It's Keryn's turn this week to set the challenge for The Daring Cardmakers, here's what she said:
After a little break from the Guest Designer spot while we celebrated our first anniversary and had our fabulous Ribbon Oasis Spomsored Dare, we're back to putting a fabby cardmaker in the spotlight and we're really lucky and just a little bit excited to have the wonderfully talented and downright clever Louly on board for a couple of weeks, her work is always inspirational and exciting so please grab a coffee and pop over to her blog for a cardmaking treat."Going back over my cards I seem to have a liking for gold as an accent colour. So this week I'd like you to make a card for any season or occasion but must include gold somewhere. It could be a brad, metallic card, heat embossing, ribbon, anything at all as long as it's gold.When you've finished with your gorgeous creations leave us a comment with a link to your blog and we'll come and see. You can also take part even if you don't have a blog by emailing a photo or scan to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll add it to our gallery. The design team, as always have a fantastic array of cards to get the inspiration flowing...."
Enough of the waffle, here's my card for this challenge.
At first I thought I'd make an all gold card, but then I realised I could use this one to make a commissioned card that I needed to send off along with the emigration card shown on my previous posting, so in the end I took Keryn at her word and went down the Accents of Gold route for this one.
I used a couple of papers from the BG Figgy Pudding 6x6 pad, the letters and words came from a huge bagful of all sorts of letters and words etc in a RAK from the very generous Caroline of Bubbly Funk fame - all I can say is, she must have had zillions of the things if she was able to give away that amount to everyone! Oooooh and talking BF, the new kit is expected to arrive today - it looks wonderful, I can't wait for Nice Mr Postman to arrive! Actually, said Nice Mr Postman brought a rather delish boxful of stash yesterday - I'll take a piccy later....
Back to the card.
Did you notice the little bit of gold corrugated card I sneaked in there? I found it while looking for some to use on Jo's dare last week and as it was still lying around on my desk it would have been rude not to use it eh?
I hand cut the little heart, covered it with the spotty stuff, Kryoned it then sanded the edges for a slightly distressed look.
Other gold highlights are the teeny weeny gold brads and the gold mirror card I backed the little words with.
Sorry the gold doesn't show up too well, but I can't do another photo because it's already with the customer, and (phew!) she likes both the cards, and ordered some more too.
I've got Lisa's birthday pressie to show - I gave a sneak peek of the front the other day, but I'll save that for over the weekend, I think