Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you've had an enjoyable holiday and were able to spend it with those near and dear to you! Our normal day of celebrating Christmas spans two days; yesterday with my daughter and her family (Hey, Jess, it was fun yesterday!) and today a quiet day with just my husband and me. So, during the afternoon today, I was able to slip into my craft room and finish up this card.
I've been seeing the gold trend all over the Internet and decided to take the plunge with some of the new products in the upcoming Stampin' Up! Occasions catalogue (products available 1/3/14). Maybe it's the holidays, or winter, but I've really come to love the look of gold and white.
I used the current sketch from Freshly Made Sketches for the layout of my card. I'm also entering this in the Friday Mashup challenge to make something with bling. While technically it doesn't have any sparkles on it, I think the gold and white make it glamorous enough to warrant an entry. ;-) Be sure to click on the links below and go check out the challenges, as both have extended deadlines due to the holidays, so there is still plenty of time to play along.
I just love the banners in the sketch. I made a couple out of vellum, one out of Gold Foil paper, one is a stamp from Perfect Pennants and one made with gold striped Washi tape that was applied to white card stock and then cut with the smallest Banners Framelit (all from the new Occasions catalogue). The smallest framelit is just the right size width wise to use for cutting out the washi tape banner.
This card will be for my dear friend whose birthday is coming up in a couple of weeks, so after I chose the sentiment, I had the epiphany of putting a star next to it. I dug out a retired Star punch to cut out the Gold Foil star, which was then popped up on dimensionals.
Well, that's it until next time. I hope to be back with another card sometime this weekend, as it's back to work for me the next two days. I would love to hear from you if you have a moment to leave me a comment!
Stamps: Perfect Pennants, Sweet Essentials, Gorgeous Grunge
Paper: Whisper White (plain and textured), Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum, plain Vellum, Gold Foil
Ink: Encore Gold
Accessories: Banners Framelits, Watercolor Wonder Designer Washi Tape, Gold Baker's Twine, Scallop Border punch, Polka Dot embossing folder.