This card began back in August of 2021 during a 30 Day Color Challenge hosted by Kathy Racoosin from The Daily Marker. I started by stamping the beautiful Statement Flowers by AlteNew onto a piece of 110lb Recollections card. Because I was going to color with Copic markers, I used my amalgam ink by GinaK. After letting the ink dry for a bit, I began coloring the petals with R81, R83, and R85. For the flower center I used Y17, E97, and E19. I colored the leaves with in G24, YG17, and G94. When the I finished coloring and the photo taken, the card panel ended up in my “Use it someday” bin.
The background for this card was created about 5 months later with my new Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil system. The foil plate I used was the Diamonetta Background by Becca Feeken for Spellbinders. This plate is only wide enough to cover half of an A2 size card front. To fill the entire background I foiled it twice. There were a few imperfections, but overall it looked great. But again, it was added to my “Use it someday” bin.
I purchased the Elegant Occasion Sentiments hot foil and die set also by Spellbinders a while later. After looking through my “Use it someday” bin, I started to create the finished card. The background panel was trimmed down a bit so a black mat could be added. I always feel weird cutting off a portion of a stamped and colored image. However, in order to leave enough room for the sentiment, it had to be done. The sentiment was then popped up with thin foam squares to give it a little bit of dimension.
To be honest, I had a different couple in mind when I created this card. However, as is my typical style, I forgot to mail it! Instead I was able to give this beautiful gold accented card to dear friends celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. And they loved it!
How good are you at making something and getting it in the mail on time? Do you have any suggestions for those of us that lack this skill? I’d love to know what they are in the comments below!