Friday, October 27, 2017

Copper And Gold

Did you ever have “one of those” days?  Well, I had “one of those” projects.  When I saw the current challenge (copper and gold) on Rubbernecker Stamps I immediately got a vision of what I wanted to do.  When I saw this week’s sketch at Freshly Made Sketches
…that vision became even clearer.  Implementing that vision was another story.  I just kept pushing through my personal challenges (which I won’t bore you with) to come up with this anniversary card:
The “pattern” paper was created by stamping the Marble Swirl background stamp from Technique Junkies with Perfect Pearls Medium onto black cardstock, then dusting with both Perfect Gold and Biscotti Perfect Pearls.

The two part butterfly stamp is from Rubbernecker Stamps.  I just stamped the outline part with VersaMark ink, then embossed using a blend of embossing powders - Earthtone Paprika from WOW and Cleopatra’s Copper from Lindy’s Stamp Gang – to try to get the color to be a closer match to the card base.  I then painted in the butterfly using the Perfect Gold Perfect Pearls mixed with a little water.

The sentiment stamp is from I Break For Stamps, stamped onto ribbon using Jet Black StazOn ink.  The ribbon itself was a piece of upcycled white ribbon that I altered using a blend of Rusty Hinge and Antique Bronze Distress Stain to again make it a better color match.

Other supplies I used are:

**The card base is Copper cardstock from Gina K Designs.  The gold paper layer under the butterfly is some handmade silk screen papers that I found at a Papersource store in Brookfield WI.   All other paper is from Club Scrap.

**the nailheads are from Mark Richards.

No matter what challenges you may encounter, don’t give up! Things can still turn out, it just may take a little longer than planned.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. This is so pretty! Love the butterfly! Glad you joined us at FMS!

  2. What a lovely card! That butterfly is so pretty! Beautiful paper! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!


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