Golden Congrats…..

A little more crafty playing yesterday to create this card:

I began by picking the colours out for the current Color Throwdown Challenge and then browsing the ‘Color My Life’ app for ideas. I had no idea where I wanted to go with these colours.

I decided to use these new-to-me dies from Honey Bee Stamps to create a couple of bells, which I die cut and created first. I then decided I wanted a dry embossed background, so turned to one of my favourite embossing folders from Stampin Up.

I wanted a gold layer beneath the embossed layer, so after cutting the panel, I die cut the sentiment – from Lawn Fawn – out of the middle, then layered the two panels together, adding to the card base with 3D foam.

I played with the placement of the bells, but thought a little more dimension was needed, so I used two ovals from a Gina K Designs Master Layouts set, and stuck everything down as you see.

The sentiment was added, but only after I had layered the gold with a couple of white die cuts.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Color Throwdown – gold, pink, ice blue

CYHTP – embossing folder, option of Christmas not taken

Inkspirational – prompt word – gold

Dragonfly Dreams – anything but Christmas

Crafters CafĂ© – anything goes

‘X’ for Xanthic

Hello there. The Alphabet Challenge has started a new challenge. Veronica is hosting this time round. I must say I had no clue what ‘Xanthic‘ meant initially – but it means ‘relating to yellow’. So – here is my card:

Here I played with ink smooshed card stock in yellow and green – inking, smooshing, splattering – all to have some fun and play.

Once those pieces had dried, I used the Honey Bee Stamps ‘Lovely Layers: Sunflower’ die set to cut out the leaves – layering several of the sunflower petals together – even cutting into the leaves a little for more movement and dimension.

The background is a stitched diagonal cover plater from Reverse Confetti, and the sentiment is from Altenew.

Some sequins added for something extra.

The Design team have a very varied take on the ‘Xanthic’ theme – it would be great if you were to check them out – and hopefully we’ll see you in our gallery. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Watercooler Challenge – anything goes

Die Cut Divas – angle it (stitched lines angled)

Lil Red Wagon make it stitched (background panel stitched)

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge anything goes

Cupcake Inspirationanything goes

Arty Divas – anything goes