Hi there and happy Friday! I'm popping in with an entry for the Moxie Fab All That Glitters Is Gold challenge. It came along at the perfect time as I was recently asked to make a golden anniversary card for a friend's parents. I tend to shy away from gold on my cards. (Remember how I avoided it all together for the CASology gold challenge?) Anyway I couldn't hide from it this time. It had to make an appearance and not only did I not hide from it but I used it in two different ways.
Originally I had planned to cut the numbers and emboss them so that they'd end up a bright, shiny gold. That didn't work so well though as I used gold embossing powder on letters cut from black cardstock. I ended up with numbers with a bit of a golden shimmer. They looked cool but weren't really going to stand out against the black card base. To solve that problem I cut the Paper Smooches Bam Bubble dies from gold card and layered them behind the numbers. I'm pretty pleased with how it came out and my friend loved it too. Whew! (I always stress so much about special orders...)
Cardstock: (Black) Gina K
Stamps: (Glasses from Happily Ever After, Sentiment from Claire's ABCs) Lawn Fawn
Ink: (VersaMark) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder: (Seafoam White, Gold) Ranger
Dies: (Bam Bubbles) Paper Smooches, (By the Numbers) Papertrey Ink
Other: Glossy Accents