Sunday, 17 December 2017

Red and Gold

Home from a couple of days away with some good friends - was lovely to just relax - although we have done a lot of eating (and drinking!). We went to a Lantern Festival on Thursday night - freezing cold but a really nice evening -I even made a paper lantern complete with glow stick! 
I can post their card now as although my friend doesn't have a blog she does look at mine.

I am REALLY disappointed with this pic - I was so pleased with myself when I had finished the card but this pic doesn't do it any justice at all - so you will just have to imagine the finished article.
It was a quick card really despite the matting and layering and it was inspired by something similar seen on Pinterest.

I started by stamping the birdie on the branch (SU Beautiful Season) onto a piece of scrap paper and cut out to make myself a mask.
Stamped onto the red card and gold embossed, masked it, then stamped the script stamp in metallic gold ink.
Used some of the leftovers from the gold matt card to cut out the Holly die and added some gold grossgrain ribbon - Finished!
It does look so much better in real life!

Joining in over at -
Die Cut Divas - Winter
HLS Dies - A/Goes with dies
1 Crazy Stamper - Winter
Fussy & Fancy - Christmas
Thanks for looking - I am now on lots of 'me' time - have a couple of finishing touches to the re-arranged bedrooms to do and of course I have to get the tree up! (Last minute as ever!) Our Christmas will be quiet as usual with just the two of us and I am intending on trying to catch up on all that I have missed during my busy year. xx

19 comments:

Dora said...

Beautiful card. Beautiful that combination of gold and red. Beautiful bow too

pinky said...

Your card is just beautiful Viv, loving the diecut over the top of the gorgeous ribbon. Sounds like you had a lovely wee break. I could do with one now! All this Christmas malarkey is exhausting lol. We will have 10 for Christmas dinner, including two Grandkids so madness! Roll on Boxing day so I can put my feet up.

Jan Ltc said...

Fabulous card xx Jan

Liz said...

Beautiful card, Viv, so elegant. Love the colours and the design. xx

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous red and gold card, sweet image and a gorgeous bow, lovely design too.

Kath x

Carole said...

Fabulous card Viv...I love that red and gold..really Chritmas! and classy! Have a good one! (Christmas that is) xx

TK said...

This card looks perfectly wonderful to me! If it looks even better IRL, it must be spectacular because it's pretty close here!
Beautiful read and gold, and love that scripty background...

Michelle N. said...

This card is so gorgeous! Love the red & gold, and all your elements work so well together! Thanks for jining us at Die Cut Diva's this month!

SARN said...

Looks GORGEOUS to me. Fabulous in red and gold.

Hugs, Sarnie xxx

Meggymay said...

A gorgeous opulent card Viv.
Yvonne xx

Gina Knott said...

Such a beautiful card! I love the rich colours and fabulous design! Thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
Hugs
Gina xx

Gill said...

Aren't I the lucky one, I was the recipient of the card. Viv's right, it looks much better in the flesh. Wonderful card. Thanks Viv.
Love and hugs Gill xx

Gill said...

Aren't I the lucky one, I am the recipient. Wonderful card. Thanks Viv.
Love and hugs Gill xx

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning and very classy.x[aNNie]🎄⛄

Mrs A. said...

You can see how pretty and elegant this card is with those lovely rich colours combined together. We wil be on our own too for christmas. hope you have a nice relaxing one. Hugs Mrs A.

Arlene said...

So elegant. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

Cara said...

I can see how gorgeous it looked in real life, just stunning. I hope you manage to get some rest and relaxation done over Christmas x

Pat said...

Wow, this red and gold is fabulous Viv and I covet that PB holly die, as I bought a die on line a while ago thinking that this would be what I received and unfortunately when it arrived it was another holly die which was nowhere near as pretty as this one. I love the wide grosgrain ribbon too and the sweet gold embossed bird and script go beautifully. A really elegant card for your friend. x

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Wow !!! Such a elegant card..Love those delicate die cut out..Thank you so much for joining us at Happy Little Stamper's- Anything goes with dies challenge. Hugs xx Deepti Aggarwal