Friday, September 20, 2013

All that glimmers REALLY is GOLD!

Let me start off by saying this.  I'm not a huge fan of anything gold.  Seriously.  My wedding ring, it's not gold.  The hardware (cabinet pulls, etc) in my house, not gold.  I just don't really care for it.  

Until. Today.

Today I played with gold embossing powder, and some fall colors.  

Guess what?

I felt my heart go pitter. patter.  And then thumpity thump. thump. thump!

 Initially, I was going to emboss the image in black.  But then I remembered that we (Stampin' Up!) have Early Espresso Embossing Powder (EP). 

Except, I don't.  I could use Pewter EP.  But that Gold jar of EP just kept staring me in the face.  All unopened; still in the wrapping.  
So, I stamped the flower image from Regarding Dahlia in my Versamark ink, and then opened the Gold powder, generously sprinkling it over the images.  

I snickered to myself and curled up my nose.  Coming out of the jar made me dislike Gold even more.  It was a horrible color.  But fine, it was on my card already, I just as well heat it up.  

And, yes.  That did help - a TON!  It had a nice gold sheen.  But once I added the rich fall colors to the flower - WOWZA!  I about fell off my chair.

So guess what?  I didn't stop with this one card.  I made 5 cards embossed with Gold.

You'll have to come back tomorrow to see them tho!  I'm heading out to see John Michael Montgomery with a bus load of my gal friends!  "She's an 8, she's a 9, she's a 10 I know.  Got ruby red lips, blond hair, blue eyes......"

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Natalie Kennedy said...

Holy cow! This is so amazingly gorgeous - and that's coming from someone who IS a fan of gold!

Penny G said...

This card is gorgeous! Regarding Dahlias is one of my favorite new stamp sets in the catalog. You gave me another reason to love it!

Jen Arkfeld said...

Natalie - Glad to hear that I did a good job from a Gold Fan!

Penny - I also love Regarding Dahlias - am glad I gave you some inspiration!

Thanks for the kind comments! {Jen}

Lady Bug Stampers said...

This is one of the most beautiful cards I have ever seen. Must try this. Way to go!!
Linda K.