Saturday, July 27, 2013

CASology cue week 54 - gold

I stumbled upon Week 54 of CASology's challenge - gold.  I have gold mist, gold ink and even gold paint and sequins!  I used a few of these supplies to create some cards using this as my jumping off point.

For my first card, I used some LCI woodgrain cardstock that I misted with Mister Huey's gold mist.  I also added a Heidi Swapp resist chipboard heart that I pressed into my Brilliance Galaxy Gold for some more gold shimmer.
 Here's a closeup of some of the shine - hopefully it comes through in the picture:
Almost one layer, right?!  And no stamps - can you believe it?!!! :-0

Paper: SU Basic Gray, LCI woodgrain
Misc: PTI Wonderful Words hello die, Heidi Swapp mistable heart, Mister Huey's gold mist


For my next card, I grabbed my pack of Studio Calico Speech Bubbles wood veneers (from the Snippets collection) and pressed one of them into my beloved Brilliance Galaxy Gold ink pad.  Love this ink!!

I stamped my nephew's name using Versafine Black Onyx using Lawn Fawn stamps - alpha stamps are great for personalizing cards!

I added some gold heat embossing with Zing powder combined with Versamark and PTI's Irresistible Ikat set.  Very simple but striking patterns in this set.
Since I had the alphabet stamps out and his name all lined up, I changed the first letter to a capital (it wouldn't fit on the speech bubble!) and stamped a wooden tag.  I used a bicycle stamp (Hero Arts Joy Ride) underneath it since he loves scooting so much!  I know he will appreciate it and my sister can use it for her scrapbook.  I'll add some baker's twine to it and a glue dot or three on the back so it's all ready for her.

Tip for stamping on wood - use pigment inks NOT dye inks unless you want the ink to bleed .... ask me how I know!?

Paper: Staples 110lb white
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Claire's ABCs
Ink: Versamark, Versafine Black OnyxBrilliance Galaxy Gold
Misc: Zing embossing powder (gold),  Studio Calico Speech Bubbles wood veneers

Tag - wooden tag (Impress rubber stamps), Lawn Fawn Claire's ABCs, Versafine Black Onyx, Fresh steel blue ink, Hero Arts Joy Ride


One more card to go - when I make cards for a challenge or hop, I like to pull a bunch of supplies that might work and then just build up my stash.  Why not, right?

I have seen this technique before with the full alphabet die cut out and then just a few letters highlighted in some way.  Thought I would give it a go with 'hi' and had a piece of gold shimmer card stock already cut out to use the alpha die cuts.
I glued a piece of patterned card stock behind the 'h' and 'i' and then added some Glossy Accents for shine.
I added a ton of  foam dots behind and popped the panel up onto a piece of white card stock which served as my base.  I made the gold card stock basically reach down top and bottom and only had it matted with white on the sides for a bit of a different effect.

Here you can see the shine from the shimmery paper and the Glossy Accents a bit better:
Oh, and I think I have found the trick to Glossy Accents - I used to keep it nozzle down with my bone folder, pens and X-acto knives but now am storing it on its side and it hasn't clogged and the glue is always ready to go.  Tombo Mono Multi I store nozzle down but Glossy Accents seems to prefer lying on its side ... whatever works, right? :-)

Paper: Recollections gold shimmer, Staples 110lb white, scrap red patterned paper
Misc: PTI Outline Alphabet die set, Glossy Accents, foam dots
If you are looking for some crafty supplies, check out my sale page here to see if anything catches your eye.  I've got grid journalling cards, an impression plate and some stamps!


Judy1223 said...

Wow, not one but THREE great gold CAS cards! I love the die cuts and Glossy Accents...very cool! Thanks for playing along at CASology this week!

Joan B said...

oh these are fabulous. love the gold Ikat design and the alphabet card. so cool.