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Morning all! I haven't done the Faux Cloisonne technique in ages so I thought I would have a go with this stamped image. On black card, I stamped the Zentangled Flower Square using a clear Perfect Medium pad and heat embossed it in gold. Next I painted the images with mica powders to give it the cloisonne look. Usually I would cover it in glossy accents, but I decide to leave it as is this time. I cut it out with the square from the Herald Square die set. I used the same die and cut an aperture in a piece of vintage gold card. I used the Art Deco Rose Swirl embossing folder to give the entire background some texture. I added mounting foam to the back of it to raise it for dimension. I recessed the painted square down into the centre of it. I stamped my sentiment and cut a frame from the smaller die in the Madison Square die set to go over it. I mounted it in a diamond orientation in the centre of my card. I added a small floral element using the Camellia complete petal die set. I sugared it with Ebony Ice for a bit of bling and seated it on some thin satin ribbon and black tulle. Finally. I finished the card with a white pierced mat, then a thin lavender and black mat and a final white mat. The finished dimensions are 8" x 8" in size.
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