Thursday, 20 December 2012

LIM98, DD33 - Golden Anniversary




For this week's Less Is More challenge, to make an Anniversary card, and for this week's Dynamic Duo, Black and Gold.



I was inspired by Shirley's card here. I love this Stampendous Glasgow Cheers stamp, in the style of Charles Rennie MackIntosh (look him up - he's a bit like a Scottish Frank Lloyd Wright, in my opinion). And I use it all the time, embossed in gold for weddings and anniversaries.

I didn't end up doing exactly what I had pictured when I saw Shirley's card, but I do think it's very understated and pretty. I stamped the image in Versafine Onyx and then embossed with clear embossing powder. I then used the small tip of my Versamark marker to colour in the champagne, before embossing it in Enchanted Gold embossing powder - it's a very sparkly, pale gold powder - just perfect for mimicking champagne! Here's a close up:


12 comments:

Lynn said...

wow! The slight touch of glitter is fabulous!!

Audrey Ann said...

Love this!! What an amazing CAS style card love your image and the touch of color is STUNNING. I tend to add more for photography sake but after seeing this I realize it's not always necessary. Thank you Ardyth for the inspiration :)!! Hugs and Blessings.

Deanna Jean said...

Amazing! Such a beautiful CAS card. I love the touch of gold. Thanks for joining us this week at Dynamic Duos.

laughadaisy said...

This is a fantastic anniversary card. Perfect for both challenges. Thank you for joining us at Dynamic Duos. ;-)

Geri said...

This champagne looks yummy enough to 'sip it all gone!'

Love the circle mat - works perfectly with funky looking flowers!

Tracey McNeely said...

Perfect champagne. Cheers!

Emily Keaton said...

Your anniversary card is delightful, Ardyth! Your design is so crisp, clean, and perfect. Love it!

shirley-bee said...

I'm pleased to have inspired you, Ardyth! And I've also got this stamp, so I could be CASEing yours! I love the delicate effect you've achieved on the champagne.

Skye said...

Gorgeous CAS card. Quite classic. Love the image and the champagne effect

Christina Barnes said...

Hi Ardyth, I love the touch of gold for the champagne, it looks fantastic. Great clean and simple card and wonderful use of the challenge colours. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Dynamic Duos.

Chrissie said...

This image says it all Ardyth!
Superb!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

mypapercraftworld said...

So splendid ... love the image and the beautiful shimmery deliciousness of the champagne! Anita :)