Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Get the Midas Touch!

  My lovely friend Leslie (aka The Crooked Stamper) is this week's guest star designer at Jingle Belles!  Leslie and I have been blog friends for 3+ years and we actually only live about an hour's drive apart.  On occasion we meet halfway between our homes at a LSS (local stamp store) to shop or even take a class together.  You may know Leslie as a regular participant at Jingle Belles or as a DT member at Shopping Our Stash weekly challenge blog.

  Leslie set the challenge as "Midas Touch", but added that our cards may be gold and/or silver  with the addition of white and/or cream.  I have actually agonized in my brain as to what I would make for this challenge since early Friday morning.  I thought to myself, "what would Leslie do?"  The answer, "shop your stash!"

  I decided to get out some of my oldest stash…cream suede paper, Encore gold pigment ink pad, gold embossing powder, and a poinsettia stamp by Magenta; all of these products are at least ten years old.  I stamped and embossed with gold on the suede paper (3 times), then I fussy cut the blooms.  I searched my stash for a decorative brad (by Making Memories) for the center of the flowers.  Using foam tape (Stampin' Up! dimensionals) I double popped the top and middle layers for dimension (it looks much better IRL.)  I found some cream textured card stock and gold card stock in my scraps and created this 5"x5" card.  I had envisioned a shiny gold card and the embossing came out muted, but I am happy with the end result.

Happy Wednesday!

20 comments:

Ros said...

Hi June ... thanks so much for your comment ... your card is amazing!! I have no idea why this challenge gave me such a hard time ... hope I didn't upset Leslie .. have a great day

Lisa said...

that looks gorgeous. I didn't think about embossing! I love the elegance of the flower against the two tone background.

leslie (crookedstamper) said...

SO PRETTY! And YAY for shopping your stash! I love the fussy-cut flowers. (If I could find my own poinsettia stamps I might use them.) And that textured paper is just so perfect and elegant! Thanks for joining my challenge at the Jingle Belles this week!

Lisa - papergrace said...

Absolutely beautiful poinsettia all decked out in gold. Love the textured cream cardstock and that stunning stamp that you embossed. Such a beautiful card!

Amy said...

What a beautiful Christmas card! I love it!! I need to get moving on mine :)Amy

lauren bergold said...

ooooooooooooooh!!! and "AHHHHHHH!" for that matter, missus! not to mention a big ole "♥♥♥♥♥!" what a glorious and, well, "simply elegant" holiday card this is! i looooooove the mutedness, especially, but really every element is awesome... especially the "SOS" ethos!!! :)

Court said...

I LOVE this June bug! It has your name written all over it! It's SOOOO you! Beautifully done!

Dawn said...

Hi June, Your scraps and old supplies pulled together so beautifully in this simply elegant design. Gorgeous! Hugs

Cuttin' and Stampin' Cards said...

WOW!!! What a great card. So elegant and clean. This is one idea I will be borrowing for my classes. They will all go crazy for something like this. Thanks sooooo much for sharing.

Lorraine said...

Oh yes, this is lovely. The beautiful swirly detailed petals that you fussy cut - wow! Looks like you put your stash to work in a wonderful way!

Linda B said...

And happy you should be... it's gorgeous. That muted look is perfect!

Windy Hills said...

OMG--I love this stamp because it makes a beautiful presentation. Great job and good choice!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeeeeee this! I loveeeeeee the layers! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Missy said...

Your flower is stunning, all of that embossing looks terrific!!!

SmilynStef said...

I would say shopping your stash yielded a home-run for sure ... gold embossing on suede ... doesn't get much better than that ... so glad you joined our jingle belles fun.

DIANA L. said...

Absolutely awesome

Arlene said...

June, this is simply elegant! Absolutely beautiful...love it!

Marie B. said...

Looks gorgeous June! :)

artfuldelight said...

WOW, where have I been. LOL! I missed all these cards this week. This card is fabulous! Love the elegance. :-)

alienanessa said...

I've visited this creation several times just wanting to take it all in before I commented, and I just don't know what to say, it's incredible!! super duper job here lady!!!!