Monday 5 January 2015

Use a Little Gold AAA31, SYS 5

I wasn't even going to enter this challenge at AAA  or at Showcas(e) Your Style but then I got interested in Less is More's challenge: black, metallic and one other (see previous post) and it made me want to make a card that was just black and gold - no pesky third colour. So, here it goes.

I dug deep in my stash and found a packet of gold paper that I'd bought years ago at The Warehouse for a child's party but in it was a lovely piece of gold metallic paper with a kind of silk moire watermark pattern on it. It's just a lovely thing.

The trickiest part was to tie the bow with the metallic gold thread and to sew the gold bead onto the mother-of-pearl sequin. The metallic thread is notoriously unstable and slippery to work with and unravels as soon as you look at it. I've knotted the ends so that when it does unravel, it will make tiny tassels. I really like how this card has turned out. Like my Less is More card, this one is a congratulations card.

Card: Basic Black, Whisper White, Unknown gold paper
Ink: Basic Black
Stamps: SU A Dozen Thoughts
Other: Simon Says Stamp Confetti Circle die, Die-cut star from SU Circle Thinlits, sequin, gold bead, gold metallic thread.


  1. So pleased you did enter at AAA cards, love your take on a bit of gold. Thanks for playing.

  2. Jan, your card is awesome with the gold accent! Thank you for celebrating with us at AAA Cards and Happy New Year!

  3. So pretty with the gold! This also qualifies for the Muse Challenge #99 [] - you used the same die as I did! -Thanks for joining in at AAA!

    1. Thanks Vicky. I haven't played at Muse before. Usually I don't enter a card in multiple challenges although I have here - that way, I have more excuses to make more cards. :-)

  4. Happy New Year! Thanks so much for playing with AAA Cards this past year! Each game has brought us new friends and fun new ideas in card making. We whole heartily send a happy hug with our thanks and we hope you’ll enjoy the new year with us as well. We look forward to you and your cards when we restart on February 1st 2015.

    “Use a little GOLD”...
    That looks like such a fun die, love the gold peeking through. Thanks for sharing this CASsy card!

    Wishing you a wonderful year. Victoria Lavender