Sunday, April 6, 2014

Gold and Silver Elegance

Hi, Crafters,

I am really honored to be a guest designer for Crafting By Designs this month. The challenge is my favorite--Anything Goes--and it is always interesting to see what happens when the sky is the limit and creative juices start to flow. Isn't it fun to see what others come up with, too? Pop on over to the website and enter your inspired work there.

The card I am showing you today was inspired by a favorite combination of mine, which is the very regal gold and silver color scheme.

Starting out with white cardstock, a silver paper was added. It was not quite pizzazzy enough, so I sprayed it with some silver glitter mist. A 1 1/2 inch wide ribbon is run horizontally across the middle of the card, then on top of that is a gold die cut piece. The sentiment is printed from my computer, then punched out. A silver frame is added to the sentiment, which is attached with brads. 

One of the most fun things to work with in die cutting is aluminum foil. After experimenting, what works best for me is four layers of foil. It gives a nice finished piece that is bendable, yet strong. This was what was used for the butterfly. Gold liquid pearls also adorn the body of the butterfly.

Here is the card:

I used these tools in making the card:

  • Anna Griffin Cuttlebug Flourish Medallion Die
  • Spellbinders Wonderful Wings Die Set
  • Stampin' Up Frame Punch
  • Stampin' Up Coordinating Silver Frame with Silver Brads
  • Silver Ribbon
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Silver Glitter Mist Spray
I am also entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Apr 08 Word Art Wednesday  - AG 5E #2

Apr 09 Crafty Ribbons Challenge - AG with a Ribbon 5E #1
Apr 10 Sister Act Card Challenge - AG UE
Apr 11 Alsorts Challenge - No Flowers 3E #1
Apr 11 Jo's Scrap Shack - AG 3E #1
Apr 12 613 Avenue Create - AG UE
Apr 12 Inky Chics - Butterflies 3E #1 
Apr 29 Crafter's Corner - 3D 3E #1
Apr 30 DL_Art - AG 1E per Day
Apr 30 Just Be Creative Crazy AG 1E per Day
Apr 30 Mema's Crafts - AG 3E #1
Apr 30 Imagine, Create, Express - AG UE

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I always appreciate your visits. As always, God's highest and best to you today and every day.

Many rich blessings,
Ginny B.

Romans 10:9-11
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. NLT


  1. Ginny your card is so pretty I love how you cut the butterfly out of 4 layers of foil and the god with the silver just adds to this cards stunning look. Can you tell I love it?
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes April Linky Party. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

  2. This is a GORGEOUS card just stunning and beautiful!! Congrats on the GDT position!

  3. Such an elegant card Ginny. Thank you for joining us at Allsorts for our 'No Flowers' challenge x

  4. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at SACC this week. Good luck.
    Maureen DT

  5. Wow, fabulous, shiny and ...elegant card.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts Challenge, good luck;-))m

  6. Fabulous and I must try the 4 layers of aluminum foil because your butterfly is gorgeous and shiny. Congrats on your GD position. My girls and I thank you for playing with us at Mema's Crafts and hope you will visit often. Good Luck in the drawing.

  7. Beautiful card! LOVE all the silver!!! The butterfly is GORGEOUS!!! Thanks for sharing at Jo's Funday Friday!

  8. Stunning card. Thanks for joining us at LOC. PennyRae DT

  9. I thought I had already commented on this card but if I haven't it's gorgeous, I have attached the card to the correct linky . Thanks so much for sharing your card at Anything goes, Just keep on creating :)


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