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Friday, December 26, 2014

pti december blog hop... silver & gold

Hello friends!!  Popping in with a couple of cards for the December PTI blog hop.  This month Nichole provided us with some beautiful inspiration photos featuring silver and gold.  I have been into silver and gold lately thanks to two different Teresa Collins paper crafting lines:  Studio Gold and Tinsel and Company.   The papers from both lines are just gorgeous.  For my cards today I used papers from Tinsel and Company.  Both cards, especially the second one, are a bit outside my comfort zone, but I really like how both turned out.  ETA:  Adding this one to Stampin Celebration.  (Thanks, Kimberely for suggesting it.)

 
When I saw the PTI blog hop information I decided that it was finally time to get Delicate Silver Shimmer ink so I made a quick trip to Impress Rubber Stamps and picked up one (along with some Pretty Pink Posh sequins!).  (Here is just one of the beautiful photos that Nichole provided.) When I got home I went right to work creating the first card.  I used the PTI set Pretty Peonies, as well as the matching "happy" word die.  I die cut the word and stamped it using the Silver Shimmer ink.  A second happy was cut from gold glitter paper and then offset behind the first one.  A tangle of Kreinik metallic blending filament was adhered to some patterned paper and then the word adhered over top.  I dipped some wood veneer stars in the Silver Shimmer and Golden Glitz inks and then adhered them around the word.  Finished by stamping the sentiment "anniversary" in black ink. 


The second card came about as I was digging around through my stuff looking for my silver baker's twine (which I found, but did not use!).  A month or so ago I purchased several package of Teresa Collins wood veneers and one of the packs contained this big word "wonderful".  I thought it would look fabulous inked up with Golden Glitz ink and paired with the feathers from PTI's Feather Finery.   After dipping the word in Golden Glitz I applied some clear embossing powder and heat set it to keep the ink from smearing.   I die cut a feather from vellum and then stamped it with Silver Shimmer and Golden Glitz ink.  That piece was also clear embossed.   A second feather was die cut from patterned paper and then stamped, as well.  Before layering everything up I partially embossed my cardstock and splattered it with the Silver Shimmer and Golden Glitz ink.  A tangle of the blending filament, some sequins and the sentiment "friend" finished things off.

I adding this to the current Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday because I really do love how these cards turned out... especially the second one.  And to the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge... anything goes. 
Thanks for stopping by...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white; Simon Says Stamp Fog & Smoke; PP:  Teresa Collins Tinsel and Company; Stamps:  PTI Pretty Peonies and Feather Finery; Inks:  Delicata Golden Glitz and Silver Shimmer; Memento Tuxedo Black; Kreinik Metallic Blending Filament; Sequins:  Pretty Pink Posh silver and gold 4mm; Teresa Collins wood veneer word; Dies:  PTI; Studio Calico wood veneer stars

33 comments:

~amy~ said...

These are beautiful Rosemary!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE them both tons but the second one with the feathers stole my heart, Rosemary! GORGEOUS both!

carol (krillsister) said...

Awesome cards. Your first one with all the stars is TOTALLY AWESOME.

Michelle said...

Love them both, Rosemary!

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome cards, Miss Lady!!

Deepti said...

These are so pretty !! Love the glamour :)

Laurie Unger said...

I really like both of these! From one Washingtonian to another, isn't Impress the best? I can't go in there without spending at least $35.00 - it's my Costco for all things crafts! LOL! You have inspired me to pick up some wooden sayings and use them now! Thanks.

Patti said...

Both are beautiful! but I especially like the design of your second card!! Wonderful! : )

Patti

Nora N. said...

Not one but TWO cards!! Love your take on the challenge!! I LOVE the delicate look of the filament on the first card. The vellum feather on the 2nd card is fabulous too. Really great design!!

Greta said...

Wowzer, Rosemary! Don't know how these can be outside your comfort zone as they are over the top gorgeous creations! I actually wondered if you'd use the feathers--thought they'd be great if I had them. Love those inks--I used them, too. The silver filament is really neat--where do you get that?

Mona Pendleton said...

So pretty! Lovin' the star studded background! Happy hopping!

Betty Wright said...

Both are beautiful, Rosemary! You used silver and gold fabulously! Great designs!

Lisa said...

A beautiful pair of cards Rosemary!!

Helen F. said...

Two beautiful cards, Rosemary! Love the die cuts on both too :-)

Michelle said...

These are so pretty, Rosemary!

Nat said...

very elegant designs both are awesome, love this color combo. :) !!!!!

Laura Norris said...

Oh so pretty!! Both cards are just great! Gotta love Impress when you need something last minute!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Love, love, LOVE it!

Larissa Heskett said...

OMG OMG OMG!! How BEAUTIFUL!! I just LOVE the Design!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a Fabulous Weekend!! =)

Lisa Lara said...

Two scrumptious beauties Rosi. I love how you used the silver and gold. I love how you used the gold thread and that big beautiful sentiment.

Jacquie Southas said...

Beautiful cards - love the layered elements on the second one!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Gorgeous!! Glad to see you in the gallery at the PTI blog hop!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful cards Rosemary. Love the metallic colors... the thread... those feathers are so pretty on the second.

Virginia Lu said...

Gorgeous cards, Rosemary! The details and design are awesome! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge! Wish you all the best in 2015!

Maria Laura said...

These are gorgeous! I love the sentiments on both!
And I would be so happy if you subscribed one of them to the challenge over at LiaStampz: "Choose your style".
Here is the link: http://liastampz.blogspot.ro/2014/12/challenge-79-choose-your-style.html

wienerhoneymooners said...

And...so very perfect to add to the Stampin' Celebration challenge right now, love to see you there!!!: http://stampincelebrationblog.blogspot.com/2014/12/sc94-lets-celebrate.html

Hugs, hope your weekend is awesome!!!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Thanks for linking up Rosemary!!

Thanks so much for joining us at Stampin' Celebration! So glad that you did, and we hope that you remember us next time in your challenge play! Have a VERY Merry New year..! I just LOVE all of the stars!!!

Viv said...

Just amazing AGAIN ;) Viv xx

Barb Ghig said...

WOW! You have really outdone yourself with these two beautiful cards, Rosemary! Love, love, love the silver and gold and your stunning designs!

OttawaMom said...

Both cards are amazing but my favourite is the starry one! Love the patterned paper and those hints of glitter! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Stampin' Celebration!

Linda van Wely said...

Wow, I love your cards! Really gorgeous! Thank you for playing along at Stampin' Celebration!

wienerhoneymooners said...

So glad you joined in Stampin' Celebration - Time to come on back and vote for your top pick!
http://stampincelebrationblog.blogspot.com/

Thanks Rosemary!!

Anita Krul said...

LOVE IT.... just love it! I sure hope to see you 'round at Stampin' Celebration again... you're so creative and talented! Happy New Year to you and yours!