Over the weekend I made an autumn card (this one) that used some rather nontraditional colors, and I really like how it turned out. I decided to try something like that again, and this time went with black, teal, and gold. Very different, but I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out! This leaf image from The Angel Company is one of the older ones in my stamp collection, but it remains my favorite leaf stamp! I love how detailed it is, and I think it is perfect for embossing. I stamped it with metallic gold ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.
Other challenges that went into this card:
- Midnight Madness: Sketch Challenge #74
- Jazzy Paper Designs Inspirational Challenge #13, to be inspired by this jazz album cover: Street of Dreams by Grant Green. I was guest designer for this challenge last week (see this post), but I had so much fun with this inspiration, I wanted to try another!!
- Papertake Weekly Challenge: pick your favorite Papertake challenge from the past three years. I chose "Autumn Haze" from 2008.
- A Spoon Full of Sugar: Challenge 124, Sparkle and Shine. I used lots of sparkle with my glittery DP and lots of shine with my gold accents: gold embossing, gold ribbon slides, and gold brads.
- Tuesday Throwdown: Challenge #20, Chipboard. I don't have lots of chipboard, but I do have these tiny chipboard flowers (adorned with rhinestones) that I thought were perfect for this card!
I hope you've been inspired to play along with the Stampin' B's!! If you do make a card, post it on your blog or SCS gallery, and link it up to the Inlinkz tool on the Stampin' B's blog. We'd love to see what you create!! :)
Thanks for dropping by to check out my little slice of bliss today!!
Stamps: The Angel Company
Paper: SU basic black, The Paper Company cream, DCWV Indian Summer textured CS and glitter DP
Ink: ColorBox metallic gold pigment ink
Accessories: MS topiary corner punch, MS topiary border punch, CM circle cutting system, clear embossing powder, heat tool, dimensionals, ribbon slides, satin ribbon from Mark's Finest Papers, gold brads, K&Company chipboard stickers
Techniques: heat embossing