Saturday, December 13, 2014

MC Dec/14 - Gold Leaf Thanks

I did this card on Monday and haven't had a chance to upload it. Sigh!! My quilling group celebrated my 65th BD on Wednesday (which is really only on the 21st...but who says I can't celebrate early). I'm celebrating again at work on Wednesday coming and then again on Sunday. Yes!!!

Anyway I was in a mood to do a bit of gold leafing... it's been a while since I've done any and I sure could use a bit of practice. i tried this time using the Sticky embossing powder as the adhesive. Was OK but nothing to write home to mother about...

Side folded my white card (4.25"w x 5.5"h). Stamped the leaf borders with Versamark and embossed the top section with Rangers Sticky embossing powder and the bottom one with Stampendous "Stamp n Bond"). Although the Stampendous one let the leaf stick more, it was also more pebbly. So really neither was to my liking.

Stamped the "Thanks Fill 'r Up" with Versafine Toffee and embossed with Queen's Gold embossing powder. Used a Quickie glue pen on the "T" tails and sprinkled with Glitter Ritz micro fine glitter "Gold". Cut a piece of gold marbled paper for the body of the "T. Shadow outlined the letters with a taupe colored pencil.

Used my hard rubber mallet to selectively emboss the corners using a Cuttlebug embossing folder (Heritage set). Sponged some Distress "Weathered Wood" around the edges.

I'm using Quietfire Design sentiment stamp

And it fits for these challenges:
Inspiration Avenue  words that speak to you
Squigglefly  #4914  emboss or die cut
Facebook Card Making Challenge  silver & gold as main colors
TTCRD  #9 - 15 anything goes
Penny's Challenges  #207 anything but Xmas
4 Crafty Chicks  #224 one layer card


christi said...

happy birthday. it sounds like you can join my friend terri. she celebrates her birth month, not just day. and she highly encourages us to celebrate her birthday all month. I enjoyed hearing you talk about the different sticky products. I sometimes wonder what to use with what. your card is stunning.

Jennifer Bradley said...

Great card love the way you have used the gold leaf. Happy Birthday! and thanks for joining our challenge this week at Penny's Paper Crafty and good luck in the draw. Jennifer DT member xx

Holly Young said...

Really elegant and beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at Squigglefly this week!

Maggie said...

Your card is so elegant! I love it :-)
Hope you have a wonderful birthday!

nwilliams6 said...

Very pretty Thank you card. Thanks for sharing it with us in the Squigglefly challenge!

NanaConnie said...

This is really beautiful, Yogi! Loving the gold and white together. I'm so glad you played along with us in our "Anything Goes" challenge at Through the Craft Room Door this week and I hope yo9u're going to play again soon.
NanaConnie DT

Leslie Miller said...

It certainly looks good to me! I wouldn't know where to begin. Looks very special and elegant. Happy upcoming birthday!

wannabcre8tive said...

Your card is so elegant and pretty.
Thank you for playing the squigglefly challenge.

Helen said...

Gorgeous card - thanks for joining us at Penny's this week.

Helen x

Tamie said...

Simply beautiful creation!Thank you for sharing your very inspiring creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks One Layer Challenge.

Tamie DT

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Anything other than Christmas” challenge over at Penny’s. Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
(DT Creatalicious Challenges)
(DT Come and Get It)
(DT Allways Something Creative)

PS: Sorry for the late comment. I really had a busy week…