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4/28/2016

Green & Gold - Happy

Good afternoon, and welcome. Today's card is a scheduled post, with a card made from some bits that were in the Pile. The piece was done on watercolor weight paper, probably using sprays and micas. Found it, decided to try the Viva D├ęcor Gold modeling paste through a Tim Holtz Flourish stencil. After looking at it for a while, decided to try to finish off something to use it.

- a die from a very old S/B set cut the corners, can't decide if some gold pearls should be placed on each corner, or just leave as it is.

- purchased prefolded chartreuse card from The Paper Cut at a craft show (on a great sale due to the color I'm sure...). Stamped with an Impression Obsession Cover a Card  Thin Stripes CC001 which had versamark applied. Then used WOW Gold Pearl to eat emboss and was quite pleased with the results. Dressed up the plain card but very subtle so as to not compete with the gold flourishes of the embossing paste design. Only used one coat of EP for this effort.

- Memory Box Painted Happy die cut 4 layers of watercolor weight white (snippets) - colored each layer with a Gold WoStella pen. Then used versamark on the top layer, heat embossed with the WOW Gold Pearl, 2 coats. One coat does not give the coverage that I prefer...after applying the first coat, it's dipped back on the versamark pad, more EP applied, and reheated. The 2nd coat gives this effect that looks like gold metal, which I think is quite pretty. Photo does not show this well.

No other sentiment on the front, but I think this will have an anniversary verse on the inside, as our DD has one coming up in May. Came together fast (for me!) once I thought of how to use the snippets. Little by little, some of the stuff in the pile is getting  put on cards.

Thanks for popping in to visit, and hopefully there will be a few more scheduled posts this week. In the meantime, Big Cyber Hugs to all!

35 comments:

Kathleen said...

Wow, a very bright and beautiful card Mary, gorgeous flourish.

Kath x

Cathy said...

That flourish is a show stopper Mary, really pops with the pretty green, love the delicate stripes bg too, Cathy x

Loll said...

LOVE your sprayed background Mary ... vibrant and beautiful! The flourishes are so elegant over top with the gold embossing paste. And love the gold embossed strip on the background. Great job using up some pieces from your unfinished objects pile! xx

Sue said...

Fabulous card Mary sorry I've been MIA lol but hopefully I can get some blogging done regularly..lots of huggles Sue xx

Liz said...

Gorgeous card, Mary. Very classy design. xx

Donna Ellis said...

Mary, it turned out beautifully! I imagine the gold looks amazing in real life! Hugs, de

Carol L said...

Way to use those snippets to make a wonderful card! This is so pretty with those adorned corners and beautiful gold flourishes! Very pretty card!

Lisa said...

Gorgeous, Mary!! The colors are so beautiful!! I love the background and the gold flourishes!! They look so fabulous!! Have a great evening!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Shona Erlenborn said...

Glad I'm not the only one with a big pile of "not used" items! Good for you finding this background and making yet another stunner! Love the gold flourish - absolutely beautiful.

Greta said...

Love all the gold, Mary! Can't go wrong with gold pearls in my opinion, but then, I'm a lover of pearls--haha! The thin stripes are beautiful & I need to pull out embossing powders as I think I have a gold pearl, but if not, may "need" that, too!

Valerija said...

Wonderful card. Love the colours.

Maxine D said...

What a pretty card Mary - love the gold embossing paste and the way you have embossed the die cut happy!
Blessings
Maxine

brenda said...

This is just glorious Mary, the vibrancy of colour ticks all my boxes and the lovely embossing just bounced off the background and the soft lemon stripes.

B x

Sue said...

Hi Mary, Lovely card.

Hope you have a fab Friday. Sue

SARN said...

Cor . . This is an absolute stunner Mary - so opulent xxx

Sarah said...

Yum!! this reminds me of lemon and lime cheesecake with toffee sauce!! xx

Gerrina said...

Great colorcombi! And elegant and modern at the same time; clever! Enjoy the day!

Pat said...

This is very pretty Mary and love the background stripes with the pretty gold textured flourish and gold ep coated sentiment and the green is a beautiful spring colour. We have a bank holiday coming up but unfortunately the weather is unseasonably cold. I hope as you are scheduling some posts you are doing some nice things. x

Leanne said...

Gorgeous card! Love that flourish.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Isn't it a great feeling when you finally get rid of some 'bits & bobs' that have been lying around for a while ... AND you end up with a stunner like this! have a great day Mary! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Veerle said...

This looks fabulous Mary. Love the vibrant colour and beautiful texture.
Hugs Veerle x

cuilliesocks said...

Wow!! Mary what super colours, lovely gold design, Kate x

scrAPpamondo said...

There is a lot of work here! Your background are always so beautiful and this is not an exception: This bright green make me happy and love your stenciled & embossed flourish, just gorgous!! I haven't the patience of hot embossing twice... but I can see that the result is very good. The corners are classy details, well done! And well done also for having used some of your snippets... mine are always too much :D
Happy weekend!

Sandy said...

Now you have me singing that old spiritual - Oh Happy Day ----
When do you get the time to make all the cards that you do? Who doesn't love the color gold except for King Midas!
sandy xx

Daffodil Cards said...

I LOVE the bright colours and the modelling paste design, great texture on the card. the corners are beautiful without pearls, but that's me! love the happy on the front, yep! it could be for any occasion, must try and remember that. Like your main card with it's stripes. A lot of work has paid off beautifully.

coldwaters2 said...

Gorgeous card Mary love the swirls in gold it is so lovely and vibrant and it does make you feel happy.
hugs
lorraine x

Team Clark said...

I just picked up this paste and it is so so gold! Love that with the lime background and flourish stencil. You are to a lot of awesomeness lately, Mary! So fun to see. PS. Yes, Charlotte was from S&MbyE - she's a sweetheart! Hugs, Autumn

Barb said...

This is a stunner of a card Mary. I love the gold paste. Barb xx

Redanne said...

Oh wow Mary, the background is a stunning colour and I really, really love the flourish stenciling - it looks amazing on your beautiful card! Hugs, Anne xx

Donna said...

Such a bright "happy" looking card and using stuff from the pile is always a good feeling!

Petra Swart said...

So wonderfully bright and cheerful, Mary!!! The gold swirls are beautiful!!!! Fabulous card!!!!
Hugz

Bonnie said...

Love that flourish stencil with the shiny gold and it's perfect with this shade of green! A bright and elegant card, Mary!

Olga Fink said...

Fantastic creation!
xoxo Olga

Pippa said...

A lovely elegant card Mary. Love the gold and green combo.

Brenda said...

This is a pretty card Momma Mary! I love the colors on this one and the embossing paste, looks so pretty! Love those corners too, just a beautiful card. I think I'm caught up now, didn't realize how much I got behind!! Hugs, Brenda