Merry Medley in Gold

Before I get to my card today, I wanted to take a moment to share some big news. I’m thrilled to be joining several extremely talented ladies as a Guest Designer for the upcoming release of the new Foundations Box coming from Catherine Pooler . There will be a two-day blog hop on Monday and Tuesday leading up to the official launch on Wednesday, Nov. 16 in Catherine’s online store.

Mel's Card Corner | Guest Designer

Now, on to my latest design. The card I’m sharing today actually went together quite quickly. I used a large background stamp from Stampin’ Up!® It was definitely the focal point of this card, so there wasn’t a lot of embellishment required. I love quick & easy cards!

Please pardon the glare in my photos today. Photographing a card with this much shine wasn’t easy! LOL

Mel's Card Corner | Merry Medley

For the focal panel, I started with a piece of Very Vanilla card. I stamped the Merry Medley background image using VersaMark ink then heat embossed it in gold. Once it had cooled, I trimmed my panel down to 3-3/4 x 5″ and matted it using a piece of gold foil paper cut to 4 x 5-1/4″. Since the fold is a bit of a slippery surface, I used Fast Fuse to adhere my focal panel since it’s such a strong adhesive.

The panel was feeling a little plain, I decided to add the baker’s twine. I wrapped some of the gold baker’s twine from the holiday catalog around the card three times then finished it off with a bow and trimmed the excess.

Mel's Card Corner | Merry Medley

To finish the card, I created an A2 top-folding card base from a some Very Vanilla cardstock. I adhered the focal panel to my card base with some Dimensionals to give the panel a bit of “pop” off the card.

I’m entering this card in the following challenge:

Until next time …

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