The poor ladies on the SOS DT have the challenge of living with my ear worms. While thinking of a (hopefully) catchy title for the challenge, my brain wandered back in time to Girl Scout camp, and started singing:
Make new friends,
But kee-ee-p the o-old,
One is silver and
The other's gold.
So silver and gold it is, and here's my card:
This card is about 185% different than what had been running through my brain all week. I don't know if that happens to you, but once I started playing, the idea kept morphing into something completely different. So much for a week of planning, huh?
I started by taking out my embarrassingly-large stash of SU Brushed Gold and Brushed Silver card stock. I stamped a Hero Arts background in Versamark onto a piece of gold and embossed it with silver. I liked it, so I embossed a smaller piece of gold the same way, and die-cut the sentiment, thinking I'd line it up so it blended into the background. I wasn't feeling the love.
So I die-cut a piece of SU Poppy Parade to add a shadow between the die-cut and the background. Meh.
Then I thought I'd try just the sentiment by itself. The poppy color made me think about the Hero Arts Night & Day Flowers stamp set, so out came the MISTI, some watercolor paper, and my black Archival ink. I stamped the flowers a few times to get it dark enough (re-inking might also help me there), then water colored it with some Distress inks. Then I just added the sentiment and attached the water color paper to a white card base.
To finish things off, I added some clear Wink of Stella to the flowers and some Gold Liquid Pearls to the flower centers.
So, got some silver and gold stash you'd like to disappear? Now's your chance! Why not join us this week at SOS and play along?
Thanks for stopping by!
Stuff I used: SU Brushed Gold card stock, SU Silver embossing powder, SU Poppy Parade card stock, and the following: