Monday, February 21, 2011

Gold Leaf Card

Not real gold leaf...just gold paper and leafy punch outs. :)

I made this card for The Hot Spot's Natural Elements Challenge!

For the natural elements, I used white cotton paper, and the little white flower in the centre is carved from shell! (and some green leaf punch outs to represent nature too):

I punched out the leaves, arranged them on the cotton paper, as well as around the centre flower after I used a green ink pad to colour them. I also punched out a small flower shape, inked it with the same brown ink as I used for the card edge, and glued it on before glueing on the shell flower.  As for the cotton paper, I wet and tore it to get that effect.

I inked the edges of the card with a brownish ink, glued on gold card stock, added a strip of stripy decorated brown paper and some pearls.

I must have had card makers block, since it took me about 2-3 days to finish up this card, hehehe.

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Crafty Cre8tions said...

Pretty pretty! Love the pearls too!! Yes, sometimes we have to step away from our cards and come back to them!!

Monica said...

Oh, Monique, I love, love this card... it is very me, you know... I love making cards with leaf punches. Infact all these years, that is what I did - make cards with punches and gift wrap paper and believe me - they SOLD like hot cakes. It is after coming to blogland, that I have got more inspiration to start rubber stamping but I have a long, long way to go. But happy that the journey has begun.

Now what was all that waffle for - I ask myself.

Back to your card... the hand torn effect looks so very nice and the shell flower fits beautifully.

xxx Monica

Trina said...

Hi Monique!

This is a fabulous card! Thanks for sharing! I also wanted you to know that I have chosen you for the Stylish blogger award over at my blog. just let me know if you accept! Thanks!

Trina @

Sue @ McMahon Five Designs said...

Hi Monique! Wow! The flower carved from a shell is fantastic! Love it! Thank you again for joining us this month at The Hot Spot Challenge! Hugs, Sue

iram said...

what a beautiful creation ,love it Monique.

Shawne said...

What a stunning card, I'm amazed at the beautiful carved flower, I'm sure it is even more beautiful in person with all of the different textures! Thanks for joining us at the Hotrpot, hope to see you back again!

Fleur said...

A fab card Thanks for joining my nature challenge at ALLSORTS this week, Good Luck
Hugz Fleur xXx

~Michelle~ said...

love the natural touches! thanks for playing the studio313 hotspot challenge! :)