Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Make It Monday - Gold-Dipped Leaf

Hello friends!  My husband and I are celebrating our 20th anniversary this week, and I'm sharing the card I made for the love o'my life with you:


How's this for a coincidence:  I had been cooking up a card idea in my mind, and decided to feature a single golden leaf, made using gold embossing powder.  Then, on Monday of this week, Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday challenge is...guess what?  Gold-dipped die cuts!!  I used two PTI products on this card, so, of course, I'm entering there.  (Daily Designs Sentiments, Tiny Tags die)


This card has some symbolism going on:

  • We were married in the fall, hence the leaf motif.
  • Our fancy china, which we had registered for before the wedding, is Noritake's Opulence.  Look at the color palette:


Even the swirls in the 'black marble' portion of the plate are represented, using Elegant Flourishes dies from Tim Holtz.  I used the Faux Embossing technique to achieve it.

Sneaking this in to Virginia's View challenge - Clean and Simple, too.

This past weekend, my husband and I visited Newport, Rhode Island to celebrate our milestone anniversary.  We toured five of the mansions, ate wonderful food, stayed in an historic hotel - The Hotel Viking - and enjoyed each other's company.  The last time we visited there, I was pregnant with our first child, 17 years ago.  I want to show you pictures, but it's been a full week and I've not had the time to photo-edit yet.

Here's one pic to share for now.  This is The Elms, a summer 'cottage' built by the Berwind family.


Thanks for dropping in today!



Stamps: Daily Designs Sentiments - Papertrey Ink Paper: True Black, Vintage Cream - PTI; vellum Ink: Versamark - Tsukineko Fibers: vintage thread Accessories & Tools: Tattered Leaves, Elegant Flourishes dies - Sizzix/Tim Holtz; gold embossing powder - SU; Tiny Tags die - Papertrey Ink; Copper embossing powder - Creative Inspirations

15 comments:

Charlene said...

Happy Anniversary!! Love those plates and your card is stunning! That doesn't look like a cottage, it looks like a mansion lol!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Happy anniversary!! I love love love your card ... that leaf is GORGEOUS!!!!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Congrats on 20! Awesome card~

Lisa said...

The HAPPIEST of anniversary wishes and blessings to you and your guy! What a fantastic card you made for him. Just the perfect touch of elegant masculinity!!!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Stunning card! And congratulations!!!!

Leslie Miller said...

Beautiful and very sophisticated! The photo turned out fabulous, too, by the way. Just a modest summer cottage? Right...

Danielle Flanders said...

So elegant, I'm in love with the tone on tone swirl behind the leaf too! Gorgeous!!
Danielle

Manuela said...

a wonderful card, so classy, congrats to 20 years!

Helen F. said...

CONGRATULATIONS on your 20th Anniversary, Colleen! Your card is so elegant and meaningful!
I love visiting the mansions in RI, such opulence~~hard to imagine that kind of lifestyle, isn't it?

Martha said...

Colleen, this is simply beautiful!
I love the color combination & design.

Happy Anniversary!

Virginia Lu said...

Belated congrats again on your 20th wedding anniversary, Colleen! I am swooning over the golden leaf! Love it! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View Clean and Simple Challenge!

Marisa said...

Fabulous!

Bonnie said...

That gold leaf is gorgeous and I love the flourish decorating the background! Happy anniversary!

walchowDesign said...

Happy Anniversary, Colleen!

Such an elegant card that you made for your love one. Love the look gold embossing leaf on the black bg.

nwilliams6 said...

Congrats on your anniversary. Your card is perfect for it - impressive how you incorporated all of it! Love the gold leaf with the sentiment tied to it. Great idea. Sounds like your trip was really great too. Fun times. Hugz!

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