Friday 11 October 2013

Colour My Heart Red and GOLD

Hello crafty friends!
The challenge this week at Color My Heart is to use
of your choice.

Here's the result of my first thought:
It is Canadian Thanksgiving here this weekend, and I'll be making a couple of pies. 
This card features an older Sizzix pie die--I spritzed, inked and crinkled a piece of Kraft paper for the crust, before die-cutting it. I couldn't find any PP with apples or pumpkins on it, so I used this cheery dotted paper from CTMH's (retired) Cherry-O. 
Then I received a parcel in the mail from Paper Wishes, which contained some metallic gold paper and new gold embossing powder and saw this red-and-gold beauty by Brenda H. Inspiration!
I've been seeing many lovely cards using CTMH's Stamp-of-the-Month, Scandinavian Wishes. 
It looks beautiful in simple red-and-white, like traditional Redwork embroidery. See HERE and HERE for some examples.

Adding GOLD gave it a big WOW-factor.
I heat embossed the image in gold on white, with matting in red & gold. A few red Jewel Dazzle stickers added a little more shine.
Inside:  the beautiful border stamp!
Then I rotated the sketch and changed the order of the matted layers:
Inside of this one needed just a strip of that gold paper:
So, which version do you prefer?
I'm wishing I'd ordered more than one sheet of gold paper...

Head on over to the Color My Heart blog to see the winner's from last week's Dare, and the DT projects with CRANBERRY + ?
Then put on your Emerald City glasses, pick a colour and show us your stuff! We love to see what you create.
Happy crafting,

CTMH cardstock: White Daisy and Cranberry (and Cocoa & Kraft for the pie card)
Cricut: Art Philosophy cartridge for the ornament 
Inks: VersaMark and Cranberry (and Cocoa and Cashmere)
Embossing powders: White detail and Gold
Embossing folders: Provocraft/Cuttlebug
Fibres: White collection (CTMH-retired) and Cranberry baker's twine
Doily: Paper Wishes


  1. I like the first version better...maybe because the gold is more understated. Maybe. Not really sure. Anyway, they are beautiful!!

  2. I love both of these, Caroline! Boy, does that pie ever look good. I hope you're having lots of pie this weekend. Happy Thanksgiving!!

  3. My favorite is the apple pie - I think because I would love to be there with family at Thanksgiving. I also love the strip of gold inside the second card - it so luxes up the inside.

  4. Gorgeous cards Caroline - hope you enjoyed your weekend!!
    We don't celebrate Halloween so much here in Australia - but I do still have vague memories of celebrating it when I was in Boston :)


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