Sunday 4 December 2016

GOLD..... Mixed Media Challenge #30

Happy Monday Everyone! Two blog posts in two days, you ask? Well I was visiting Maria's blog and I saw her oh so amazing card and I just had to stop everything and make a card in GOLD (bet you I know what you're singing now.....).

My lovely friend Steph gave me the Gansai Tambi Starry Watercolours for my birthday and I could not wait to have a play with them. They are every bit as delicious as I hoped they would be and come in six nice shades of gold.

I started by stamping one of my other birthday presents, some Krumspring Stamps (new to the market, and brilliantly quirky), onto a piece of Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock with Versamark ink and heat embossing it with my WOW! Gold Embossing Glitter. I then painted in all the triangles in different golds - so relaxing, colouring in triangles.

Once it was dry, I cut it out close to the edge and mounted it onto an apple green A2 (US) cardbase and trimmed the edge to fit. I thought the little extra piece would be good across the card and amazingly the sentiment fitted perfectly on it - I just stamped it a little squint ;)

I finished by die cutting some little trees in some sparkly gold card I had in my scrap box (they were free in my MFT haul - see my unpackaging video!) and mounted them on top with some foam tape.

It is so gold and sparkly - I wish you could see it shine in real life.

Here is a list of the supplies I used on this card. I have signed up to affiliate links on some products (at present only through Simon Says Stamp). If you purchase any item after clicking on an affiliate link, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. This helps to support the cost of running my blog and your support is much appreciated :)

I'm entering it into the Mixed Media Card Challenge #30

And also Pixie's Snippets Playground Week 258 as I used some snippets for my little trees.

Wishing you all a fabulous week and thanks as always for coming by :)


Di said...

Lovely card Ruth - I do love all the shades of gold! And the triangles design topped with those trees works beautifully. What am I supposed to be singing though?


Di xx

Missy Pink said...

Oh those Gansai Tambi Starry Watercolours look a-mazing Ruth, bet they are so cool to use. I've still not tried those, can you believe? Gorgeous design and oh so festive. Hugs x

Lisa T said...

i want those paints! Have had my eye on them for ages... and I love how you used them for this card. The faceted stamp is perfect to showcase the colours. It is hard to capture gold on camera, I know from experience, so I bet this looks even more lovely in the flesh! And that was a useful little tree die you got too! Great card Ruth xx

sannalippert said...

ah, love this background stamp! and such a lovely design!! thanks for playing along with us at MMCC this month :)

maria f. said...

Sorry it took me so long to get over here to see this beauty up close! Gorgeous. I bet you had fun coloring it. Thanks so much for joining us at the MMCC this busy time of year! And thanks for the shout out. All the best for a wonderful and crafty 2017, Ruth!

My Paper Epiphany said...

I love all that gorgeous gold and the design is fab! Thanks for playing at the Mixed Media Card Challenge!

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