Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Color Hues #30 - SILVER & GOLD

Hello friends.  Playing along with the Color Hues Challenge today where they are looking for cards with SILVER & GOLD.


I have a pretty simple but dramatic card to share with you using silver foiling and gold embossing on a black card base.  Take a look...


I'll apologize up front for my photography skills...I always thought WOS and glitter were hard to photograph, but Silver & Gold on black is even harder!  The shimmer from the silver foiling and the shine of the gold embossing in real life is much brighter!!  But anyway, I started with a black card base, and then added a panel of black that I foiled in silver using The Greetery's Deco Triangles Hot Foil Plate. (I added foam strips behind this layer to add some dimension from the card base.)  For my next layer, I used one of The Greetery's Deco Frame Dies and also foiled that in silver, before adding foam strips and adding it over the first layer.  (Did you know that you can use your dies to foil with?  The outlines are not as bold as an actual foiling plate, but it still comes out shiny just like regular foiling.  Try experimenting with some of your dies to stretch their use even more...it's FUN!!)  For my sentiment, I used The Greetery's Everyday Labels stamp set, and embossed it in gold and then used the coordinating die to cut it out.  I die cut 2 extra of the sentiment shapes to add a bit of sturdiness to this layer before attaching it to the 2nd layer.  


 To finish my card I added a few silver & gold pearls from PFS.  This will be going to my brother who has a December birthday, so I refrained from adding any more bling or anything else to dress it up!  :0)

There is lots of FABULOUS inspiration from the DT using Silver & Gold, so check it all out right HERE and then play along.

And for my American friends, I wish all of you and your families a very blessed and Happy Thanksgiving!  And now I'm off to start prepping for my feast for tomorrow!!

Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!


9 comments:

  1. Your silver and gold foiling and embossing look so handsome on the black background! Your brother will enjoy this, Marcia! Wishing you and your family a very Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving!

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  2. Your card sure is dramatic and absolutely stunning Marcia. Thanks for the tip about foiling with dies x. Enjoy the festivities x.

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  3. Happy Thanksgiving. I love that deco look Marcia, fabulous card. So festive.

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  4. I still haven't tried to foil with my dies, Marcia. I hope you'll keep reminding me. Love this classy, elegant card! I think you got an amazing photo! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with loved ones.

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  5. Absolutely gorgeous art deco card! So so elegant!

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  6. Marcia, it is such a handsome card for your brother! Looks like you've aced that foiling onto colored cardstock!
    =]

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  7. The silver and gold filing came out perfect! This is very dramatic and handsome. Your brother will love it!

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  8. Beautiful! I love your bravery in using black cs, it really shows off the elegance, yet quite masculine

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