Tuesday, July 1, 2014

AEI♥U's gold challenge

Challenge 10

The current challenge at the Avery Elle challenge blog is to incorporate some gold.  

AEI♥U gold challenge

While I had that Tim Holtz Doily stencil still out on my desk from yesterday's post, I decided to use it as it was meant to be used, and stencilled through it using Picked Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade distress inks.  Then I framed that panel in gold and added that to my cream card base.  The pattern really comes through using these darker inks, and has quite a different feel from yesterday's card!  Next I gold embossed my sentiment from Oh Happy Day and sponged over it with Picked Raspberry, trimmed it, and framed that in gold.  And to finish I punched some Martha Stewart butterflies out of the same gold foil cardstock that I used for my framing.  I'm sorry my photo doesn't pick up the lovely glimmer that the gold touches give.

Thanks for visiting, as always, and I'll see you tomorrow for a FUN Simon Says Stamp challenge!


  1. Gorgeous, Lin! Love those beautiful pink shades with the gold!

  2. Another stunner Lin. Lovely amounts of gold on this one and the red stenciling is amazing with the gold.

  3. That background is just GORGEOUS! Love that stencil! And the gold embossing is so pretty!

  4. Gorgeous card, Lin! Love the gold.

  5. Beautiful card, Lin! I love the stenciling and the touches of gold! Thank you so much for joining us at Avery Elle's gold challenge!

  6. stunning card! Love all the scattered butterflies! Thank you for joining the AE Challenge!


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