Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Ginger Anyone?

One of my favorite blogs to stalk visit is Gingersnap Creations.  There is such talent and variety there that I always find something that makes me oooo and awww and inspires me.  They also have some fabulous tutorials and challenges.  One of the challenges they have going right now is a color challenge for Ginger, Copper or Rust.  Since this is the annual back to their roots with the colors challenge I just had to play!

This is a card I created using a bit of - ok a LOT of embossing.  The background and fabulous chandelier are both from the Couture Creations embossing folders.  The background is done on the fabulous colored cardstock and then the embossed portion rubbed with the copper Metallic Rub On stuff that is just fabulous.  I also used it on the chandelier.  The chandelier was embossed on some white cardstock that had been previously sprayed with a bronze mist that shimmers like crazy.

The butterfly was also cut and embossed from the same cardstock as the chandelier, but then I used a copper paint pen to emphasise the raise design.
I used the same pen to edge the chandelier and the stamped thank you sentiment.  I tied a double ribbon of a cream and copper color on the bottom and called it done.  IRL this card is stunning, if I do say so myself.  Thanks Gingersnap for the challenge that inspired this creation!

Gingersnap Creations GC96 - Copper, ginger or rust
Let's Ink It Up #11- Die Cuts or punches

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Suzanne Brookfield said...

As a Design Team member for Gingersnaps and Lets Ink It Up would like to thank you for entering both challenges.
Your card is totally perfect for both challenges. I particularly love the butterfly and the embossing. Hope to see you again Alex.
Suzanne B

Danni said...

Wonderful card, Alex!

Gingersnap Stampers said...

Beautiful copper creation! Thanks for joining us in our Gingersnapper's Choice at GC!

Claire said...

Beautiful work! Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck
Claire xx

craftykitten said...

What a gorgeous copper creation. Love the butterfly. Thanks for sharing it with us at LIIU this time. Good luck.
Dawn xx