. I just smeared stripes of the gilding polish across some watercolour paper and then die cut one large and three smaller hearts from it.

I die cut the word “friend” from the big heart, being careful not to lose the enclosed pieces from the middle of the letters, and glued it flat onto a black card base. I used the die-cut word to help me put the tiny pieces back in the right place and then popped the small hearts up using fun foam.

I decided it needed a little something extra, so I heat embossed “for you” in white on some vellum, fussy cut around it and mounted it in place with clear foam squares.


  • stamps:
    Justrite – extra grand sentiments
  • dies:
    Little B – hearts
    Lawn Fawn – hearts
    My Favorite Things – friends
  • embossing:
    Wow! – superfine – bright white
  • colour:
    Cosmic Shimmer – gilding polish – gold treasure
    Cosmic Shimmer – gilding polish – pearl lustre
    Cosmic Shimmer – gilding polish – Indian pink
  • paper and card:
    Papermill Direct – luxury artist watercolour
    Papermill Direct – plain – black
  • miscellaneous:
    fun foam


This card was made in May 2017 as part of the Sparkle & Shine class

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