Thursday, January 21, 2010

Gold and Silver Celebration

I actually made this as a New Years card (see the big balloon drop in the background?), before realizing with our release I wouldn't be able to share this "Square Pegs" card until after new years, doh!!!!!!!!! But at least I figured that out before completing the card so I could put celebrate instead and I'll send it out for a birthday or anniversary (or very formal wedding) that works too! The shimmer and colors of this card was really hard to capture without having a funny glare so I took it from the side instead and you don't get all the sparkle but I will tell you about it: instead of white I used the new Gina K Pure Luxury Metallic Mother of Pearl, this is some seriously gorgeous paper! It has the most beautiful iridescent shimmer and golden undertone, and embossing it (D-vine Swirl) just makes those different layers sparkle even more. the balloons were rolled onto metallic Gold and Silver Ink Pads, stamping off some of the balloons to add dimension. Don't those look like real metallic balloons? I added some gold lined black organdy ribbon and silver metallic cording, around both the bow and behind my popped up balloon like a string, i just tucked it under the pop dot to secure the cord. The glasses I stamped (clink!) onto a small die cut Labels Eight and mounted on Pure Luxury Black Onyx. Last I added some adhesive rhinestones a for a little spearkle and fizz bubbly above the glasses.



Wish you could all see this card IRL! :) Hope you have a very festive weekend, find something to celebrate, just for fun! ;) AND, if you can squeeze in some time to stamp, the Mr. Linky blog hop using the Square Pegs set on Gina's blog is open until Monday night, January 25th! I do hope you'll enter for a chance to win one of my sets, your choice! :) Don't miss your chance to hop!

6 comments:

Kimmiek said...

This is very elegant & quite classy Mel!

Brenda said...

Beautiful elegant card!

Sharon W. said...

I love this card and it's so elegant.

Vera said...

What a fantastic New Year's card! Thanks for the inspiration!

Lori said...

Fantastic! I was wondering how you did the balloons, thanks for sharing that. I could see the mother of pear after reading that that was what you used. Yummy!

joy said...

I know your pearlized cardstock just shines! Love the idea of this being not just a New Years card, but for a special celebration!