The Hold on to Hope stamp set in the Occasions 2018 catalog is going to inspire many cards for Easter. I couldn’t wait to try making a piece of jewelry from the largest die in the Cross of Hope die set.
The intricately cut die of the cross is so beautiful, it looks like a piece of jewelry.
I felt like a jeweler as I was die cutting the cross from Champagne Foil. The inlaid diamonds were created with Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, and the cross is hanging on a ribbon of Copper.
I chose Crumb Cake cardstock for the card base, and thought this beautiful cross deserved a special setting. So, I raised a top layer on Adhesive Strips, making it sturdy with Thick Whisper White beneath it, leaving a tiny border of white for brightness. I used the Wood Grain embossing folder for added texture.
Prior to adhering this layer, I cut an oval where the cross would rest, and stamped a ray with Versamark from the Amazing You stamp set. At the same time I was heat embossing the ray with Copper Powder, I heat embossed the sentiment from the Hold on to Hope stamp set. The die from the Petals & More set was the perfect size to hold the sentiment.
I continued with the Copper embossing powder for the inside sentiment, also from the Hold on to Hope stamp set.
And, a final look at my completed piece of jewelry.
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