Thursday, September 5, 2013

Get Well Soon

 
Hello there!  Welcome back from our PPA break last week.  It is nice to have a break but also fun to get back to work, especially when your work is making cards!  This week's Pals Paper Arts challenge is a color challenge, check out the colors, grab your provisions, and create something fabulous and head on over to the PALS and show us your stuff!
 
 

I found this ruffled paper tutorial online, and I made a project for my mantle using old book pages.  I wanted to try out the same technique with card stock, and it worked beautifully. It's a bit bulky for a card, but I liked the look.

Can you spy the gold embossing, oh my!  I have had this gold embossing powder forever, but since silver has been in style for years, I've never used it.  Everything got a liberal dose of gold embossing.


I stamped first with my From the Heart stamp set in midnight muse, die cut it with the matching labels framelits, then distressed the edges a bit.  I rubbed the edges on my versamark pad and just poured on the embossing powder.  It is a messy vintage look, so don't worry about stray powder, that was the fun of it.  You can also see that I have gold blots over the Afternoon Picnic DSP, I used my retired French Foliage water spot stamp then heat embossed with the gold powder.


A little peek of gold embossing on the crumb cake card base using the Lovely Romance stamp set, once I started embossing, I had to force myself to stop, really.


Some card stock scrap, crushed curry chevron ribbon, naturals ribbon, vintage faceted buttons and baker's twine and this card was finished.


This is a rather large size card, it is 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 but that's ok, I have my new envelope punch board to make a special envelope for it.


This card is heading it's way to Utah for Shelli Gardner, the founder of Stampin' Up!, she had an awful horse riding accident last week, and what better way to cheer her up than a card?  I like to fold the top of the envelope to the front and add a belly band to both dress it up and hold the card inside.

So have you pulled out the trendy gold embossing yet?  I am usually a silver/platinum/pewter type of gal, but this gold embossing was so fun, and stunning.  Drop me a line and let me know!  Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you were inspired, enjoy!


 
Stamps:  From my Heart, Lovely Romance, Papillon Potpourri, French Foliage
Ink:  Midnight muse, versamark
Paper:  Afternoon Picnic, crushed curry, early espresso, midnight muse, and very vanilla card stock
Tools:  Big shot, labels framelits, needlepoint borders EF, chalk talk framelits, butterfly punch, gold embossing powder, heat tool, envelope punch board, sewing machine, early espresso bakers twine, vintage faceted buttons, chevron and naturals ribbon

12 comments:

Patti Willey said...

{gasp!} oh Shelli is going to run her fingers all over this card! Love the brown ruffle so much and the color pallet is very nice for Fall! Love this Gold embossing everywhere! What a beauty!

Miranda said...

Very pretty!!!

Mary Fish said...

Stunning details (loved the gold embossing--glad you used it) right down to the envelope for Shelli!

Dawn Tidd said...

Drop dead scrumptious and perfect for Shelli. She may frame this one! :) Love the ruffles and gold embossing, just used some myself this morning! :)

Linda Callahan said...

Perfect for Shelli......vintage, eclectic and oh so stylish! This is a stunning creation! Love the gold embossing and the ruffled paper!

Patti MacLeith said...

I love those gold blotches! I could substitute the Gorgeous Grunge blotches for the same effect. Shelli will LOVE this! It's a gorgeous project!

Kerry Willard Bray said...

This is absolutely exquisite! Love the gold embossing and the ruffled paper. This is definitely a fabulous card for Shelli.

Susan Itell said...

That gold is fantastic and I'm like you ....more of a silver gal! I will give it a whirl....thanks for the inspiration! Adore the belly band on the card....what a great way to dress a card up!

Donna said...

I love, love, love this card! It really grabbed me. I also have gold embossing powder that has sat in a basket for years...I see it's time to retrieve it! Thanks for the inspiration. I think this would look very pretty mounted in some kind of a frame, and maybe propped on a small easel for home decor.

Nina Dee said...

Wow, Sandie! I love the details - the gold embossing and ruffled paper! So beautiful!

Margaret Moody said...

Wow! What a card, Sandie! Love the ruffled card stock and the gold embossing!

Mikki said...

Wow!! This is gorgeous and love how you did the ruffles and touches of gold. Lots of beautiful details!!

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