Happy Thanksgiving! (For those that celebrate the Holiday) I will be busy today visiting with my family and having dinner. I look forward to seeing my boys as it’s been a few months without seeing them! So it will be fun!
Today starts up a brand new challenge over at Cute Card Thursday and the theme for this week is “GOLD!” Really fun and versatile metallic to use in your creations, so I look forward to seeing what everyone comes up with for this!
In conjunction with the Thanksgiving Holiday today, I thought my creation for this week’s challenge needed to reflect that:
Since the main goal of the challenge is using gold, I kept the main focus on doing that, plus there are a couple of challenges going on that helped me figure out how to put it all together. (see bottom of post for challenges.)
I have pulled out a recent Brutus Monroe card kit I got called Plaid Tidings and used the stamp sets in the kit along with the plaid foilable toner sheet for the strip in the background. (Since I’m getting these inspiration boxes for a year…I hope to pull it out every month to make creations using them!)
I started out with an A2 sized top folding white card base and used a Darice embossing folder to emboss the leaves over the kraft background panel. I took the toner printed plaid sheet from the card kit and foiled over it with some Brutus Monroe Gold Static Foil Transfer sheets and layered it over a piece of Bazzil Gold Mirror Cardstock and another piece of white cardstock. I attached this to the embossed background.
For the background panel and the cut out leaves, I’ve used the “Kissing Technique” to add the plaid image over the leaves included in the card kit. I sponged around this panel along with the leaves with some kraft colored ink and attached the white panel to another piece of the gold mirror cardstock. I’ve added some gold ribbon around it and used some foam tape to pop it up a bit.
Here’s a closer view at some of the details in my card design. (You can better see the foiling done over the plaid with that Gold Static foil!)
For the sentiment, I heat embossed it over white cardstock with some Brutus Monroe Gilded Embossing Powder. This sentiment is from the same stamp set in the card kit. I die cut it out with a circle die and sponged some more kraft colored ink around this and then attached it to another circle layer of the gold mirror cardstock.
I attached this over the square leaves and ribbon panel and added a gold ribbon bow at the top of it. To finish it off I added some gold sequins filled with Ranger Gold Stickles.
Hope you’ve enjoyed my GOLD Thanksgiving card today! Be sure to stop by the Cute Card Thursday Challenge Blog and play along with us this week! Looking forward to seeing all of that pretty gold in the gallery! 🙂
Have a beautiful day! I’m thankful today for my wonderful family and lovely crafty friends that I have right here! I appreciate you being here with me!