Sunday 5 August 2012

Black & Gold

Hi Bloggers.

Thank you for all your lovely comments and wishes yesterday. We had a lovely day and a yummy lunch at Jamie Oliver's.

Here's another card from the recent Spellbinders Pick of the Week.

I started with a piece of black card. I inked up the Butterfly Frame Mask with Perfect Medium, popped the black card on top and ran it through the Grand Calibur with the embossing sandwich. I carefully removed the mask and covered the deboss area (where the ink had transferred to) with Cosmic Shimmer Bright Gold Metallic Embossing Powder and heat set.

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions At the Ballet Stamp Set using Perfect Medium and embossed with the Gold Powder. I made a frame out of matt gold card using Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Six.

I cut a solid butterfly out of black card and a lacy butterfly out of matt gold card using the Spellbinders Les Papillons die set.

I made a flower out of black card using the Spellbinders Spiral Blossom Four die and cut some 'leaves' out of matt gold card using the Venetian Motifs die set.

I assembled the card as shown adding some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Olympic Gold around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Hi Julia, gorgeous card, black and gold so dramatic, love it. Hope your lunch went well yesterday and you did not eat too much.


  2. What a beautiful card, I love black and gold together. Pleased you had a lovely time the lunch was great.
    Carolyn B x

  3. A very lovely card, but i thought it was navy and silver - so looks good in both styles.
    Amanda x

  4. Love this card Julia, it looks navy and gold on my screen which would be another lovely combination. Love the idea of inking the mask and using embossing powder. Linda xxx

  5. glad ypu had such a great day Julia - this card is beautiful - gold and black is a really striking combination

  6. Morning Julia,
    Wonderful card it looks navy on my screen but its still stunning.
    Pleased you had a good day yesterday.

  7. Glad you all had a lovely day yesterday. Love the colours of this card (it does look navy on line but love that too!)'Leaves' on the venitian die very versitile and black rose, so tasteful. Thanks for sharing it with us. Beverley x

  8. Morning Julia, So glad yesterday was lovely for you all. This card is so stunning, I love everything about it, and I will definitely be trying to re-create this one. I love what you have done with the mask and embossing powder, I haven't tried that yet, I love the butterflies die and the spiral blossom 4 die for the flower and also the venetian flourish for the leaves, I love everything ha ha !! Thanks for sharing this beautiful card with us. Lots of love from Patricia xx

  9. Hi Julia, this card is absolutely stunning. Love the gold and black, thanks for the inspiration, just what I needed. Bx

  10. Hi Julia,

    This is lovely. I do like black and gold, so elegant.


  11. wow!!!! this card is beautiful ,very elegant
    best wishes

  12. Hi julia this is another stunner but as I don't have any of the dies or mask that you have used my wish list is getting longer and longer!!!lol glad you had a lovely day yesterday love lesleyxx

  13. Hi Julia. so pleased to hear that yesterday went well and you all had a good time. I just love this card, I've used this stencil regularly but not inked it up and embossed like this, so thanks for another element to use.

  14. Lovely card Julia really like that background you have created. xx hazel

  15. Lovely, it does look navy on screen but great in either colour. Glad you had a great day yesterday. my birthdaqy today so out for lunch too!

  16. Another beautiful card Julia. I have that mask but havent used it but now shall follow your instructions and have a go! Black and gold is always so chic. Michelle x

  17. Good Morning Julia, im glad you all enjoyed y/day.
    WOW I think this is one of the best cards you've ever made!! I just love it, and doesn't that mask look good.

  18. Hi Julia, so pleased you all had a lovely time yesterday, did you take any pics that you will be making more scrapbooking pages of, look forward to seeing them if you do?
    Today's card is a stunner. Looks navy on my screen but in either colour is a wowser (not sure if this is a word but you know what I mean).
    Have a lovely day everyone and happy birthday to barbiepinkfairy.
    Christine H xx

    1. thanks for the birthday wishes sooo kind. One of my friends bought me a voucher for local craft store - can't wait to spend!!

  19. Absolutely stunning, this is one of my faves xx

  20. Beautiful card Julia. The gold with the dark card is a wonderful contrast making the whole effect very striking. Great inspiration.
    Maggie J

  21. Wow Julia!!!
    I love using the perfect medium and the resist technique. Which one do you use?
    I use the versamark one but the ranger one is good too for tone on tone effects.
    I love how you used the gold powder and its stunning.
    Thanks for sharing your talent.
    Going out now here in Waterford as the sun has deigned us with its light.
    I'll see your next creation tomorrow. Can't Wait!!!

  22. Hi Julia, A great card great colours too did look navy but I love black and gold but either colour looks great.
    Glad you all had a nice day yesterday.
    Nancyd xx

  23. Stunning card I tried to use the butterfly the other day and couln`t get it out the die even useing the wax paper and going through the machine 6 times it just didn`t want to cut , I wasn`t using my G.C as still at menders was using my cuttlebug had to use something else instead .Melanie

    1. Hi Melanie.
      Just checking - did you use this sandwich - A plate, B plate, die with card, C plate? (B and C can be swapped)

  24. Love this mask emboss technique - have tried it with mica powder but gotta now try embossing powder too. Thanks for sharing your genius. Hugs, Buttons x

  25. Hi Julia, gorgeous gorgeous! Glad you had a good time...mmm love Jamie's! Carole Z X

  26. Beautiful card Julia - the first pic looks navy and gold and the second two look black and gold on my laptop - must say this card looks super in both colours. Love the way you have used the mask - another thing I must have a go at!!!! So pleased your lunch was great.

    Hugs Sue P xx


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