Friday, January 22, 2016


This week, the Daring Cardmakers blog is looking very shiny with lots of Golden Greetings on show.  It was Sharon who set the challenge:
Fool's Gold
I'd like to see gold featured heavily in your design - either gold embossing powder, gold cardstock, glitter, gold foil, gold paint - anything you can think of as long as it's gold!    Rose gold is my favourite thing ever, so you can have bonus points if you manage to feature rose gold.

I wanted to try and take up that second part of the challenge to use Rose Gold but that was easier said than done!  I used some Distress Inks, some Gold Stencil Pain and a stencil to create the background and I'm not sure I got the colours correct really, but I quite like them anyway

Distress Inks Tattered Rose and Festive Berries swooshed onto plain white
 card with a piece of old baby wipe, then some 
Gold Stencil paint added in the same way
Stencil taped in place then a stronger layer of the Festive Berries
 added over the top
Background piece trimmed down and matted onto gold card and a piece 
of gold satin ribbon knotted around
Tassels made from gold vellum  strips, rolled around gold cord are threaded through holes in the card behind the ribbon and knotted in front
"Enjoy" (Sue Wilson Dies) cut from gold card, then inked over with the red Festive Berries Ink
This was adhered onto a piece created with "Provence " die set 
(Sue Wilson Dies, French Collection; Provence)
The baseplate is cut from the spare stencilled card, the filigree layer from
 gold card.  I rubbed it over with "Inca Gold" Alchemy Wax 
before gluing to the base plate
A few small hearts were added to complete

My second card was supposed to be simpler and more CAS, (Clean and Simple) but as often happens it's not as Simple as that!

Stencil (Memory Box; Drip Rings) taped directly to the card blank
I mixed white texture paste with "Inca Gold" Alchemy Wax
and applied to the stencil with a palette knife.  
As the effect didn't seem "golden" enough, I then added a bit of Gold Sparkle Medium into the mix too, so the finished stencilled image is nice and bumpy and catches the light in different ways as you move it.
Sentiment panel is a spare strip of white card, wrapped with gold cord, 
I used a another piece of the corf to tie a knot around the three strands, then glued the white strip to a gold one so that just a tiny line of the gold shows when it is fixed to the card.  
To finish I cut some stars with dies from a Nested Stars set
 (Taylored Expressions). 
 I folded the largest to make a 3D star.
The sentiment "birthday" is from the "Handwritten Celebrate" die set (Tim Holtz)

The DCM design team have come up with some fabulous ideas for this challenge, so please hop over there for a look!

Thank you for visiting my blog, I hope you'll leave a comment 


Angelnorth said...

Two fab golden cards, love the tassels on the first and those rings look great in the gold tones!

Linda Simpson said...

Two beautiful cards Kathy, love the designs.
Linda xxx

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Two lovely cards today Kathy. Loving the shimmer on the top one and the bottom one is fab!! Cheers, Holley

Cathy Clowes said...

Beautiful cards Kathy. Really like the colour you've achieved in the first one. The gold stars on the second are fabulous too. Cathy x

Laine said...

These are such beautiful projects Kathy. Stunning design and detail. Love all of the sparkle!

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Kathy both of your cards are gorgeous. Hugs Jackie

Andree said...

Two wonderful cards Kathy. The gold shimmer and pink looks amazing on the first card and I love the texture of the drip rings and the 3D gold star on the second xx

Dawn said...

Two stunning cards but of course I do love the stars and I must try making some 3D. x

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

Fantastic cards Kathy, I really love them both, and I think you've really got a rose gold feel on the first one, which is easier said than done which I realised myself after I set the challenge!

Dawn Lancaster said...

Gorgeous golden cards Kathy! I love them both!
Dawn xx