March 19, 2022

SILVER AND GOLD

Occasionally Stampin' Up! has beautiful heavy one-sided cardstock on which the design is printed in one of the metallics. In fact, this paper is heavy enough that it makes wonderful and sturdy boxes., which is always my intent to do so when I get some in my hands. But that only happens rarely, leaving me with an abundance of this lovely paper in my stash

Spotting some of this paper recently, printed in silver and gold, I decided to put a bit of it to work in a card.

Because I love using my Stampin' Blends to color on Designer Series Paper, I thought I would give this metallic beauty the Blends treatment. I used Light and Dark Just Jade on the leaves. I then colored the background in Light Balmy Blue. 

After adding the solid blue, the background looked fairly bland and lifeless. So I used my Color Lifter to sort of "lift" some of the color, giving it a muted marbled look. This is a technique that I will use again. It lends the colored image some liveliness that I love.


To show off the silver and gold:


I cut a 1" strip of Balmy Blue cardstock and used an embossing folder to give it a deep design. I then wrapped a piece of silver and white ribbon around the embossed piece. After adding the embossed section to the colored DSP, I adhered it to a Balmy Blue card base.

To pick up on the metallic even more, I used one of the dies from the retired Everything's Rosy bundle and cut a stem that echoed those in the DSP print from gold foiled cardstock and added that over the silver and white ribbon. To further the echo, I die cut a "hello" from the same gold foil for the lower right of the card. The final metallic touch was a couple of Gilded Gems (page 157) on the ribbon.


Metallic 
Smiles.





20 comments:

  1. So pretty Linda! I love this metallic look!

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  2. Very nice card! I love it all!

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  3. What an elegant card! Your work always inspires me!

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    1. Thank you so much, Donna! What a kind thing to say! You make me smile.

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  4. That is stunning! I really don't know what else to say... Pinned!

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  5. I'm always fascinated with how you layer different pieces with contrasting and complementary colors and textures. On this card, I'm especially drawn to the metallic accents and the contrasting textures in those layered strips on the side. Beautiful! Thank you for participating in Talent-Sharing Tuesdays Link-Up 12.
    Carol
    www.scribblingboomer.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Carol, for your precious words! I will cherish them. And you made me smile!

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  6. Beautiful cardstock! It makes an elegant card.

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  7. Very pretty card. The metallic die is very nice on your card!

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  8. Very pretty!
    Thanks for sharing your talent at the Sunday Sunshine Blog Hop

    Laurie
    Ridge Haven Homestead

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  9. What a beautiful card Linda - I love everything about it!
    Congrats - you are one of our featured guests at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy this week! :-)

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