Sunday, February 23, 2014

Hero Arts Birthday challenge

 

Happy Saturday friends!  Today's card is for my nephew.  His birthday is today.  I am entering this over at Hero Arts Birthday challenge in the metallic category.  I used a technique my friend Catherine Pooler shared on StampNation.  Using gelatos on the background piece and then embossing in gold.  Love the result.  I hope my nephew enjoys it as well.  :)


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Cardstock:  Basic Black, Whisper white
Ink:  Versamark
Stamps:  From Us (Simon Says Stamp), Tiny Flags background stamp (Hero Arts)
Accessories:  Gelatos, Gold embossing powder, Banner trio die(Wplus9), Numbers dies (PTI)



23 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous Kristie! Love embossed BG!

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  2. Amazing metallic effect, Kristie! Those blue shades look amazing against the gold embossing! Beautiful card!

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  3. Wow! Your stamped background image is gorgeous and flawless! Getting an evenly stamped image with a large background stamp is not an easy task, but you nailed it! The gold & blue is a striking color combo.

    I suspect that a nine year old boy will think that the shiny gold is pretty cool but will be oblivious to the effort that went into this making this card, but I'm sure his parents will notice!!!

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  4. Gold and blue, gorgeous card! TFS

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  5. That embossing really stands out against the blue tones. Great card.

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  6. So wish I had the tools to try embossing, it looks so amazing on your card! And really love the small triangle stamp, have seen it used everywhere and it looks incredible with your embossing. I'm sure your nephew will love it!!

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  7. This is a fabulous card for your nephew! That background stamp looks awesome with the metallic embossing! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog!

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  8. Stunning card! I love that embossing.

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  9. amazing card... the gold embossed background is fabulous!

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  10. This is just fantastic. I love that gold background.

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  11. this is perfect!!! That background is so crisp and clean!! Well done Kristie!

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  12. Perfect card for a young man! Love the gold.

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  13. What an amazing result you achieved on this card, Kristie! I love your 'metallic' embossing with all those gorgeous blues in the background...WOW! I'm sure your nephew is going to love it!!!

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  14. BE..A..UTIFUL!! This is a real stunner, and the best bit is that it could work for both a boy or a girl! You gotta love a unisex card ;) Hmm, I think gelatos just went on the wish list!! ;)

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  15. WOW, love this Kristie! I'm sure your nephew will adore it!

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  16. Holy Shmokes- metallic perfection. Great card for a 9 year old, too! Sooooo coooool!

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  17. Wow, this is just perfect for a 9 year old boy ... bold, graphic, and the number nine!! Love the graded color behind the embossing. Just the right amount of subtle interest!

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  18. Love the colors in the BG and how things have been tied together on ur card :)

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  19. So Petty with the gold triangles background :) Love this Kristie, that background stamp is a must :)

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Hugs,
Kristie