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Nov 11, 2010

Say it in Gold

Hello!  It's challenge day at Annabelle Stamps and this weeks theme: 
Say It With Gold. - Before I go into the details of this card I must say this card was nearly impossible to get a decent photograph of.  I have a feeling it was the Brushed Gold cs coupled with the glittery gold paper.  Oh how I wish I had a light box right about now but I'm not even sure that would have helped.

Anyway for this card I used my favorite Christmas set (Holly Branch).  I stamped the sentiment with Versamark Ink and embossed it with Gold Detail Embossing Powder.  I did the same with the holly and berries.  This I cut out and omitted part of the swirls (just cut them off) so it would fit on my circle.  I water colored the leaves and berries.

Details:  Card Stock:  Whisper White, Brushed Gold, Cherry Cobbler
Ink:  Versa Mark, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler
Designer Paper: DCWV-Holiday Collection from 2009
Punch: Martha Stewart
Circle Nestabilitie Die
Foam Mounting Tape

Here is a close-up of the Glittery Card Stock:

See you again on Monday for the newest Annabelle Release. 


  1. BEAUTIFUL! Love the cardstock...and the touch of red...stunner!

  2. very pretty card ida-the cherry sets the gold off well-I hear you about how the gold doesn't photo well-I ran int othe same problem with the car d I am posting today as well

  3. Beautiful card, Ida. Love it. I hate early morning appointments too...Larry (dh) always wants the earliest! Go figure. Hugs, Gayle.

  4. This is one beautiful card Ida - Love the way you added the holly and that gold holly paper is delish!

    Don't bother with a light box just use a Day Lite light.....my light box is never used!

  5. Ida, your card is so lovely! I think the glittery cardstock is really pretty and your card overall is just beautiful. Thanks for the advice on the embossing buddy, I am going to get one right away!!

  6. this is stunning and festive!!! Love those gold holly leaves!

  7. Beautiful card, the gold stamping is so rich looking and I hear you on a light box for pic's although yours came out great!

  8. Love the paper with golden leaves here! The whole card is just gorgeous!

  9. yep I have this dp as well-we have the same taste for sure in dp-love this card-we were at a conference over the weekend so I am catching up on my blog surfing