At first, I didn't like the sketch at Create with Connie and Mary this week but it must have struck a subliminal chord because by the time I got home from work and got the chores done, I knew what I had to do.
Earlier in the year, I experimented with a faux metal technique and I wanted to try it again. So I created the background paper using that technique and used the colours in the metalwork for the strips. It possibly worked better with the Beautifully Baroque embossing folder, but this is a nice change that also works well. It is quite difficult to photograph to show the lovely metallic glimmer over the faux metallic surface that makes it a lively card in the real world.
Card: Whisper White, Early Espresso, Lost Lagoon, Pear Pizzazz
Stamps: Crazy for You, Summer Silhouette, Petite Petals
Ink: Sahara Sand, Pear Pizzazz, Lost Lagoon, Early Espresso, Versamark
Other: Gold embossing powder, Elegant Dots embossing folder, sponges, Lost Lagoon ribbon, Petite Petals punch, Early Espresso candy dots.