This last creation is a layout - and I have no idea who the pretty girl in the photo is! She was discovered at a thrift sale years ago and has been waiting for just the right project. I have a feeling she would love the Gilded Life as much as I do.
I wanted to emboss some May Arts Satin ribbon, so to make that happen, I backed the ribbons with a thick interfacing first, and it made the ribbons cushy enough to hold the embossed designs.
I used the Fleur de Flourish die to cut matching Core Couture paper for the inside of the bezel, and painted the metal for a shabby appearance. The crystal beads are another tag sale rescue.
Thanks for putting up with my frenzy of blog posts! I hope you've enjoyed my creations.