Friday, September 20, 2013

Golden Anniversary


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...) 


Supplies Used:
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

15 comments:

Lynn said...

Gorgeous! I'm sure they are going to love this card Jen!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Love this - it's an explosion of happiness!

Tracey McNeely said...

Jen what a rockin' 50th anniversary card--just perfect!

Deepti said...

You shouldn't shy away from gold, I think you can work wonders with it :) great card

Helen F. said...

WOWZA, this card is as special as the occasion it is celebrating! I am sure the happy couple will love it, Jen. Great job :)

Lindsey said...

This is so very classy, Jen -- using gold's not so bad!

Bobby said...

The gold "bams" really make the 50 stand out. This is a great card and I'm sure the couple will appreciate it.

Quip1320 said...

This is totally awesome! I love the gold.

Joyce said...

What a fabulous card to celebrate this awesome milestone. I love how you used the gold bams!

Jessi Fogan said...

This is awesome! Once you start adding gold here & there you'll start to like it more. I find when I reach for silver I substitute gold now and that seems to work :)
I too stress out over the special orders - and yet I've only ever once in 10 years had someone say it wasn't what they wanted. But the stressing continues.

Maureen Morton said...

Simply brilliant, Jen! Thanks for allowing us in on your design struggles. Love it - this is a treasure!

Joni nina Andaya said...

Aww...this is Amazing Jen loving that gold Bam bubbles. Love your card with that bold die cut numbers.. its so perfect! I really need to get that :)

Kim S said...

I run from gold too - but if you have to use it, this is the way to do it!! And I cannot believe that Bam Bubbles are making an appearance on an anniversary card! Perfect!

lostinpaper said...

Perfect opportunity to get out the gold Jen!

Cath said...

Hey Jen! Thanks for linking this up to the All That Gitters is Gold challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)