Friday, February 7, 2014

Silver and Gold Pine

Whoa - I really love how this card turned out!  I silver embossed the pine boughs on the back panel, gold embossed the die cut pine cone bough, and gold embossed the sentiment on a strip of vellum.  I attached the vellum to the card with two little red brads - funny thing -  I've had these brads for probably 9 years - purchased when I first started stamping and was buying everything in sight because I didn't know what I needed -  and I almost threw them all out last week since I hadn't been using them!  But I wanted them today!
My inspirations for this card were:

 I was inspired by the silver and gold ornaments, the pine cones and the red ornaments.  Here are some closeups of the embossings.

Stamps:  Festive Foliage, sentiment from Nordic Winter - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  white, pure poppy, vellum - PTI
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  red brads, gold and silver embossing folder, heat gun, foam dots,  die- Pine Cones - Waltzingmouse.


18 comments:

Deepti said...

Julia this is simply beautiful :) I see a winner

Super Jen said...

SOOOOOO elegant!

Linda Callahan said...

Wow....talk about gorgeous, this is fabulous! Love the silvery embossed background! Thanks for sharing it at FMS!

KayM said...

Wow! Wow! This is one classy and elegant card! I love the colors you used and the pine stamped in the gold is just lovely! So glad you joined us at Festive Friday! :)

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

I always love how silver embossing looks on white, and adding the gold touches just makes this so beautiful and elegant! Thanks for joining us at Festive Friday!

carol (krillsister) said...

Gorgeous card. Love the contrast between the silver and gold embossing.

Karren said...

Stunningly beautiful card! I love every single thing about it. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Outstanding! I can see why you were happy with this card! You THREW AWAY product? Akkk -- Can't bring myself to do that -- ever. I am a total stamping hoarder~

Kim Heggins said...

Oh...this is stunning! I love the gold stamped images and the vellum over your silver background...just beautiful.

Nonni said...

This is simply stunning! I love the combo of both silver and gold and you even used vellum... Very contemporary and beautiful! Thanks for joining us at ATSM this week!

Deborah Frings said...

Absolutely stunning! I love the silver and gold embossing and the sentiment on the vellum is great! Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful holiday card Julia. Love the gold and silver together.

Shana Gaff said...

Very pretty! I really like your take on the sketch. The vellum looks really nice over the top. Thanks for playing along at ATSM. :)

Jen Brum said...

This is such a beautiful card Julia! Love that silver and gold embossing! So pretty! Looks so fabulous with that pop of red! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Sandi said...

Very pretty!

Rebecca Luminarias said...

This card is stunning, Julia! I LOVE the gold embossed pine cones and branches. You've really captured the essence of the inspiration photo. Thanks so much for playing along with Festive Friday this week!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Just magical!

Barb Ghig said...

Congrats on your well deserved win at ATSM! Your card is absolutely stunning!!!

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