Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Black and Gold Birthday

We are celebrating my uncle's 50th birthday on Friday and the colors from Dynamic Duos seemed to coordinate perfectly with the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches for a birthday card for him! 
Unfortunately, this is one of those color combinations that just does not photograph well!  Which is too bad because it looks pretty cool in person! lol
The cardstock that looks Crumb Cake is actually Gold and has a very nice shimmer to it. I embossed the medallion with Gold Embossing Powder to give it even more glisten.  The sentiment is embossed with Black Embossing Powder. I wanted to add in the music, but the only thing I had was some of the Naturals Composition Specialty DSP, which is kind of a Crumb Cake color.  I brayered it with Basic Black ink, then pulled it off with a tissue to get the music notes to show through. I wanted even more bling, so I sponged some VersaMark on the outside edges of the card, poured Gold Embossing Powder over it, and pulled off some of it with a paintbrush to create a kind of sun ray effect. 
Stamp Set: Bring on the Cake
Cardstock: Basic Black, Gold Shimmer
Ink: Basic Black, VersaMark
Tools: Bigz Alphabet Typeset, brayer, Chevron Embossing Folder, Heat Tool
Accessories: Black and Gold Embossing Powder, Natural Composition Specialty DSP, Dimensionals


  1. Love your embossing technique! Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  2. Great embossing - with dramatic results! So glad you joined us at FMS!

  3. The gold starburst embossing is cool, but my favorite detail is the cheveron embossed 50! So glad you shared this with Dynamic Duos this week!

  4. Great card Shana! That is quite the embossing! Sure is beautiful! This will definitely delight your uncle! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  5. Very cool card, Shana! Love the embossed accents, especially that cool background you created. Thank you so much for joining us this week at Dynamic Duos! :)

  6. Wow ... love the shimmery gold, this must look incredible in real!
    Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!
    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!