Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Plum, Gold, and Tan

.......those are the colors for us at the CR84FN challenge these next couple of weeks.  I liked the idea of pairing plum with gold...... and since purple is a royal color, fit for the King, I decided to make a Christmas card.   Here is what I came up with:

CR84FN#67

supplies: plum and tan cardstock, Hero Arts CG405 Leaf & Floral Background, CG291 Three Dotted Flowers, VersaMark ink and Ranger super fine detail gold embossing powder, CL559 Greatest Gift, dusty concord embosing powder, clear embossing powder, white pearls heated in gold embossing powder, Die-Namics large scallop die, gold button

I used 2 of my favorite non-holiday stamps for this card, then added a Christmas sentiment.  It seemed too small for the space, so I wanted gold pearls below it.  I dipped white ones into a VersaMark pad, then into the gold embossing powder and heated......worked pretty well!


Congratulations to the new ladies on the Design Team at CR84FN - you join an elite group!  Looking forward to seeing your work!

26 comments:

  1. Wow Lin you really rocked those colours. What an amazing card.

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  2. Fit for the King, indeed! So gloriously elegant! I love the trick with the pearls, too....most inventive. Wow!

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  3. Oh so elegant and classy! Love it!

    I was inspired by a card you made last year. I have it pinned on my Pinterest Board for reference. Today I featured my version on my blog with a link back to you. All your cards are an inspiration.
    http://carolescreativecritters.blogspot.com/

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  4. Lin, I love the plum with the gold, it's such a striking combination. I have to try this one myself with the 3 dotted flowers. thanks for sharing.

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  5. This is beautiful the colours and design are gorgeous. Caroline xxx

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  6. That is such an elegant card and color combination. This is the best time of year for pulling out the ol' heat embossing stuff. I do wish Hero Arts would make a Silhouette cut file for that flower, though. It's such a pretty flower but I do so hate fussy cutting.

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  7. PS - Love the embossed pearls, too - great idea.

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  8. This is so royally PRETTY, Lin! LOVE the gold embossing against the purple! LOVE the gold pearls, too! THX for playing with us at
    CR84FN!

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  9. Gorgeous!! Love the background and that fabulous flower!! Thanks for joining us at CR84FN!!!

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  10. I would have a really difficult time putting these colors together but you've used them beautifully here, Lin! Love all the gold! :)

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  11. Wow, total and complete gorgeousness! I love the gold embossing on the plum cardstock...such a classy look!

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  12. BEAUTIFUL card, great use of those colours Lin!!

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  13. LOVE how you embossed the gold onto the pearls!
    Very Royal:)

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  14. WOWZA Lin! What a stunning card! That layered blossom is beautiful! Great to seeing you playing along with CR84FN :) Thank you!

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  15. Wow Lin! This is absolutely stunning. I love the rich gold embossing and that flower is just fabulous. Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN this week!

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  16. So elegant ! Love how you used the gold with this color challenge! The flower is fabulous! Thanks for playing at CR84FN! (I'm gonna try that pearl embossing sometime)

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  17. love this elegant and regal color combo! such a beautiful card, Lin!

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  18. OMG~ this is the most stunning and elegant card I've seen in a long time Lin. Just incredible.

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  19. Lin this is just so beautiful, that flower looks so elegant gold embossed on purple!
    Thanks for joining us at CR84FN this week!

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  20. Wow! Lin, this is definitely fit for a King. :) It's a jaw-dropper, that's for sure!

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  21. Love the tip to turn the white pearls into golden pearls! thanks for playing along in CR84fn this week.

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  22. Just stunning, Lin. TY for the inspiration :)

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  23. so elegant with those flourishes in the background. love the layered flower, too.

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  24. Gorgeous Lin!!! WOW! Thanks for playing along at CR84FN!

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  25. OMgoodness is this Ever Gorgeous Lin! Love the shimmery gold embossing and that lovely layered flower!! So rich and elegant! So glad you could join us at CR84FN! 8-)

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