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Thursday, 6 February 2014

Sunday Stampers Wk 293: Black & Gold - Thursday 6th February 2014

Good Morning Friends!

Today it's time for my Sunday Stampers  card for this week - this is Hels Sheridan's weekly stamping challenge, all good fun! For all the deets hop on over to Hels'  blog -here-

This week the theme is black and gold and I have made a little card. I will list all that I used at the end of the post.

To begin with I made a 6x4 card blank and added a base layer of mat gold card that I'd embossed. I then matted and layered die cut black and gold card, the topper stamped  with a stamp by Crafty Individuals and heat embossed in gold.

I wound gold thread around the layers and added tiny die cut leaves. Finally I added a bird that I had made using a mould and air dry clay - this one by Martha Stewart is paper light and adds no weight to a card. I coated the bird with gold Rub n' Buff..I have been using this for years and love it!

 I also decorated the inside of the card, by adding a strip of left over embossed card and a thin strip of black to the bottom edge. I stamped the greeting and heat embossed in gold, then matted and layered. I had one dilemma, because the stamp (by Kirstie Allsop, free with a mag), had a floral flourish to the side, which wasn't very defined. I decided to add a die cut flower, but it couldn't be too 'full' or it would be squashed, so I chose this one, which is Spellbinders Blooms Four and a very useful die too!

Materials and Tools:

6x4 card blank
Mat gold card
Black Card
Crafty Individuals Flora Stamp CI-149
Versamark Ink and gold embossing powder, heat tool
M-Bossabilities 'Flora'
Martha Stewart Bird Mould and air dry clay
Gold Thread
Gold Rub n Buff
Spellbinders Classic Circles
Stamps by Kirstie Allsop
Spellbinders Blooms Four

Have a great day everyone, hope you get some crafting time...not for me as it's a work day!

Love and Hugs,

Carole X


  1. Oh wow Carole .. .. how gorgeous does this look?

    A very luxurious finished project and that gold bird is amazing. It looks like it should be super heavy!!

    Love it!!!

    Hope you are having good week.

    Love Jules xx

  2. Stunning card Carole, LOVE the detail you have packed in and that icklebirdy is soooo cute! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  3. Lovely card Carole, love your little bird and the flower inside is just the right addition. Will pop round to see you later to drop off some goodies for you!
    See you later
    Amy x

  4. Oh,Carole,I think, it's a very interesting idea and great colour combination!

  5. Beautiful card - the embossing looks stunning and I just love the bird!

  6. Hi Carole.
    Lovely card, the little bird is a nice finishing touch.

  7. Carol, Beautiful. I don't which I like better the inside or the outside of this card. Both just gorgeous. Enjoy your day.

  8. Oh wow Carole this is just so lush and gorgeous. Just love the touches of gold and the birdie.
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  9. Hi Carole,
    this is a stunning creation. I love the black and gold it's soooooooo luxurious. I love your fab bird and that great flower too.
    I am going to but some of that Martha Stewart clay soon, especially now I have seen your fab bird.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  10. Hi Carole, love both of your cards. I need to use more gold on my cards :( I love metallic colours on cards. The bird card is amazing. I love air dry clay!! Have you used the microwaveable stuff? It's awesome same deal as air dry, very light, but you can microwave it so that it dries immediately, meaning you can mold and paint in the same day. Cx

  11. Oh this is so beautiful Carole, I am not a gold person but I love all the gold on this beautiful card... it works so well with the black. The bird is beautiful! Anne xxx

  12. Simply amazing card!! The bird is brilliant! you have such a creative style! even to the perfect detail on the inside!!