Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Gold Rush card

When Kinnari Zaveri, owner of Pinkfresh Studio says she wants you to make a gold project, what do you do?  You go make a gold card! 
We met and had a lovely chat at the Craft and Hobby Association's Paper Arts trade show in July 2014.  She is a super sweet lady and makes really cool, trendy embellishments.  I thought I would join in the fun so I started out with this beautiful piece of handmade paper, all the way from Nepal.  I purchased this while I was at the trade show and this was the perfect opportunity to put it to use. 
In fact, the TCW stencil and the Crafter's Essential products that I'll be using also came from the Paper Arts show. 
So first....I used the Crafter's Essential Easy See tape to hold down my stencil.
Next, I punched several 3/4" circles and placed randomly over some stencil holes.  You'll see why in a minute.
I had a little trouble getting my gold sequins out of the box, so for the first time, I tried out the Easy Grip and it worked great!  Just a little dab on my finger was all it took.
I've got this great sentiment kit from Unity Stamps called, "All About You".  I lined up several random words from the kit to stamp over the stencil.  I'm going to stamp all over the stenciled paper with the entire block of words, saving those circles.....
Now, those white circles that I used to block out over the stencil?  I used those circles as additional embellishment, raising some with foam dots.  I inked them with Martha Stewart gold ink, painted with Clearsnap Goldrush Smooch Glitz and added some extra gold glitter.  Isn't it pretty?
The added embellishments are the May Arts Ribbon natural twine and the neon drop sticker from Pinkfresh Studio, sequins are Pretty Pink Posh and Maggie Holmes for Crate Paper.   I'm entering this card into the gold challenge at Pinkfresh Studio and Unity Friends with Flair.
Kinnari, how'd I do?  #grin
**Unity Stamp Co, May Arts Ribbon, Tombow and Clearsnap are proud sponsors of  Mountain Plains Crafters.  If you'd like to be a sponsor, please contact Attn: Terri, mountainplainscrafters at gmail dot com (I'm still looking for a "bling" sponsor!)
 Supplies: Unity Stamp Co All About you sentiment kit, Pinkfresh Studio neon drop stickers, Pretty Pink Posh lemon drop sequins, Maggie Holmes Crate Paper gold sequins, Yellow Stickles glitter glue, Crafter's Essentials Easy Grip and See Thru tape, My Minds Eye designer paper, TCW stencil, Tombow Xtreme adhesive runner, Clearsnap Goldrush Smooch Glitz, Tim Holtz Brushed Corduroy distress ink