Thursday, December 6, 2012

Make Mine Metallic!

I don't usually use gold and silver together in this fashion but when the team at Do You Stack Up Challenge Blog (DYSU) put the Silver and Gold challenge out, I answered their call! Stampendous sent them some of our Aged Silver and Aged Gold Embossing Enamels to play with, now I can't wait to see what they do with it! Playing from our Design Team are:
Lea Kimmel - (me!)

Okay, so I will be the first to admit that I didn't use Aged Silver or Aged Gold, instead, I chose to use Detail Silver EP and Detail Gold EP.  They just seem to flatter my chosen images more than the aged would have.  I'm posting four pictures of my card because the angle of the card makes all the difference when using silver and gold powders.  Notice how the house changes from silver to dark gray in the two pics on top?  It's all in the angles when working with metallics!

Also, if you saw my previous post, you know that the Stampendous Monthly Challenge is Clean and Simple (CAS) Christmas Cards.  I'm using this card for that challenge as well and I do hope you will feel inspired to play along!  I've added our awesome link button below to make things easy for you!

So, there you have it!  Two fun challenges and two fun opportunities to win prizes!  What more could you ask for!?

To make this card I used Bazzill for the top-fold base and added some papers from Recollections Sugar Plum 6x6 paper pad.  The images are Scripty Blessings and Snowy Postcard, both from Stampendous.    My images were stamped on Neenah paper using Boss Gloss for the ink.  I trimmed the images and used Tim Holtz Distress Ink in antique linen and tea dye to "age" them.  That beautiful two-toned ribbon is from May Arts.

Thanks bunches for playing along and I hope to see you again soon!  Thanks for stopping by!



  1. Love this beautiful card - fantastic image.
    Thank you so much for joining us at DYSU this week
    Denise (DYSU DT) xx

  2. Such a wonderful classic! Love the vintage feel and that your card's gorgeous red background really made the stamped image and sentiment stand out! Beautifully done!

  3. That's gorgeous Lea! Hope you have a great holiday!

  4. What a gorgeous vintage image, and the embossing looks so glamorous and beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration over at DYSU.
    Alison x


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