Monday, 13 October 2014

Runway Inspired - Cynthia Rowley

I love the elegant combination of gold, black and white but it's not one that I use often - in fact, I can't recall ever using it so that is why I was so intrigued by the Runway Inspired Challenge this week.

I really like the way the black frames the gold, and the linear floral style of the gold - that is what I wanted to CASE. This is what I came up with:

It took me a while to figure out how to do the gold and black. My first attempt was using gold embossing paste but I found that the gold colour was too bright. I finally used my Versamark through the stencil and applied gold embossing powder - I liked that colour much more. I used my black Copic marker to colour over the embossing powder and make the black highlights. I stamped the greeting in the same gold embossing powder on vellum that I wrapped around the panel with some gold floss. The panel was then mounted (with foam tape) onto a A2 black card.

In case you're wondering why I did the "belated" greeting, it's because I forgot my sister-in-law's Birthday is tomorrow and it will take about a week for the card to get to Denmark from here.

In addition to linking this card to Runway Inspired Challenge, I will also link to Addicted to CAS which is featuring stencils this week.

Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Say It In Style
Stencil: Hero Arts - Leaf & Flourish
Embossing Powder: Stampendous - gold
Twine: DMC
Other: Copic - black

Thanks for stopping by!!!!


  1. Gorgeous and elegant stenciled card for your SIL's birthday. Love the embossed gold Jill ... and the black highlights really give it movement and add drama. Beautiful card!! Thanks for joining us at ATCAS.

  2. Very beautiful and elegant! Love the black outlines, makes the card exceptional! Thanks so much for joining the fun at Runway Inspired challenge!

  3. This is an incredible WOW factor!! Love the idea of using VersaMark through the stencil and then heat embossing! Super cool! Thanks so much for playing with us at the Runway Inspired Challenge! We're so glad you did!