Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Happy for Gold ~

Howdy!  I’m bopping in today with a card that I’m entering into three challenges:

Papertrey Ink June Blog Hop – Touch of Gold

Wplus9 Designs - Monday Mood Board #15

CAS-ual Fridays #106 – Over the Edge

I decided to meld my two ikat stamp sets together – from PTI and Wplus9.  The diamond shaped border is just a tad larger in the Wplus9 set and fits perfectly with this large flower shape in the PTI set.  It’s so serendipitous!

gold ikat (Why does the card seem crooked when I photograph it from this angle.  Argh!  It drives me bananas!)

All of the gold is embossed.  The banner hangs off the edge of this smaller than A2 size card base.  I wanted to be able to fit this in a normal envelope, so I cut the base down to 3 7/8.  When I was adding the banner, I had another A2 size card base underneath so that it now is a standard size.  I’m loving these ikat sets and can’t wait to play with more color combos!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a super day!

 

Alyssa

26 comments:

Kathy Humphrey said...

I haven't really been drawn to the ikat craze but your card is sure pushing me over the edge...GORGEOUS!
I feel your pain on the photography issues, but yours looks better than mine:)

Connie MacFarlane said...

Absolutely love this Alyssa! Gorgeous card.

Karli said...

Stunning! *Ü*

Larissa Heskett said...

I LOVE this!! Such a NEAT Card and a Fun take on the challenge!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

Shay said...

Very bold and striking card....love it! The black, gold and Kraft are wonderful together.

Camilla said...

Gorgous card....very elegant

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

Gorgeous! I love the gold with black, and there's the perfect amount of each with nothing overpowering.

Amy Kolling said...

This is such a sophisticated card! I love your meshing of these two ikat sets!

janelle said...

Love the pattern you created. Gold works so perfectly with ikat.

Lisa Kind said...

Oh so cool! Love this!

cards by cara said...

Wow, so pretty!

Deb said...

Alyssa, this is beautiful! I love the gold! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Lindsey said...

This is absolutely stunning!

Heather P. said...

Very striking!

Christi Conley said...

So elegant! And thanks for putting in the "Follow by Email" - you rock :) <3

Michelle said...

Beautiful!

Jen Tapler said...

Alyssa, it's been several weeks since I've had a chance to actually visit blogs and I stopped by to see what you've been creating lately. And this card is absolutely GORGEOUS!! Seriously. LOVE LOVE LOVE it!! I'm terrible at creating those backgrounds, especially by mixing stamps. I can never line things up right. But you pulled this off perfectly!!

whoistracy said...

Wow, this is just gorgeous!!

Jessica - craftychicgirl said...

lovely card!

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Chris said...

wow! this is stunning!!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

GORGEOUS!! I love the whole look of this card!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

The black and gold look so elegant!

Chris L.

laughadaisy said...

It looks perfect to me! Great job with those 3 challenges. I'm glad your two ikat sets worked so well together. Fun when that happens. ;-)

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Holy moly, this is stunning g