Saturday, December 15, 2018

Golden Birthday

Hello everyone!  It's been a while since I've posted, but I am kicking off a string of birthday posts beginning with my mother-in-law's card.  Her birthday is actually today and it's a milestone!  She loves her wine and I was hoping I would get my wine set dies in time to make her card with it, but that didn't happen.  So instead and unlike her son (aka my hubby), she loves the colour gold and after seeing this card, I decided to re-create it.


I started by taking an A2 size piece of black cardstock from my stash and blended Delicata gold ink through a Sunshine stencil with a mini blending tool.  Removed the stencil and blended more gold ink in a circle.  For even more shimmer, applied Gold Perfect Pearls powder to the ink.  Wiped off excess with a Swiffer cloth.


Heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder.  To make it stand out better, used a black Polychromos pencil to add a shadow.  Mixed Gansai Tambi gold paints with water and added some gold splatters.


The final step was to add the die cuts.  The confetti and gold balloons with strings were die cut from a scrap of gold foil paper.  The white balloons were leftovers from a previous card and all I had to do was die cut the strings from white cardstock.  The panel was adhered to a white card base to finish.










Challenges:
Uniko - #50 Celebrate optional twist Gold
Watercooler Wednesday - #200 Helen's All About Occasions
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Challenge #341 Use snippets
Crafting from the Heart - #232 Anything Goes (oops... it looks like I may have forgotten to link up)
Love to Craft - #29 December Anything Goes




19 comments:

Izzy Scrap said...

WOW, WOW and WOW, Trina ! You re-created this card to perfection, I would even say that yours is much more striking ! The golden rays are so effective, really striking card. You totally rock with this card and I'm sure your mother-in-law will LOVE it. Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Uniko ! Hugs x

Christine Alexander said...

Trina, this is such an incredible take on the birthday card. I love the gold rays and the black makes everything pop :)

mugdha gujarathi said...

So beautiful Trina

Helen Budz said...

Trina, this card is awesome. Your mother-in-law will love it. Thanks for sharing your step-by step directions. I'd like to try something similar. You're designs always inspire me. Looking forward to seeing more of your birthday cards...

nancy littrell said...

Wow..Gorgeous shimmery Golden design for your MIL's birthday card. Your card design really does Celebrate a very special birthday for a very special lady. TFS all your steps and detailed layers, Trina. Hugs..Nancy

Thank you also for your Stunning Christmas Card spotlighting the sky for your die cut glittery star. The die cut ombre colored Believe was the perfect sentiment. A real beauty that I would like to CASE in the future:-) Merry Christmas, my friend. Hugs..Nancy

Heidi Weaver said...

Oh my goodness, Trina, your card takes my breath away! Using that sunburst stencil was a brilliant idea. It really makes it appear as if the balloons and confetti are bursting forth from the card. How dazzling that gold must be in person. I have to say, I love the original but think yours is more striking and has way more depth. A super creation. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

Bonnie said...

What a festive and glamorous card, Trina! Love the gold on the back and all the confetti and balloons! A celebration on a card!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wow, what a fantastic re-creation of the birthday card, Trina! I love the stenciled gold sun ray against the black card base. Adding the Gold Perfect Pearl makes a big difference. The foil balloons and confetti look so festive, and your attention to detail (like adding a shadow to the heat-embossed sentiment) is always wonderful! Your MIL will sure love the card.
Hideko xx

Loll said...

Gorgeous card Trina! Your MIL is going to love this card. So elegant with the black background and all the gold. Great work! xx

Darnell said...

How could any woman not love this elegant golden creation! She certainly will, Trina! It just screams both style and PARTY!! 🎄Happy Holiday Hugs, Darnell

Kath Ricks said...

I love your card it is so stunning! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges!

Kathyk said...

Super make, love all the detail and thank you so much for sharing it with us this month over at the Love To Craft Challenge Blog

Kathyk
DT @ LTCCB

Samantha Squires said...

I love the vibrancy of this card, it shouts celebrations. Thank you for taking part in the December "Love To Craft Challenge. DT Sam x

Susan said...

Incredible - so stunning with all the gold and the stars! What a great recreation of the card you saw - I love it!

Cath Wilson said...

A stunning card - absolutely gorgeous. Gold is such a difficult colour to photograph but you pulled that off nicely. It just looks amazing. Thank you for the instructions, too :-)

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Cath x

Mac Mable said...

Absolutely beautiful, full of bling and such a glorious design. Loving the stencil work with the ink and the perfect pearls. I bet she loved it x

Susanne Vargas said...

Wow, what a shiny, shimmery beauty! I am sure she adored it!

Di said...

WOW Trina!! What a stunning card - I absolutely love it! So very professional looking as well.

Hugs

Di xx

Cathy said...

Amazing card Trina, love the gold and black and so much shimmer and sparkle, Cathy x