Monday, 4 November 2013

Bling Bling

Hello.  Welcome.  You know the gold mirror card and the gold metal look great with the white but aren't they just a challenge when it comes to the photo!  Here's my best effort.....

This is very pretty IRL.  I started with a white card, added a gold mirror mat, a white mat, a gold mirror mat, a white layer with an aperture.  I've backed the aperture with gold metal sheet embossed using Sizzix Damask folder.  I took a piece of wired ribbon, removed the wire and frayed both sides before adding it top and bottom of the aperture.  The tree is Memory Box Frosted Christmas Tree cut from white card and I've added irridescent glitter glue to the embossed areas.  The star was cut from white card and folded to give some dimension, but I didn't like it white so I coloured it with Pilot Gold Marker.  I added a small piece of the embossed metal sheet as a trunk for the tree.  The birds are cut from gold mirror card using Crafty Individuals Victoria and Albert Swirl die.  The pearls were taken off some silk flowers I had.  I've based my design on Papertake Weekly Sketch # 54 and this weeks recipe from Joan's Garden.

I might make a personal record here with linked challenges cos it seems everyone is into Christmas this week!!

My card is joining the fun at
Joan's Garden - white/gold, embossing folder, pearls
Papertake Weekly - Freebie Sketch I used # 54
Hjerteboden Utfordring 11 - Jul
Me and Mine - Beat the Christmas Rush Total 33
Kort o Mania Utfordring 96 - Alt Gar Sa Lenge Det er Jul
ALBC - Sparkle and Shine
Die Cut Divas- Lets Celebrate
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 149 - Bling it Up
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra For November
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Anything Goes 

Thanks for dropping by.  Be safe, be crafty. 


  1. Gail, so pretty! I love your christmas tree!

  2. Lovely card. I think gold goes with everything.

    Thank you so much for joining us at Die Cut Divas.

  3. I think this card is fantastic! The whole concept of a "mirror" was intriguing and gave me all sorts of new ideas. I also adored the color combo, which is unique and traditional at the same time. The shine is stunning and the glitter adds just the right bit of bling, too! Beautiful creation and I'm so glad you shared it with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog!

  4. Love the gold and white, a fabulous card for Christmas.

    sylv xx

  5. my goodness, this is simply stunning Gail. Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas.

  6. Gail, what a beautiful card. I love how you framed the tree with the gold. Great job.
    Thanks for joining us at Joan's Gardens for our weekly challenge.

  7. That's a gorgeous card, love it! 33 cards for Beat the Christmas Rush! Well done and thank you for joining in. Hope to see you in January when we start again. :o)
    Sue x

  8. Beautiful card- love gold! Thank you for joining us at Kort o mania!

  9. This is just elegant, Gail! That gold just make it "regal," in fact! Someone is going to be blown away when they open this!

  10. I love the cute little birds and the beautiful tree. Beautiful card.

  11. Love the opulent look of the gold on white - thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges - hope to see you again soon. x

  12. Gail what a gorgeous card. I love those colours together. Thank you for playing along with us at Die Cut Divas

  13. A lovely classy card that looks a million dollars. Thank you for joining in at Crafty Hazelnuts extra this month. hugs Mrs A. (GDT).

  14. Sweet card. Thanks for playing along with us at Hjerteboden. Hug, Janne

  15. Gorgeous card Thanks for joining us at Kort’O Mania.
    Hug DT Elisabeth

  16. So lovely! Thank you for joining us at A little bit Crafty! Hope you join us next time :-) Elaine DT -xxx- p.s I have some candy on my blog if you would like to pop by and enter :-)


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