For the stars I considered using gold paper, but I wanted the stars to really matched the embossed look and texture of the greeting and stripes so I embossed a scrap piece of white cardstock in gold (just press you Versa Mark pad over a piece of cardstock and cover with embossing powder) and punched out the stars with my star punch from the Itty Bitty Essentials Punch Pack. For the solid gold line above the greeting, that's just a scrap from the piece I embossed and punched the stars out of. I also covered the edges of my cardbase with versa mark and embossed in gold as well. This really doesn't use as much embossing powder as you would think. Now I didn't cover the entire piece of cardstock, you're only seeing the outside edge, so really the base of the card is only embossed about 1/2 inch in, around the entire card. Embossing powder seems to last forever!! Plus it gives that same gold look and texture throughout the entire card. This card is GORGEOUS!!!!
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