Saturday, 7 July 2012

Au, Get Away from My Gold!

I've been thinking a lot about gold (on cards) this week for one reason and another, so it was with a little smile that I saw the new colour challenge at Less is More.  Especially as I had just got back from a visit to the craft shop at Lancaster to purchase some gilding flakes.  Fate or what?  So in between baking bread and toffee bars, and cooking rumblethumps (ask Di) I came up with this:


This was a nightmare to photograph and this was the best I could do!  I die cut a circle and then stamped the image from Simply Soft three times in Basic Black.  Once the ink had dried, I added glue to the flowers and then rubbed gold gilding flakes on.  The lovely big gold band at the back was made by sticking double sided adhesive sheet onto the card base and then rubbing flakes into it.  That's all there is to it really, but it sure is sparkly!  Here 's a little close-up:


Supplies
Stamp: Simply Soft (hostess)
Ink: Basic Black
Card: Whisper White
Other: circle die, Big Shot, stamp-a-ma-jig, glue pen, double-sided adhesive sheet, gold gilding flakes (non-SU)

As always, if these or any other SU supplies have caught your eye, do not hesitate to get in touch with me on 07977 141605 or by email.  I will be delighted to assist you with your crafty makes and place an SU order for you.  Remember that if your order comes to £45 or more, you earn 2 9-yard spools of organdie ribbon and a box of Everyday Enchantment brads for absolutely free!

Socks has been hard at work this afternoon as Chief Guard Cat.  It's a good job nobody dared to knock at our door...


Hope you are all safe from adverse weather.  Thanks for visiting,


26 comments:

  1. Totally brilliant Victoria (no pun intended). I bought gilding flakes the other week and your fabulous success has spurred me on to have a proper play with them - of course my flakes aren't gold so not suitable for LIM (ain't that just my luck).

    Hope you enjoyed the Rumblethumps!

    Have a super rest of the weekend, Di xx -

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  2. Hola Victoria, is the fate, sure, because i never see a work with gilding flakes , fantastic effect, i understand you with the phototraumatic shiny moment:D:D:D is like take a photo with an acetate card aaaggggg.
    your big gold band remind me the gold leaf of ancient frames, great effect and good work Victoria.
    Hugs from melted island...you have the perrrrfect bodyguard:D

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  3. Gorgeous bling Victoria! Must be fate. Have some flakes myself that I've never used so may have a play today! Love fresh bread and the toffee bars sound fab too but I can't abide cabbage - so I'll have bread and butter followed by a toffee bar lol! Karen x

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  4. That's Serene Dipity!! Your card is like the crown jewels, Victoria!

    (I'd love your recipe for from-scratch brownies, please.)

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  5. A beautiful card - and your cat is gorgeous too. I've been having trouble photographing the gold too, as you'll see when I post my card leter today (I still have to choose the least bad of the photos!).

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  6. It's odd how often crafters have just acquired something which matches our challenge perfectly... super card Victoria.
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  7. Hi Victoria - what a stunning card...and how lucky that gold was on your mind (mine too)!!! lol. Such a pretty stamp.

    Karen x

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  8. there must have been a little birdie telling you what the challenge would be :-D
    I really love this. The flowers look great with the flakes as colour.

    Marrigje

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  9. A lovely, elegant card Victoria and the stamp is fab. I know what you mean about it being difficult to photograph metallic things on cards. Sounds like you had a busy day! Sue x

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  10. Aww . . . Socks looks chilled out there!

    Lovely golden card Victoria. Very pretty.

    Hope you're having a great weekend. Enjoy the Rumblethumps! xxx

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  11. Your card is gorgeous x x

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  12. Your card looks stunning, Victoria! I agree, it's a nightmare to take photos of cards with lots of gold... Never turns out like it looks in reality...

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  13. Lovely card Victoria, great iuse of the gilding flakes
    Thanks so much
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  14. Wow this is stunning, love the way you used the flakes

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  15. Loving your use of gilding flakes here. Who needs any more? It looks perfect and you can really appreciate the beauty of the flakes/flowers.
    Thanks for your lovely comment - I will also be following your creative journey too from now. Hugs, Buttons x

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  16. Hi Victoria, awesome job with the flakes!

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  17. Those gold flakes look stunning Victoria, a beautiful card. Off to see what rumblethumps are! xx

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  18. Great job on this challenge! How convenient that you were well supplied with gold flakes!

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  19. Lovely effect with the gilding flakes Victoria, stunning card. Love your securkitty guard:)
    Val x

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  20. Beautiful hun, love it Hugs, Sxx

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  21. FABULOUSLY GOLD...LOVING IT VICTORIA..X

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  22. First I adore your "Guard Dog " ans second , but should be first ...what a fabulous card , super stamping and embossing Hugs Elaine

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  23. This stamp looks wonderful with the gilding flake treatment Victoria! What is it about these cats? Tuppence has taken to sleeping on the rug at the back door and refuses to get up when anyone comes in! Vicky x

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  24. A super card, love the gold flakes.

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  25. Awesome gold and loving the guard cat too!

    Kathyk

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  26. Very classy ! Everything in simplicity. Fabulous realization ! Bravo !

    Hugs from France.
    Cath.

    Thanks for your last comment in my blog.That affects me a lot.

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