Friday, 30 September 2016

Going For Gold,

Hi everybody,

Jill here, and this week, I'm going for gold!

Using My Favourite Things Chevron Grid Background as my main element, and smothering it in all things gold!

I started by stamping out the, brand new and beautiful, Chevron Grid Background from My Favourite Things onto some watercolour card and covered in gold embossing powder.  I didn't want it to cover my entire card panel so, using a soft cloth, gently brushed away the gold embossing powder from the edges, leaving an interesting shape, and heat set.  I then took the (truly beautiful) Gansai Tambi Starry Watercolours and, using one of the lighter more transparent colours, painted in every other chevron.  I then took the light grey colour from the Zig Clean Colour Brush Pens, added a teeny amount of ink to every other chevron, and painted out with water.  Once that was all dry, I went back to my Starry Colours and added a few flicks and splatters of gold across my background.

I then heat embossed another piece of card in the same gold powder, and cut my 'Celebrate' by Sugar Pea Designs sentiment from it, along with the hearts & arrow from Paper Smooches Tiny Hearts die (hands down the most value for money die I have ever purchased).  Once cut, I then added another layer of gold embossing powder to my pieces to give them a nice finish.
I wanted some form of vellum to go behind my sentiment to anchor everything in place without taking away from the beautiful Chevron design and shimmery paint, so opted to cut My Favourite Things Fringe Dienamic to add to my background (it didn't show up too great in the photos, but worked just as I wanted it too in 'real life'!).

I added a twirl of gold twine to the back of my card, and built all my elements upon it.
I added a scattering of clear sequins from Neat and Tangled to help tie my design together and, after mounting onto an Avery Elle  Silver Fox Notecard, left it at that.

I really hope you like it, as always, everything I used is linked below.

See you next week.

Chevron Grid BackgroundCelebrate Sugar CutGansai Tambi Starry Colours Watercolour Pan Set (6)Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pen (24 piece set)Fringe Die-namic Image 1Tiny Hearts Dies

Crystal Clear Sequins Image 1 Silver Fox Notecards (12 pack)


  1. It's beautiful - I love the way you've done the background stamp. I adore that die cut! 💕

  2. Love this! It's so pretty!

  3. Wow, wow, wow! So sophisticated and classy... truly gorgeous to look at! I love the combination of shapes and elements <3 Thanks for the fab inspiration! Esther

  4. just beautiful and elegant love it!

  5. So elegant ,such a beautiful card ,love your design 😍


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