Friday, November 6, 2015

Merry Monday #178 - Red & Gold

Hello friends.  Playing along with Merry Monday where this week the challenge is to use red & gold.  Simple, right?  Apparently not for me!  My first card came together rather quickly and I was quite please with how it came out.  Except that I couldn't photograph it to save my life!  And up till today we had all kinds of sunshine, so I have no idea why I couldn't get a good shot!  So made another card last night, and have spent a good part of the morning trying to photograph this one too...maybe it's just the combination of those colors?  Oh well, it is what it is!  Here's my second try:

I started with PTI's Basic Bookmark #3 and Real Red cs, and then stamped using Real Red ink Heidi Swapp's music background.  Next I used Tim Holtz's Festive stencil with Delicata Golden Glitz ink and stenciled over the music background.  I attached a sheer gold ribbon and a Tiny Tag star (PTI) to the tag, and then pop dotted the tag to a kraft layer that I ran through with an embossing folder from The Paper Studio.  I also sponged the embossed layer with the Delicata Golden Glitz ink...IRL this ink just shimmers and shines! 

There are some absolutely stunning examples from the design team this week and from the players too.  You can check it all out right HERE. 

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  1. Wow, this is such a beautiful card for this awesome theme, I love it!

  2. Great card, cool linked thematically with three challenges. I love this stencil, you used it very well thanks to the gilding. It's really beautiful design.

  3. I love red and gold together. So elegant and beautiful. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

  4. This is beautiful and I like the red + gold! Very festive!

  5. Wonderful card design - very elegant! Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Merry Monday!

  6. This is GORGEOUS, Marcia, and I know just what you mean about getting a decent photo! I think I took 50 shots of mine and finally just went with the best. As pretty as this is in the photo, I know it's even more gorgeous IRL! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday! (You can add this at Happy Little Stampers Christmas and Mixed Media challenges. It's a great fit!)

  7. Love your card and the red and gold tag is very festive. Thanks for playing at Merry Monday.


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