Monday, February 6, 2017

Black and Gold

I've always loved working with gold, so had fun using gold & black for a couple challenges.  First is the card I made for the last Hero Arts Flickr Scramble hosted by the super talented, Betty.  Her inspiration cards are all amazing!  
The old HA heart stamp was clear embossed on a panel I had covered in Delicata Golden Glitz.  Then I covered it with Brilliance Graphite Black & wiped the ink off the embossed image.  
The gold shows through a bit giving the whole panel a gorgeous shimmer. I also covered the card front with the gold ink, so it shimmers, too. 
My friend, Alexandra, is hosting this month's ScrapRDV challenge to use gold with black &/or white.  I've been wanting to make something with the PB rose die I got from my friend, Rosemary.  
I inked the die cut with gold & embossed with JudiKins Iridescent Sparkle a couple times. Then I inlaid the rose into a panel stamped with a PB sentiment from the set called friendship.  Forgot to splatter before inlaying the rose, so I covered it with the die & then added the black splatters. A scrap of black & white striped paper down the left side finished it off.  Always feels good to end up with a card you really like! Thinking this would be pretty in other color combos, too.  I'm also entering Time Out & Word Art Wednesday.  Thanks so much for stopping by.
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22 comments:

  1. Such beautiful creations, very elegant colours and designs! :)

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  2. glad you liked my challenge - interesting how there was another challenge with the same idea (nothing new under the sun, eh?) - anyway, both cards are lovely, Greta - love that rose die - gorgeous!

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  3. I've never been good with gold but you are an expert ... That's a clever technique you used on the first card and the results are gorgeous! BTW Thanks so much for your beautiful card! Made my day!

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  4. your card for Alex's challenge is beautiful !...
    Love the other one !

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  5. Your gold cards are gorgeous. It adds a touch of chic that I love. The first card is a gem; and I love the CAS look you created with gold on your second card!

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  6. These are both just beautiful Greta and quite elegant too! Love the heart on the first one! You mentioned a rose in a recent card I made possibly being DeNami. It's actually Winnie & Walter!

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  7. Hi Greta! Your cards are really beautiful, black and gold . gold and cream are such elegant classics! I enjoyed your post!

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  8. They're two really lovely cards Greta. I've been the biggest HA fan over the years. The colour combination looks lovely and I really like the way you have inlaid your embossed rose. It's beautiful. Barbxx

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  9. both cards are so elegant, greta, but I really love what you did with that die... absolutely amazing!!

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  10. Thank you for the tips etc on the first card, absolutely love how it turned out and another fabulous card with the gold rose. x

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  11. Just loved your Scramble card, Greta, but that gold embossed rose is a stunner!

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  12. Gorgeous gold cards, Greta!! I do love gold, too! Very classy and elegant cards! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  13. So beautiful....love all that gorgeous gold!

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  14. So classy and sophisticated - love both of these Greta :D

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  15. Both of these are lovely. The brushed panel looks so pretty and the gold rose is beautiful. I love your splatters and I can never remember to do that.

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  16. Oh I love them both Greta!
    Look at that rose!!
    How gorgeous!!
    xx

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  17. Lovely cards! Love all the fabulous gold! Thanks for playing our Time Out challenge!

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  18. Such a beautiful elegant card Greta, love that with the gold and black and white stripes! I also love your banner quote, I totally live by that!

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  19. Very pretty card - I love the elegant combination of colours and I can only imagine how much it sparkles in real life! Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out! Jill

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