All That Glitters DIY Card

September 12, 2016

Hello wonderful people.  Chrissy Mac here with a custom 5" x 7" card project using gold, more gold and some more gold, playing off of the natural craft paper color.  I had two patterned thick papers that I wanted to work with that started me on the "golden" path.  One with the gold foiled arrows pattern and one with a gold foil diamond pattern.  And thus began my card making journey.

This was the result of that journey.  Because I was using so much of the gold and natural tan, I needed a heavy color for contrast and somehow ended up with black since my base card was white and no other color was working for me, but I think any deep, vibrant or rich color could work too.

In the center of the larger flower from the ever so useful Cheery Lynn Designs Floral Bouquet Kit Die Set (each flower with one black cut and one gold paper cut) I ended up using the smallest star die and curling it star points up that provided a tie in to the larger stars in the center and in black to tie in with the black flower layer.  The stars cut in graduating sizes worked well with the gold theme and provided the perfect area for my "wishing you well" sentiment stamp.  I used the following Cheery Lynn dies:

Card Base:  5" x 7" White pre-embossed card
Layer 1:  Golden Arrow Craft Paper
Stars:  (1) Large Star, (1) Medium Star
Stamp:  Wishing You Well
Foliage:  Floral Bouquet Kit leafy branches and leaves
Flowers:  Each flowers was one cut of larger flower in black and one cut in gold patterned paper with the smallest star of the Cheery Lynn Pierced Star Set in the center 

I wish you all could really see the gold shine in person. It really is quite pretty as it plays with whatever light is around giving it different hues depending on where and at what angle you are viewing it at. It is a pretty simple project to make. I am just loving this pierced star set and I think it will come in very handy for many different themes and styles.
Thank you so very much for joining me today for this project using three amazing Cheery Lynn Designs die sets.

Wishing you well...with gold on top!

~ Chrissy Mac ~

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