Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Ivory and Gold

Last week Di featured a card in the Snippets challenge that was made from a variety of white snippets. It was gorgeous and sort of  inspired me to try this card.
I had a snippet of vellum that was just the perfect size for the wreath die. The rest of the card is just bits and pieces of different ivory and white card stock.  I created a chance for additional layers when I tried embossing the sentiment on the linen texture layer.  I don't have detail gold EP, and the gold EP ended up as an unreadable blob rather than a nice sentiment, so I decided to stamp it in gold ink on a little slip and layer it right below the ribbon.
There are gold stickles on the wreath in place of berries. Each layer is also edged with gold ink.

I'm entering the card in these challenges:
Ribbon Girl June Color Challenge -- use ivory
Feeling Sketchy -- Sketch #93
CRAFT Challenge #263 -- Christmas
Holly Jolly -- 3 layers or more
Pixie's Snippet Playground #129 -- All paper is from the snippet file
Clear it Out -- Anything Goes
Simon Says Monday Challenge -- Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday -- Anything Goes

14 comments:

  1. Very elegant design Sandy.

    Hugs diane

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  2. Lovely card. Thanks for sharing at the Snippets Playground

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  3. This card is so sophisticated! It looks very high-end and I adore the gold accents you have running throughout it. I had to laugh at your embossing attempt that ended in an "unreadable blob" because I've done that a million times myself! I was glad to see I'm not the only one who has an embossing disaster every now and then! But I thought that your solution to put the sentiment below the ribbon was just perfect, so good job on not throwing in the towel when the embossing disaster struck! I like the look of the wreath, too, and think the whole thing is striking. Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

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  4. Very pretty dainty card. So delicate looking. Thank you for joining us at Holly Jolly this week.

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  5. Wow Sandy, this is so, so elegant! I love the parchment wreath and am delighted that you found inspiration in the Playground - we do have some very talented girls who come to play. I did giggle about the embossing - sorry, it's just that I almost always have huge problems with embossing too. Nice save though! AND the gold lining round the edges is a lovely touch!

    Sorry I'm a bit late commenting, life got a bit busy!

    Hugs, Di xx

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  6. Beautiful card and a great take on the sketch!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Feeling Sketchy blog!!

    Elina- DT member, Feeling Sketchy

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  7. Beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out Challenge, best of luck!!

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  8. Hi there, surfing in from DJ's Kard Creations blog. This card looks so elegant and rich, it would do for a wedding card even. That wreath looks so good cut in the vellum. I like the gold accents. Nice job!

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  9. Actually, I have trouble with embossing powder, too -- I did a whole post about it on my blog.

    http://crashyourstash.wordpress.com/2014/06/13/side-project-embossing-powder-comparison/

    Check it out! I hope it helps some people.

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  10. Beautiful and elegant card ! Thanks for playing with us at Feeling Sketchy !

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  11. Lovely colour scheme for Christmas-so classic. Thanks for playing at our 'anything goes' challenge at the Clear it out challenge blog. See you tomorrow for a new challenge :)

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  12. Just saw this beauty at the Playground & read that my card provided some inspiration for you. Really made my day!

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  13. Such a pretty card. Tanks for joining ~ Michelle FS DT

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  14. A delightful card Sandy! So very classy & elegant with your gold & white..
    Thank you for playing along at Feeling Sketchy with us again.
    Debi - DT Co-ordinator@FS

    Unfortunately we have a rule for prizes at Feeling Sketchy, & you are ineligible as you have entered more than our sketch & 4 others. Apologies Sandy.

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