Monday, 11 March 2013

Joining the gold rush...

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Happy Monday! It's certainly a happy one here on the blogeroo today as it's time for a blog hop Uniko Studio style! C'mon and hop along with us; it all kicks off on the Uniko Studio blog so be sure to stop there first!

This hop highlights an older and much loved set, Background Builders: Lattice. This set is soooooo versatile and I find myself reaching for it no matter what the occasion I'm stamping for. I previously used it for a glitzy thank you card, however today I've used it for a pretty card to celebrate well, anything! Ha!
 tips and tricks
  • When incorporating vellum into a design, think about how you're going to attach it: vellum can show the adhesives you use. I opted to tuck my vellum ends behind the circular aperture created in the cream cardstock. 
  • Use the same die used to create the focal point to have an aperture that your focal point will fit perfectly into. This not only gives a flush look, but also makes the card super flat for postage too! :)
Gold. It's everywhere at the moment. It's a trend I'm seeing not only on the cardmaking scene, but on the high street too. The gold on my card is embossed and shines so much more IRL - I hope this close up gives you some idea:

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Now if you join in the blog hop today, you'll be able to check out just how versatile Background Builders: Lattice is. Hop on along to my Uniko Studio DT buddy, Amber - you won't be disappointed! :)

Thanks so much for hopping on by here today and I hope you have a great week! 

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32 comments:

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

I am *loving* the gold trend Aimes - I don't know why but I feel like I've been 'waiting' for this trend, lol! Does that ever happen to you?

Love this card - embossing the lattice with that lovely gold is such a stunning look, and I love that everything is flush as well!

Hope you're well hun!

Hugs,

Taheerah

Elena said...

amazing! I'm so late to the whole gold trend, but I'm loving it!

Lynn said...

Elegant and absolutely perfect Aimes!

Beverley said...

Stunning! Love love LOVE the gold embossing. Hugs Bev x

~amy~ said...

LOVE your glitzy card!!!!!!!!!

Ruth S said...

Fun card Aimes - that trendy gold looks so chic in the all-over pattern like that ;)
Thanks for the inspiration, Rx

Maureen said...

you always know how to celebrate in haute couture, Duchess :) LOVE the gold lattice and embossing :) Hope the snow isn't staying there. We are experiencing a lovely early fall so far :)

Maureen said...

eek! Did I say fall? oh, my! The Daylight Savings is really affecting me. SPRING! I meant to say SPRING! ACK!

Jenny said...

Beautiful soft colours Aimes to match the delicate vellum strip, love the crisp embossing too...looks like reall filigree metal work :0)
Jenny x

deb said...

Love the vellum and gold. Love your style! You are one of my favorite card designers!

deb said...

Great use of gold and vellum. You are one of my favorite card designers!

Kristie Goulet said...

I love the look of the gold embossing! So pretty!

Amber said...

This is fab!!!

Gillian said...

Oh wow, this is amazing, love love love the gold embossing

Lynn said...

This is beautiful - the repeat design is very effective when embossed. Lynn x

Erika Selander said...

Lovely card.
That pink and gold is just perfect on the white background.

Nicki S said...

WOWWEEEE!! This card is absolutely GORGEOUS! I love everything about it!! Great work :)

Miriam Prantner said...

LOVE the gold embossing, this card is so elegant and soft at the same time!

Lovestampin said...

I thought the gold embossing was a die cut at first. Looks lovely. Thanks for sharing

Debby said...

Stunning! Love the pale pink with that oh so trendy gold :)

Stacey Schafer said...

gorgeous embossing and vellum, Amy!

Lisa Petrella said...

That gold embossed pattern is absolutely STUNNING!!! Love the vellum too!!!

frommycraftroom said...

Great card. Love the embossed gold. TFS and thanks for the extra tips too.

Gayatri Murali said...

Love love the gold embossing, Aimes! Elegant card.

Sharron said...

LOVE the look of the gold embossed lattice! And it's perfect against the soft pink!

Sandra J. Strickler said...

Embossing can MAKE a card!

Sandra J. Strickler said...

I'm becoming addicted to embossing!

Mary-Anne V said...

Such a Casey card...love the gold embossing.

Emily Leiphart said...

So beautiful, Aimes! I want to run my fingers across the embossing. Heehee.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is soooo pretty! LOVE it being in gold!

Bethany Stellpflug said...

wow, this is super gorgeous! I LOVE it. The colors are so elegant, and I love the vellum sentiment strip!

Ren-Yi said...

Gorgeous! In every way - but that gold is striking.

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