Sunday, 8 July 2012

Less is More.....Gold

Good afternoon everyone :)

It's been another couple of weeks since I  last entered the LIM challenge
and as I was at home yesterday for the first Saturday in ages, I was determined to make a card.

The challenge this week is to use 'Gold' on your card.
I think I've only ever made a card with gold on it once before and that was for a Golden Wedding anniversary so I don't think it's my favourite colour!

I definitely found this a challenge.
I didn't like the first card I made so I did another....I'm not too keen on it either
but I'll take the plunge and share them both ~ warts and all!

1st card
For this one, I stamped the sentiment and then punched tiny flowers with SU boho blossoms punch from gold card.  Next I arranged them in a heart shape on the card. (I used my largest nestabilities heart die as a template)
Then I added opal liquid pearls to the centres.

2nd card
For this card I cut 2 flourishes from gold card using Tim Holtz elegant flourishes die.
I  then embossed them with the swiss dots embossing folder and glued them to the base card.
I stamped text on two Prima flowers and added a gem brad through the centre.
Next I stamped a (Kaisercraft) sentiment with versamark ink and sprinked it with gold detail embossing powder.  I layered it on gold card and adhered it to the card. To finish I added tiny dots of liquid pearls around the flourishes.

To enter the LIM challenge,  just click here.

I'm looking forward to visiting all your blogs later.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend :)
Take care
Sarah xx


sue - bearhouse said...

Both cards are gorgeous Sarah. I love the designs.

Hugs Sue

Doreen said...

Two stunning cards

Anonymous said...

Both are gorgeous I don't know why you wouldn't like the first one, you have made such beautiful stylish and elegant cards.


Victoria said...

I don't see any warts, but I do see two stunning cards!

Loli. said...

Hola Sarah, what beautiful cards!! the firts one is amazing, i love your flourished heart,very diffiuclt to take the photos, i think:D, great work Sarah.
Hugs from Palma

Suzilou said...

Well I think they are both fantastic, both very classy cards :)

Ruth said...

Two lovely cards - my favourite has got to be the first one!

Chrissie said...

These are really pretty Sarah... you should use gold more often!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Suze Bain said...

Super cards Sarah, I really love the first one. xx

Victoria said...

Fab cards Sarah! It's about coming out of your comfort zone sometimes and you've done a great job with these cards!
Hugs, Victoria ~x~

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Sarah

BOTH these cards are totally stunning so I'm glad you decided to share them with us.... I honestly can't decide on my fave one...


Viv's Visuals said...

Lovely cards - both of them!

Margie said...

Hi Sarah - I haven't been doing the LIM challenge for a few weeks either but I'll have to get back into the swing of it. I really like the first card, the gold is so subtle and using the heart shape as a guide was a great idea - I'd never have thought of that!

Marrigje said...

Both cards are great. So very different. The first one is so elegant, so sweet. The second one has a more bold feel. I couldn't choose if I needed too.


Marijke said...

lovely cards

Mandi said...

These are both really pretty Sarah
Good to see you
The first I have dine similar, I relally like it. You should too!

Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Alyce said...

So pretty Sarah! I love the elegant layouts and the gold is a really lovely touch :)

Skye said...

Two very pretty cards. I like the first one very much.

Anonymous said...

Two beautiful cards Sarah, gorgeous!
Helen x

Anonymous said...

I think they're both gorgeous Sarah!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Yes, uh huh, let's see, just awful, there are so many warts on these cards, yes, yes, my heavens, just look at them all. WHAT?! You are bonkers, toots, these cards are fantastic!

Anja said...

Two fabulous cards! Love the shiny gold.

Sally said...

Two really fab cards. Lovely shiny flourishes & punched flowers.
Sally x

Kathyk said...

Both very cool but I am LOVING the flourish to the second one


Jenny said...

ooo now I love the little golden daises making the heart..such a pretty design. both are super cards :0)
Jenny x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Sarah
Two fabulous cards.... Stunners....
Hugs sylvie xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Sarah
Two fabulous cards.... Stunners....
Hugs sylvie xx

Linda said...

Two great cards Sarah, I love the little gold flowers. xx

Flowergirl said...

Both brilliant cards! Love the little flowers in the heart shape for the first one x
Wendy x

Cheryl said...

I think both cards are very pretty and elegant. Beautiful work!