Let's see if I can post the correct Be Inspired Sample this time! :)
This cool inspiration piece that Beate found is a dress from J.C. Crew... very metallic and scallop-y. Those were the first things that caught my eye and I decided to use those themes in my card. And of course paper piercing but that is an addiction that I just can't help!
Quick notes: Little chipboard hearts were inked with the Essential Glue Pad (makes them very sticky) and then gilding leaf was applied to each heart, rubbing the excess off with my fingers. This was a bit messy but I love the final result... super shiny glitzy hearts! :)
I then used the Nestabilities to cut out a rectangle and emboss it (and added some paper piercing with my handy mat pack and paper piercer). I matted this layer on a slightly larger scalloped rectangle but not before I added a bit of ribbon and adhered the hearts with dimensionals. The rest is pretty simple and the finished card size is 4 1/4" x 4 1/4". Hope it was worth the wait! :)
All images copyright Stampin' Up!. Stamps: One Smart Cookie. Paper: Basic Black, River Rock, Bordering Blue. Ink: Black StazOn. Other: On Board Simon Upper chipboard, Brialliant Gold GildenGlitz (USArtQuest), River Rock double-stitched ribbon, mat pack, paper piercer, Large Rectangle Nestabilities (regular and scalloped), 1/4" circle punch, black brads, dimensionals, Tsukineko Essential glue pad.