November 18, 2014

Merry & Bright

Hi there!!!

Hope everyone is having a great week so far!! Next week is Thanksgiving!! I have a love/hate relationship with Thanksgiving, one one hand i love the family time and a big dinner, on the other hand it means work because i have a retail job that makes me think fondly of my old full time 8-5, weekends off and holiday's off office job!!! But then i remember just 2 more years i'll have a degree and a holiday's off!!!!

So anyway on to the card! I made this card for Virginia's View's Challenge #9 - All Things Metallic


I started by die cutting the flower from a gold metallic card stock. I also die cut it from a dark green card stock, which i then cut off the leaves and added them over the gold leaves. I adhered the whole thing on black card stock, then i trimmed off the excess card stock. I also used some gold smooch to color the flower center.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

For my background i used The Alley Way Stamps Line Upon Line stamp set. I colored it up with a red distress marker, spritz it with pearlized water and stamped it on water color paper. I trimmed it up and added it to a dark brown card base.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

I stamped the sentiment (from the TAWS All Wrapped Up set) along the bottom. Then i used foam tape to adhere the flower and as a last metallic touch i added gold enamel dots.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps - All Wrapped Up, Line Upon Line
Die: Die-namites - Winter Poinsettia
Enamel Dots: Recollection - Witches Dust
Distress Marker
Gold Smooch

 

5 comments:

  1. Love the gold element and the striking background, Dana! Well done on the challenge! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View “All About Metallic” Challenge!

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  2. Love the contrast of the dies with the distressed background and I love those gold dots!

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  3. This is really beautiful!! I love the die cut flower over your background pattern! Must get this stamp! :)

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  4. Dana, the combination of images and colours is incredibly unique...and striking...and eye-catching...and stunning! Your creativity never ceases to amaze, especially since you're always arriving at out-of-usual ways to showcase your products. I'd never ever think of using the background stamp as you did, much less pairing it with the pretty gold/black flower and green swirls. Dazzling! Hope you get some time off for the holiday; I can only imagine how hectic retail must be, especially at this time of year! Sending you 'energy vibes'!
    ~c

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  5. Ah, retail! Nope. Blech! Good for you focusing on the brighter future days :)
    I absolutely love the metallic details on your card - just the perfect balance of bright and elegant!

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