Thursday, August 4, 2016

All About Gold

So I decided to play around with the new All About Gold Fundamentals.  Here is what I made...

It was a bit hard to get a picture of this card since the light/flash wanted to reflect off all of the gold and the acetate.  It took me several tries but here it is.  I am really impressed with it, I struggled trying to figure out how to incorporate the acetate with gold dots and then I faced the dilemma of how to adhere it (since it is see through) without seeing the adhesive.  

So here is what I did.  I started with a card base from the White Value Pack (you can make one out of the White Daisy cardstock but I find these easy to use and very affordable plus they have an envelope as well) that is an A-2 card size (4 1/4 x 5 1/2").  I cut a piece of Pacifica cardstock to 4 x 5 1/4" and a second piece ot 1 3/4 x 1 3/4".  I then cut a piece of the All About Gold Fundamentals (I picked the one with the little swiss dots but you could use any of them) to 2 1/2 x 3 1/2.  Finally, I cut a piece of White Daisy cardstock to 2 x 2".

I used the Victorian Gratitude Stamp (remember it retires at the end of the month) and stamped the 1 3/4" square piece of Pacifica using VersaMark Ink.  I then embossed it using the Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder and my trusty craft heater.  I adhered that piece to the 2" square of White Daisy and added some 3-D Foam tape to the back of it.  Now I put my card together.

I placed the All About Gold fundamental sheet on my Pacifica (a little right of the left side for interest) and then I used Gold Shimmer trim to cover the adhesive so you would not see it through the acetate.  The best part, it not only served that purpose I think it made the card.  Finally, I just added the sentiment and the card was ready to go.  I can see many more of these in my future.

A list of supplies used for this project will be posted below.  As always if you are interested in the products used to make this project and many of my others stop by my OBA at or click on the shopping cart at the top of this blog.  Happy Crafting!!!

Supplies Used:  
Papers:  All About Gold Fundamentals (Z3246), Pacifica (X5759) and White Daisy (1385)
Ink: VersaMark (Z891)
Stamp: Victorian Gratitude (M1131) 
Misc.: 3-D Foam Tape (Z2060), Value Packe White Cards and Envelopes (X254), Gold Shimmer Trim (Z1985), Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder (Z2066) and Craft Heater (555)