Let’s Make a Dazzling Friendship Card

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Good morning, Kathy from Expressive Paper with a new tutorial for Imagine Crafts.   I must admit I am in LOVE with the Delicata Golden Glitz pigment ink. There are a number of reasons:

  1. The color is AMAZING!
  2. When I don’t want to use gold embossing powder this works fabulously (and is less messy!).
  3. It works fabulously with sentiments.
  4. It is easy to clean up.

So today I have a project for you that uses the Delicata Golden Glitz and some beautiful Tsukineko Brilliance Dew Drops. The card didn’t start out as I planned but I am happy with the finished result. Please let me know what you think in the comments! Let’s make a card.

Skill Level-Intermediate/Time to complete two hours


Step 1

You will need a top-folding card base measuring 4 1/4 x 5 1/2“. The rest of the panels we will create as we go. So, the first thing I wanted to play with was the Brilliance Dew Drops. I ink blended them all over a piece of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb card stock. I then found an embossing folder. I chose an older folder from Spellbinders. I am not sure if it is still available but it was called the Large Medallion. I dug out my brayer, inked it up with some Delicata Golden Glitz, and rolled it over the RAISED area of the embossing folder. I put in my ink blended panel and ran it through my die-cutting machine. Here is where the plan changed. I pulled out my Gina K Designs Master Layout 2 to get the “perfect” rectangle. I taped the die to the panel. Now here is a tip when you have a panel that is loaded up with ink like mine, BEFORE you pull off the tape, heat it with your heat tool on LOW. Yeah…..I didn’t do that and ripped a chunk out of the frame I was going to use. Oh well, moving right along……I used a rectangle die from GKD Master Layout 7 to cut the middle out. I WILL save this card!

Step 2

I had a lot of gold ink on my brayer so I inked up a Swiss Dot embossing folder and ran another piece of white card stock through my machine.

I then rolled the excess ink on a piece of white card stock measuring 4.25″ x 5.5″. Isn’t it pretty? I HAD to incorporate it!

Step 3

Cut a piece of white card stock an 1/8″ larger than the focal point and with your sponge dauber, ink the edges of the rectangle with the Golden Glitz.

Step 4

Die-cut your sentiment and using the Golden Glitz ink, use Imagine Crafts sponge daubers to apply your ink to the sentiment. Cut a shadow from the vellum. Glue these together.  Using the Delicata Golden Glitz stamp the smaller, MY FRIEND, sentiment. Cut this sentiment to size. I also inked the edges of this sentiment.

Step 5

Now we can assemble the card. The focal point is glued to the gold border and then adhered to the Swiss dot panel with Imagine On Point Glue. The sentiment also adheres to the panel with glue. The MY FRIEND strip sentiment is popped up with foam tape. Then I added foam tape to the Swiss dot panel and attached it to the background panel.

Finally, I used Imagine Tear It Tape and attached it to the card base. I added a few gems, and the card is done!


Imagine Crafts


  • Gina K Designs Master Layout 2
  • Gina K Designs Master Layout 7
  • SCT Let’s Stamp Together Kit July 2022-Sentiment
  • Cuttlebug Swiss Dot Embossing Folder
  • Crafty Meraki Gems
  • Brayer
  • Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Die-Cutting Machine
  • Foam Tape

I hope you enjoy this card and the tutorial. Thanks for stopping by I appreciate all of you! Please head over to the Imagine Crafts website to see the full tutorial and view all of the beautiful products. Here is the link IMAGINE CRAFTS. I would love for you to subscribe to my blog below and follow me on social media(links at the top)! Have a crafty day!

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