Tuesday, 25 June 2013

A 'touch' of gold

It's blog hop day today at PTI and the theme is a touch of gold - I may well have gone a bit OTT on the "touch" as I embossed in gold and then decided to colour in with gold stickles! 
http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/2013/06/june-2013-blog-hop-challenge.html


I covered 2/3 of my base card with a soft eau-de-nile green DP (has a subtle pattern that isn't showing up on the photo) and then stamped and embossed the double border stamp from quilled elegance in gold.  I rotated the stamp half way across to get the full width of my card letting the image fall off the edge on the right.  I stamped and embossed the sentiment from the same set to match.  

I probably should have stopped there - it was elegant, with just a hint of gold.  But no, not me, it seems I can't do "subtle" and gold together.   I decided to colour in the quills using gold stickles and my all time favourite stickles colour "patina" to match into the eau-de-nile.   Hope I didn't overdo the touch of gold too much - I have to say it is far prettier and less in your face in real life as the light has made it look super sparkly in the photo here.


13 comments:

  1. Pretty - love all the sparkle!

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  2. But OTT is great for a wedding card!! Gorgeous.

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  3. Isn't that lovely. Great idea for a wedding.

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  4. Wow, such amazing glittery goodness!! We obviously agree that gold is for weddings (and Christmas)! ;)

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  5. Um, I think it's AWESOME! Glitter is always a pain to photograph, but I think this looks just fine! But then, I do love my glitter. ;)

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  6. Loving the glitz on this one!

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  7. So very elegant!! Very pretty

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  8. Simple and beautiful! Great photo skills too in that you captured the glits from the gold stickler. This is beautiful online - it must be a stunner IRL!

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  9. Very pretty. Great idea to fill in the quills with sparkle!

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  10. I don't think you overdid it. This card is beautiful and so very detailed.

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