Saturday, October 3, 2015

WCMD 2015 | Use Gold/Metallic with Lydia

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Hi there,and happy World Card Making Day!

I hope you are enjoying WCMD here on the Winnie & Walter blog so far, and we do have lots more in store for you with lots of prizes too.... so what's not to enjoy?!?!

So on to my challenge....... 'Use Gold/Metallic'. You have probably guessed by now that I am a little partial to some gold, and with all the fabulous metallic inspiration from last month I thought it would be fun for you to show us yours.

Here's a card that may jump start your creativity.....


Shhhhhh..... I may have used some never seen before goodies... shhhhhh, this is just between us right?!?!

To start I stamped the gorgeous poinsettia and leaves in a light grey ink on to a card layer using the smaller layer from Essentials: Katherine Cutaways, and then coloured with Copic markers. Once this was done I then stamped over the images again using the same stamps but this time with VersaMark, this way I could heat emboss the lines in gold. If I had embossed first the Copics would have stained the embossing, this way gives a much more cleaner look.


I then masked off the images and added some gold splatters using some Gold Color Shine.

I didn't want my sentiment to take any attention from the stunning florals so I used a In A Word Cutaway and embossed this into my card. To do this I use a rubber mat so the die embossing instead of cuts when I run it through my die-cutting machine. When the 'peace' was embossed into my card I covered the work with a Wink Of Stella and some Glossy Accents.


Really hope you play along, we would love to see what you come up with!

Hugs Lydia x  

Prize: One randomly chosen project that is linked up will win $50.00 gift credit to the w&w shop.

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  1. Gorgeous card. Als love the embossed die sentiment!

  2. Lydia, your poinsettia is jaw-dropping, breath-taken-away gorgeous! Classy,elegant, exquisite...

  3. Wow this is stunning!!! Love the gorgeous poinsettia, and the way you did the sentiment, WOW!!!

  4. Wow! This gold detail is the perfect touch! I love the bright color!
    Take care!

  5. Gold is always a lovely element. Love the sentiment. So subtle and beautiful. Hugz

  6. Beautiful card Lydia :)
    Kate xx

  7. LOVE the gold embossing, just that hint of gold is just perfect!!

  8. Beautiful layers and colouring!

  9. ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS card Lydia!!!
    WOW - your poinsettia is STUNNING, your layers a DELIGHT and your sentiment looks AMAZING, what a WONDERFUL way to include it without distraction from the images - it must look INCREDIBLE in real life!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION!!!
    ... I'm SUPER EXCITED at the thought of joining your challenge, I have lots of metallic techniques I NEED to try and I haven't tried embossing with dies before, so I hope to be able to share several "firsts-for-me" real soon :)

  10. Lydia, this is stunning! And it certainly makes me excited for this upcoming release!

  11. great tip for embossing afterward! beautiful!

  12. Such a gorgeous card ... Liked the after embossingembossing !!

  13. Swoooooon, Lydia - what a gorgeous card! Love that embossed die sentiment!

  14. Swoooooon, Lydia - what a gorgeous card! Love that embossed die sentiment!

  15. Beautiful card! I love how you added the 'peace'

  16. Gorgeous card with the gold it makes it so elegant.

  17. What a stunning card Lydia ..Absolutely love everything about it :)

  18. wow so many stunning elements on your card...the brilliant poinsettia..the gorgeous gold and of course the clever way of adding the sentiment!!
    Dr Sonia

  19. What a beautiful card with red and gold! Great challenge too!

  20. Gold is ALWAYS elegant! LOVE the embossed sentiment... gives it a cool look!

  21. What a gorgeous card! Love the gold trend! Hope it stays a while!

  22. Your card is a treat to the eyes, Lydia. Just beautiful. :)

  23. Oh, the embossed sentiment with GA look amazing! The whole card is stunning!

  24. Love the gold challenge idea, it does give certain something to the card. Thanks for hosting gold challenge and sharing your inspiration....


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