Monday, June 15, 2015

City Crafter Challenge Blog Week #266 "Die Cut Gold"

Hello everyone,

It is time for a new challenge at City Crafter Challenge Blog and Ros is our host this week. She would like to see a project that features a die cut(s) in gold.



Here is my creation with a gold die cut:


I used a Spellbinders Fleur de Lis die to cut out a piece of cardstock that I painted with gold acrylic paint. This card was made for a lady that celebrated her 98th birthday and loves color red :) Inspiration for this card came from all the wonderful creations of my very dear blog friend Lisa of  A Mermaid's Crafts. Thank you Lisa!


I created the background with texture paste and damask stencil and when that layer was dry I painted everything with red acrylic paint since none of the papers I had were really truly red...


I made the flowers using Spellbinders Flower die embellishing the center with some painted flower stamens and micro beads...The shabby bow was made using seam binding ribbon...


I made a matching box for the card.

Our guest designer this week is Gildett Marillac. Please stop by her blog to check out her fabulous work and say hi :) and also take a peek at my team mates' creations at City Crafter Challenge Blog!

I hope you enjoyed this post...
Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by..

53 comments:

  1. Wow! That cascade of flowers is simply beautiful and the simplicity of the gold against it is just perfect. Micro beads in the flower centres is inspired.

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    1. Thank you so much Lisette, you are so sweet!

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  2. Stunning card Samra, love the colour. I'm sure this will be appreciated.
    Avril xx

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    1. I hope so...Thank you so much for stopping by Avril :)

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  3. Stunning card Samra, love the colour. I'm sure this will be appreciated.
    Avril xx

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    1. I hope so...Thank you so much for stopping by Avril :)

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  4. I bet your friend loved this card .. It's so beautiful ... can't believe you actually painted everything!

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    1. Thank you Ros :) Yeah, had to cause the papers just did not cut it...

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  5. Beautiful card and box Samra. I'm sure this special lady will love it.
    Julie x

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    1. Thank you Julie :) So good to see you stop by :)

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  6. Oh, Samra, this is so beautiful! Wow, what a stunning flowers! Also, love your awesome box! This is an elegant and romantic project and a perfect birthday present, my lovely!
    Huge hugs :)
    Branka xxx

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    1. Thank you Branka :) You are soo sweet :)

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  7. This is just beautiful Samra! you sure do know how to tie a lovely bow!!! the magenta looks wonderful with the gold! Julia xx

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  8. Oh my gosh, this is stunning, Samra!! Wow!! I love, love the colors!! The gold just pops against that beautiful red!! And your flowers!! Love!! I an in awe that you make them!! I have a ton of flower dies but I get lazy and use ones I purchase instead :) The background texture is so fabulous!! And a matching box is such a perfect touch!! I adore this card set and I know your friend will, too!! And thank you so much for the sweet shout-out!! I hope you have a fabulous Tuesday!! Hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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    1. Thank you so much Lisa, your work is a huge inspiration to me :)

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  9. So gorgeous with those awesome flowers with gold centers! And, the gold panel is perfect! What a stunning birthday card...very pretty!!!

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  10. Sorry I'm late to the party my friend, my computer was infected and it took me a while to work things out. This is really one of the most exquisite cards I have every seen! That red is just gorgeous and in combo with the gold, it's regal and posh!! Your flowers are stunning as always! Lisa is such an inspiration but this card is all you girlfriend! Love it! hugs :)

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    1. No worries, thank you so much for taking time to bring me some sunshine :)

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  11. My jaw has dropped! Amazing, saturated color! What a cherished gift, and with a beautiful box too! This is just so beautiful, Samra!

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  12. What a beautiful red stunner!! My gosh Samra, how do you do this...? These amazing creations...? Your art work is just FAB-UUUU-LOUS!! Those gold accents in the flowers shine and the die cut was sooo the perfect choice!
    Hugs
    Georgie xx

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  13. Samra, I came to visit for a little inspiration to make a wedding card, and I'm so happy I did! A trip to Paper Talk With Samra always cheers me up! What a beautiful red card and box, with those G O R G E O U S Samra blooms and stunning bow! Bow I wish I could craft with you and learn how to do these things! Maybe a bow tutorial??? You are amazing my friend, and your colors always ROCK! Your 98 year young lady friend is gonna LOVE this! I am in the process of making one for a 101 year young woman, who still plays the piano--wish me luck! Hugs!

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    1. Thank you Sara, I hope you found something you could use in your card :)

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  14. I am with Sara on this one. Visiting here does cheer me up! Red is my favorite color and you have done wonders using red and gold. Wowzers! The gold die cut is so tres chic! And your luscious layers make my heart swoon Samra-cakes! How do you get your Spell Binders to work correctly? My SB never work out (I only have 2). Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

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    1. Thank you Niki :) Regarding the Spellbinders, I use my cuttlebug to cut them and always tape the paper to the die, hope this helps..Have a great day!

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  15. This is gorgeous - so bold yet beautiful!

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  16. That hot pink and gold make such a pretty combo :) love your card!

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  17. Gorgeous card Samra! ALL of the flowers look so incredibly beautiful!

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  18. Looks really nice. Very creative work!

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  19. Absolutely beautiful love the gold and red and what gorgeous flowers and bow
    Carol x

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  20. What a totally gorgeous card, and I LOVE the colours, too. This will make someone very happy! Valerie

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  21. Beautiful pink and gold combination, flowers are gorgeous and your card is stunning Samra.

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  22. Wow, this is a showstopper Samra with beautifully balanced decadence. Just love those gold stamens, note to self to copy! Nicola x

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    1. :) Thank you Nicola :) so good to see you stop by :)

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