Put a fresh twist on gold and black handmade cards to usher in the new season!
You don’t normally associate gold and black handmade cards with spring but today Annie is making us look twice at the classic, dramatic look. The use of softly colored flowers with a hand painted look over the bold and graphic elements of Annie’s background create a card that is loaded with details, contrast and fabulous texture. Let’s see how she did it!
Annie started with her flowers by stamping the different layers from our Blooming Heart se using Color Fuse Inks from Sets #2, #4 and #11. Annie says she chose the softer shades of the reds and oranges to create more of a peach tone to echo the yellows in the gold and to introduce the complementary pinkish shades. When everything was stamped, Annie cut everything out with our coordinating die.
For her graphic gold and black background, Annie started by cutting black card stock with the largest die from our Mini Slimline Tabbed Deckle set. She then stamped the honeycomb design from our Circle Background Strips set onto the left edge with Versamark and heat embossed with gold powder.
Annie did the same stamp with Versamark and heat emboss with gold using the “hello” sentiment from our Just Love set and trimmed it closely with her paper snips to make a small rectangle.
She then used our Spring Word die set and cut the shadow portion of the set from black card stock and the script from gold, adhering the two together with liquid glue.
Now that she had all her elements created, Annie put them all together for this spectacular black and gold spring card. She adhered her black and gold embossed layer to a piece of gold card stock cut to the same size for a hint of gold peeking through the deckle edge. She added those to a white mini slimline card base with dimensional adhesive.
Using more dimensional adhesive, Annie added her flowers to the top left of her card to float above her gold over black heat embossed details. She then added her stamped and die cut sentiment elements to the card front with more dimensional adhesive and this exquisite card was ready to go!
We hadn’t considered using gold and black handmade cards as the base for spring cards but clearly this design is a knockout! What flowers would you choose to put on your version of this striking design?