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Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Joy in gold and white

The challenge at Fab Friday is for a project in gold and white to celebrate their 50th challenge.


I loved the idea and, since there were two weeks before the end of the challenge, let the ideas incubate in my fertile imagination.  I wanted something very different from what I usually do, but what?  And then along came another challenge, this time from Inkspirational, and their word prompt was "flight".  


That gave me some great ideas.  I could see golden butterflies or birds flying away.  And so I looked through my stamps.  My first thoughts were to use the Papillon Potpourri but then I came across a non-Stampin' Up! stamp I had bought several years ago and never used.  The image simply spoke to me and, of course, that is the one that I used.

For my base I used Naturals White.  Then I used Versamark to stamp the image on Whisper White and heat embossed it using my Gold embossing powder.  I loved the look but wanted something more and so grabbed my second to largest circle framelit and traced the curve on either side of the image.  That way I emphasized the line of flight and allowed for more of the Gold Foil, that I had already planned to use as my matte, to show through.  

For the Golf Foil matte, I used my Lucky Stars embossing folder to  add texture and interest and then used my Envelope Punch Board to round the top left and bottom right corners.  Then I added my curved piece of Whisper White, using the extra-strong Fast Fuse adhesive to attach it to the Gold Foil.  

For my sentiment, I wanted to use the "Joy" from the Wonderful Wreath Framelit set.  The way I had cut the white to fit on the gold, however, meant that the die-cut word would have to fit across both papers.  I really didn't like the idea of  gold on gold or white on white.  And so, of necessity, I cut two words, one in white and the other in gold foil.  Then I cut them so that the gold would fit on the white and vice-versa.   It was fiddly but worth it.  I loved the final effect.



I am showing the same card twice just to show how pretty the gold is when it catches the light.  The first image, however, shows the details better because I didn't catch as much shine.  It's much prettier in real life but gold and silver aren't easy to capture well in photos.

For more cards showing the 50th Anniversary gold, check out Fab Friday.

For more cards interpreting the word "flight", check out Inkspirational.

14 comments:

  1. Awesome card you have inspired me to give this one a go lv Marilyn

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    1. Thanks, Marilyn. I think you'll love making a card like this.

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  2. Wowzers! Love the way you allowed the "joy" to cross over between the panels. Such a nice effect! Thanks for playing along with this FabFriday color challenge.

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    1. Thanks, Brian. It really came about because I felt I had no choice. I didn't want white on white or gold on gold, but as a result of fiddling like I did, I really like what the sentiment looks like mixed up across the front. I'm so glad you liked it.

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  3. Hi Heidi, love your card! So many gorgeous details make this extra special and VIBRANT with gold. I love the effect of your images within the curved lines to emphasize flight. So glad you could play along with the Fab Friday Challenge.

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    1. Thank you for the lovely comments, Cindy. I wanted to do justice to the challenge.

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  4. The curved panel and the two toned sentiment are wonderful! The curve totally catches your eye and then the details pop out as you continue to go up and down the curve. Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

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    1. Thank you so much, Amanda. I'm so glad the curve worked out so well.

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  5. This is fabulous - the birds capture the prompt perfectly and you used such an interesting layout! Thanks for playing at Inkspirational!

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    1. Thank you very much, Cornelia. I wanted the lines and image to convey the prompt.

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  6. Really gorgeous use of gold and white and the two-colour sentiment is clever and looks great.
    Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges. Come back next time! Marina

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    1. Thanks so much, Marina. The prompt word really got my creative juices flowing. I appreciate your comments.

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  7. Such a fun, fresh card! The creative use of foil is wonderful. I especially like the foil detail on the "J." So easy to see the inspiration from the word "flight."
    Thanks for playing with us at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comments, Shauna. I really let myself go with this card and love the final result.

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