Sunday, 3 January 2016

Golden

Here is our first Stamping Sensations challenge of 2016 and it's 'Stamps and Dies' and our sponsors are Tonic who have offered a fab prize of their new colours of Nuvo Crystal Drops and matching glitters!
AREN'T THESE FAB?!!  

This was a commissioned card and thankfully the recipients celebration was before this challenge was due to go live so they will have seen it in real life.
In the last couple of months of 2015 I struggled really to come up with anything what I considered to be inspiring. I think having the busy summer left it's toll a little bit - someone said 'only another 3 years to go'... am hoping though that now I know what to expect having almost completed my first year I will be able to relax a bit more when I am not travelling away.
Anyway back to the card -
As we are a stamping challenge there HAS to be stamping as the focal point. My focal point is of course the huge vase holding the flowers! Trust me this IS a big stamp - and years old so have no idea where or when I bought it! I stamped then gold embossed with Tinsel Gold EP which really sparkles (!) before cutting it out.

Before putting the EP away I ran an embossing pen round the edge of the layered card and gold embossed.

The flowers are cut from gold matt card and gold mirri card. I don't really like mirri card very much - I think it is really east to overdo its use but think it looks OK  used sparingly, so just one flower stem whereas two stems from the matt card.

The metal heart is another old buy found in my stash and just used some thin gold wire to pop it into the vase.
The butterfly is a one of a set of 3 dies and I stuck some gold and pearl tiny beads onto the body.
Sentiment was computer generated.
I made a box with a gold lid out of a sheet of mirri card - got to use it up somehow!! Used up quite a few odd bits on the main card too so am away to get my hat and coat on and wellies and splash about in the Playground!
 
Other Challenges -   
Sweet Stampin- New Occasion/Event,  
 Glitter n Sparkle - A/Goes,   
AAA - CAS/Glitter,  
Simon Says Stamp - Party,  
Cupcake Inspirations - Chall 341 where they have this pic for inspiration!


38 comments:

  1. I am with you on mirri card Viv but here I think it works very well combines with the stamped and heat embossed vase.

    Happy New Year to you and Yours and lets pray Mr K gives them all the shake up they deserve.

    B x

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  2. Perfect card for such a special occasion Viv. I'm with you on marriage card but this looks lovely.
    Val x

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  3. Beautiful worked with that goldpaper and embossing.
    Just a chic/style effect.

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  4. I wish you an easier 2nd year of Bowling Touring Viv.

    This card really is quite spectacular. I just love it and I'm sure the recipients did too. GREAT tip about running the embossing pen around the edge. MUST try and remember THAT one!

    Hugs, Darn Sarnie xxx

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  5. Wow Viv - absolutely love the design of this elegant card. The gold embossed border is fabulous!
    Happy New Year Viv - hope it's a good one!
    Sylvia x

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  6. Oh my WORD! Viv, what a stunner! It's just fabulous and a brilliant explanation of how you made it too :) Top marks!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  7. How beautiful. The flowers look so delicate and the vase suits the design so well. Hugs Mrs A.

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  8. Looking so pretty, a great combination of die cuts and stamps and it's elegant!

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  9. I really like the golden diecuts on this card - a very special celebration. Thanks so much for playing along with our Elegance theme at Cupcake Inspirations this week!

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  10. A gorgeous card, Viv! Very elegant and just the right amount of sparkle. Hope 2016 is a wonderful year for you xxx

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  11. Wow that is some stamp. I thought it was all a die Viv, so beautifully embossed! Hope things get better with a year's experience under your belt now.

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  12. Nice card, I like the embossing details. Thanks for playing with Glitter n Sparkle. Hugs Kasha DT

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  13. Beautiful
    www.rsrue.blogspot.com

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  14. Well Viv, all I can say is that you are totally wrong, the past few months you have come up with some stunners so there,
    This is fabulous, love that vase and those flowers and leaves look great. I have used the narrowest double sided tape to go round the card then added glitter to it, don't know if I could make a straight line with an embossing pen.

    Kath x

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  15. A beautiful card for a very special occasion.
    Yvonne xx

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  16. A beautiful card Viv, very stylish :o)
    Jackie xx

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  17. Delightful card, lovely stamp Viv, amazingly so like a die, love the style and colour combo, your design is gorgeous.xx
    {aNNie}

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  18. LOVE the gold and white classic combination. Gorgeous card. Love it. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Party Challenge.
    Gayatri xxx

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  19. Happy New Year Viv ! gorgeous card again, looking forward to seeing more soon ;) Viv xx

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  20. I love how this card is CAs yet sparkly. Great sentiment too and a lovely font. Lynn x

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  21. Happy New Year, Viv!
    Your card is fabulous. Love the embossed vase and all those beautiful die cuts.

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  22. Happy New Year and what a beautiful card.

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  23. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  24. A beautiful design for a golden wedding anniversary, Viv! I love the wire heart, and the gold embossed border is inspired. xx

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  25. well done on combingin all those challenges! love the little glitter rim, i love glitter, so.... well done

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  26. A beautiful card. What a great use of lovely snippets. Barbxx

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  27. Wow, Viv, this is really GORGEOUS! Love all that elegant gold! Thanks so much for playing with us at Cupcake Inspirations this week!

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  28. A wonderful Golden Wedding card Viv and the die cut flowers and wire heart look great in that pretty stamped vase and I love how you've used the gold ep round the edge and added that cute little butterfly with the pearls to finish. x

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  29. love all that gold and the intricate die cuts - thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations

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  30. Gorgeous card Viv, stunning embossing and great use of the mirri card, thank you so much for playing with Sweet Stampin'. Hope you can join our new challenge tomorrow. Have a wonderful weekend.

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  31. Oh this is so elegant. Love it! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

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  32. Beautiful.. love the shimmer and the gold.

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  33. Oh wow! This is gorgeous and perfect for a 50th anniversary! So glad you were inspired by our Elegance Cupcake Inspirations Challenge and hope you will share more of your creative skills in future challenges!
    Debbie, DT Sweetie

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  34. Your flowers are so delicate and lovely. I know what you mean about mirri but it is perfect here.

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  35. Just seen this over in the Playground as one of Miss Di's picks of the week. What a stunning card! I love the mixture of matt and Mirri card. Fabulous design. xx

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  36. Congratulations on being a Playground Pick, Viv!! This card is brilliant, literally, and in design and I'm sure it be be cherished by the blessed couple!! Hugs, Darnell

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  37. Exquisite! Just love the dainty golden flowers and embossed vase. Definitely a card to treasure! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

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