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.