Thursday, February 20, 2014

Cream & Gold Birthday

I made a fancy birthday card using cream card stock and gold embossing for a touch of elegance. The Hero Arts flower was stamped 3 times with Versamark, embossed with gold ep, fussy cut, and popped up on foam tape for some dimension. {click the photo to see a larger view} The Hero Arts leaves were done the same way. I added just a hint of green color to the leaves, and soft pink color to the bloom to give them a little definition. I added a gold embossed Cheery Lynn flourish and an embossed, punched border with some May Arts satin ribbon. I used golden nail head stickers for the flower center and placed a few more randomly on the card. The sentiment stamp has no name on it, so I don't know the mfr. I took quite a few photos of this card, but none truly captured the true cream color. This was the best one of them all.

I'm entering this card into the Hero Arts Birthday challenge "Floral Cards" category, as well as the Mod Squad "Go for the Gold" challenge.

Wishing you sunny skies and a wonderful day! Thanks for stopping by!

Carol

18 comments:

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

This card just flat out blows me away! It is totally beautiful, Carol! Wow Wee!

Benzi said...

Fancy Dancy! Carol, this is a cream and gold beauty. I love the layered flower. The flourish was just the perfect addition. Love it!!!!

Is your snow gone or still lingering? Hope you aren't getting more any time soon. It will be 76 degrees here today, but storms tonight.

Di said...

Wow Carol - this is absolutely STUNNING!! So elegant.

Hugs

Di
xx

Irish Cherokee said...

It is always fun to visit your site. I never know what I will find. Very well done and elegant.

Donna Hanley said...

Just gorgeous, Carol. Very elegant! wishing you a good day.

jimlynn said...

Loving all that gold on this stunning a elegant card! Those stickers you placed at random and in the center of the flower are just perfect too!
Lynn

JD/ Jill said...

Beautiful card, Carol, Always love to see your elegant gold embossing.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This card is quite stunning. The fact that embossed the flourish die and the borders..... wowzah! That's some patience... and talent.

MaryH said...

It is indeed very elegant in all the cream & gold. Think this is one of the prettiest you done in a while too. That's a lot of fussy cutting, but it sure paid great dividends. (Beats shoveling snow!) Yep, we can share those goals! There was not a sentiment for 'be lazy' or I'd have had 3 of those on it!!! Hugs & TFS

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Love your elegant card Carol, it is gorgeous! TFS (Your card is perfect for the Card concept challenge IMHO)

Susan (rainy) said...

Way to go for the gold, girl!! hehe
FABULOUS and elegant.

catdidit said...

OH so gorgeous! Such a classy look, white and gold is, to me! Thanks so much for playing along in our challenge this week!

Darnell J Knauss said...

You said it when you said "elegant," Carol! This is a class act of elegant perfection!! Have a great weekend! Hugs, Darnell

merrymstamper said...

This is stunning! Love the cream on mostly white background. Lovely layers.

Karen L K said...

Wow very pretty card!

Sharon Underwood said...

This is one of my favorite cards in the Mod Squad gallery. It's truly elegant and so beautiful. I love the center of the awesome flower. So gorgeous!

Lee said...

OMGosh this is breathtaking!!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Mod Squad!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Yippee! Congratulations on the win at the Mod Squad Challenge, Carol!! Hugs, Darnell