Monday, January 19, 2015

Sweet Gold Card

Howdy!  I got a chance to head back into my craft room, again.  And that makes my heart happy {smile}.  I stumbled upon a challenge site, that I haven't seen before.  And thought, I should give it a try.   It's called: cure for the monday blues.  How fitting, huh?  The theme was 'golden gathering'.   Very classy, and chic.

*when I went to upload my card into this challenge, it had already closed. {frown} I missed my upload time by just a few hours.  But, I still urge you to check them out.
I visit retro sketches constantly.  However, I mostly don't play along.  Not that they don't have great sketches, or inspiring design team member... I don't really have an excuse {frown}.   Their sketch:

So, please don't let my absence influence you.  Play along with either or both of these challenge sites! here is what I created:

Recipe:  I used white card stock by Paper Trey Ink, for the card base.  It's a nice heavy weight card stock.  For the main matt, I used basic black by Stampin' Up!.  Love the true black color of this card stock.  The text pattern paper is actually a retired DSP from Stampin' Up!.  It's a newsprint pattern.
For my decorative corner, I added a 4" circle doily.  I purposefully allowed it to hang over the side and top.  I added a 2 1/2" circle of a yellow, glitter, text pattern paper, from My Mind's Eye 2.
For my sentiment block, I used the Hello There stamp set, by Stampin' Up!  I stamped the sentiment in Versa Mark, and added gold embossing powder.  Then heated it with my heat gun, and viola!  Beautiful gold raised lettering!  I used a scallop rectangle die, retired from Stampin' Up! to create the beautiful shape.  I layered it onto gold glitter paper, and then a scrap piece of the newspaper text DSP.  I took a fabric daisy and folded it into quarters, then tucked it under the sentiment stacked rectangle.  I also added a white button, by Bo Bunny, Enchanted collection.  I swiped some glue to the edge of the button, and then added gold glitter to its edge.  I tied a piece of white and black baker's twine to the button, and into a simple bow, and adhered it to the center of the quartered fabric daisy.
The card remains blank on the inside.  And will soon appear in my Etsy shop.  

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