Guess what, kids? I'm the guest Belle over at this week's Jingle Belles Rock challenge! I KNOW! Squee!
The Belles are always on the look-out for new ideas for challenges, so when I thought of using a pretty piece of gold-embossed paper I have in my stash, I thought about Midas (that would be King Midas - not the muffler shop) and all things gold; I pitched the idea and they liked it, so here we are!
While the King Midas story is all about gold, you guys get a break and can use gold or silver, with white or vanilla/cream as a neutral, or mix and match if you'd like! I stuck with mostly gold for my card:
In spite of my sukky photography skillz, or maybe because of them, you can see the gleam of the gold-embossed words on this paper. It's just gorgeous. I added a piece of ruffled cream ribbon under a two-sided gold satin ribbon to give it a little contrast.
The sentiment was stamped onto a piece of vanilla, then embossed with some Stampendous sparkly gold EP. I needed it to shine more than the regular matte gold EP would since the gold in the embossed paper is so shiny.
The top of the card looked nekkid (you all know by now I have issues with white space, even when it's gold), and it needed something, so I punched a snowflake from some SU Brushed Gold paper, went over it with a Versamarker, sprinkled it with some of the same glittery gold EP and heat-embossed it.
(You can see where I missed, but that's okay!) :):)
Because I had gold on the brain, I put a gold eyelet in the center of the snowflake and tied some retired SU gold cord around it a few times, then tied it into a bow. It's stuck on with a glue dot - those things are strong!
I also used some SU Brushed Gold for the layer between the pretty paper and the vanilla card base. You can kinda see it to the left of the snowflake. Heh heh - I should have used BRIGHT, SHINY gold paper, but I think that might have been a bit much.
So there she is - my Midas card:
Now go forth, dig out some gold or silver papers, and make your own Midas card, then link up over at the Jingle Belles blog so we can see what you've made!
Thanks for stopping by!