I Love Pink and Gold — Monday Montage #6

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We have another Monday Montage Blog Hop in store for you this evening!  I hope you’ll follow along the blog hop trail and see what all of the designers have made.

I have made a new discovery — I love pink and gold together!  I made a couple of Christmas cards using these two colors together and I threw Coastal Cabana into the mix too for a nice contrast color.

Snowflake WishesI love the look of gold embossing, and used that on both of the snowflakes.  I also threw in some sequins.

Another discovery I made is that pink and gold do not photograph well together on my camera.  Here’s a picture of my other card.  Please forgive the terrible picture.  It looks so much better in real life.

pink and gold star card copyThe pink that I used on both cards is Blushing Bride — I love that pink!

Well, you’re ready to hop on over to Breelin Renwick’s fantastic blog.  If you’d rather work your way backwards (you, rebel!) you can do that too and hop on over to Wendy Weixler’s amazing blog.  Either way, just work your way through the nine other blogs to see the treats they have in store for you.

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Enjoy your Sunday evening!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used on Card 1:
Stamps:  Festive Flurry, Joy to the World
Ink:  Versamark
Paper:  Coastal Cabana, Blushing Bride, Whisper White
Embellishments:  Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Festive Flurry Framelits, Blushing Bride 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Subtles Designer Buttons, White Baker’s Twine

Supplies Used on Card 2:
Stamps:  Positively Chevron, Christmas Star, Wishing You
Ink:  Versamark, Coastal Cabana
Paper:  Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Gold Foil Sheets
Embellishments:  Blushing Bride 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Basics 3/8″ glimmer brads

Gold Snowflake Joy

I wanted to play with the Festive Flurry bundle, and I really wanted to use the color combination of red, white and gold, but I couldn’t decide whether I should use the gold embossing powder on the snowflakes or the pretty gold glitter.  So I used both.

Gold Snowflake JoyI added a little strip of the gold foil sheets under the dsp.  I love the effect that adds.  I also dipped the Frosted Finishes Embellishment in Versamark and then embossed it with the Gold Stampin’ Emboss powder.  That was easy and it gave the embellishment such a different look.

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  A Banner Christmas, Festive Flurry
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Versamark
Paper:  Whisper White, Gold Foil Sheets, Season of Style DSP stack
Embellishments:  Gold Stampin’ Emboss powder, Frosted Finishes Embellishments, Gold Stampin’ Glitter, Pearl Basic Jewels, Festive Flurry framelits


Winter Frost Sparkle –FMS106

I’m excited!  I get to host the challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches this week.  Here’s the sketch:

I just got the Festive Flurry bundle yesterday (resistance was futile), so I decided to break it out and use the snowflake die for the circle shape in the sketch.

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I hope you’ll join us for this challenge.  You can check out what the other designers made at the Freshly Made Sketches site here.

In other news, my Mother-in-Law is getting out of the hospital tomorrow.  She is slowly recovering from her broken hip.  My brother-in-law from New York is staying with her this next week, so she’ll have someone with her.  I tell you, a broken hip looks like a very painful injury — wouldn’t wish it on anyone!  We bought a new (used) car yesterday to replace the one my husband totaled in his accident on the way to the hospital for my MIL’s surgery last week.  It’s nice to have that off my plate — shopping for a car takes a lot of time.  I’m ready to have some regular time for stamping again!

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Paper:  Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Winter Frost Specialty dsp, Silver Foil Sheets, Silver Glimmer Paper
Embellishments:  Festive Flurry framelits, Expressions Thinlits dies, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch, Silver 1/8″ Ribbon