Sunday, October 19, 2014

Gold Feathers For You, Paper Players 218

Greetings, Stampers! It's Sunday, time for another Paper Players challenge, and this week the hostess is me! It's a Clean and Simple challenge with the option of using silver or gold on your project. I have all sorts of metallic goodies in my stash and had fun pulling them all out and deciding what to use.

I went in a bit of a different direction than my normal style as I wanted the beautiful papers to take center stage. I used Gold Soiree Designer Paper (LOVE this stuff), Gold Foil Paper and Gold Glimmer Paper. 

Mary Jo's Monday Lunchtime Sketch was perfect for what I had in mind. I eliminated the three dots though, as they got totally lost on the patterned paper.

I struggled a little bit with the white panel. I tried background stamping and I tried embossing, but everything looked to busy. In the end I decided to leave it plain white. I used a piece of retired textured paper to add just a little more interest.

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: A Round Array
Card Stock: Whisper White, Textured White
Designer Series Paper: Gold Soiree
Ink Pads: Gold Encore
Tools: Big Shot, Feathers Framelits, 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch
Accessories: Gold Foil Paper, Gold Glimmer Paper, Gold 1/8" Ribbon

Thanks for visiting, and please visit the rest of the DT at The Paper Players! I hope you'll play along with my challenge, too!


Andrea W said...

Fun gold card Sandy! The feathers look terrific anchored on the white textured paper.

laurie said...

The papers are beautiful, and what a great sketch to showcase them. Very striking card!

MJ said...

That paper really is beautiful! The whole card is beautiful. So glad you played along with my sketch challenge this week! Thanks so much!

Yapha Mason said...

That is such a lovely card, Sandy. Great use of all of those different golds together!

Bonnie said...

This is so elegant, Sandy! I love the shine and texture of the plain paper panels! And those feathers are gorgeous!

LeAnne said...

Wowza, this is TRES CHIC!!! Love this wonderful gold creation!! That sketch works with your gold elements perfectly! That Soiree paper is still in my stash, with me wondering what to do with it!

Nance Leedy said...

Great choice to let the gorgeous DSP take center stage; it truly is beautiful! Love the simple gold feathers too and the sweet little gold ribbon. Gorgeous card, Sandy!

Claire Broadwater said...

A gorgeous creation, Sandy! I love how you let the DSP be the focus of your card! The gold toned feathers look amazing! XX

Ann Schach said...

Wow! What a gorgeous card! It is absolutely stunning, Sandy!

Jaydee said...

Sandy, I love the gold feathers with the specialty DSP. The card is rich and luscious. Love it.

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

This is a gorgeous card Sandy - I totally missed this DSP in the pack, so much so I had to go check it was even in mine!!! I love all the gold elements - and your brave use of the white section, which works so well.