Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Put on your sunglasses!

Because this card is bright! I decided that I was going to experiment with some shiny metallic gold cardstock and decorative gold foiled paper. My idea was that I was going to come up with one elegant gold and cream card and keeping my fingers crossed that some of Becca Feeken's talent rubbed off on me while doing so... :D (We all know that Becca creates some of the most elegant designs with gold metallic cardstock!)

So let me start by telling you the story of this card. It is a few days before I leave for CHA and I am in the process of getting all of my deadlines completed, which is why I haven't had a moment to post on my blog...besides you gotta wait until the 28th to see some of the fun things that I have been working on *wink* Anyhoo, I have been going out of my mind trying to get all my creations made, blog posts scheduled and company galleries posted to and trying to keep up with my kids. So what do I go and do? Experiment with something totally foreign (gold metallic cardstock) and hope for the best!...Not the best idea when you are so tired that you can hardly see straight! Well, on the other was pretty blinding when my Otte light reflected off of it and that woke me up enough to write this post! lol

I really don't know what I was thinking when I paired these papers up, but I think with the addition of the Riding Hood Red cardstock and a little sponging, it took the blinding effect down a notch to make this card more palatable. Don't get me wrong. I haven't given up on experimenting with this lovely rich cardstock yet...I might change my mind the next time I have to try and photograph it without getting a glaring reflection though! lol

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs - Lift Up Our Hands
Paper: PTI White, Very Vanilla, Metallic Gold Cardstock, Riding Hood Red, Gold Foil DP, Bella Rose DP
Ink: Versa Mark, Creamy Caramel
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Gold Embossing Powder, Sponges, Dimensionals, Taffeta Ribbon, Mini Pearls, Corner Rounding Punch

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Michelle said...

Well, I think it's pretty....I've never tried metallic cardstock of any kind & I probably never will. It's best left to other to work with, lol. I just had to tell you, I stopped at Creative Pals yesterday & got to see some of your Anna samples UP CLOSE & PERSONAL!! How exciting to see some Kim cards in person, they are just as beautiful as I imagined they would be!!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Kim this is definitely elegant and gorgeous! You don't need to channel anyone, you ooze talent of your own right! Beautiful card!!

You're going to CHA? Woot!! See ya there?!?!?!

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Kim, I love the rich looking colors and the details are wonderful!!!! Beautifully done!!!!

Kelley said...

Oh my, Kim, this is outstanding!! So totally bling bling!! I love it! You certainly are going out with a bang!! LOL!

Bev said...

Beautiful card, so elegant
hugs Bev

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is just gorgeous. So striking!

Angie Z ~ Duckwaddlequack said...

Wow! I think it's just beautiful! Love how the gold and red both just pop!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Well, I think you ROCKED it, Kim! Love everything about this gorgeous creation!

Anonymous said...

Kim, it looks to me like you hit a home run, and this is so totally in your style!! Rock on girl, you are one awesome stamper!!
--Hugs Becca