Put an elegant style into fun cards

Hi everyone,

Today, I just want to share with you an idea of making fun cards elegant and stylish.  While we tend to associate fun filled cards with bright and cheery colors, setting it into a deep tone of black, white and gold gives a whole new different look to the card.

I am using Mama Elephant Carnival Cupcakes and Carnival Toppers clear stamp set for the fun filled theme, but using the gold embossing technique on black and white cardstock to bring out the stylish look.

Here are the two cards I have created,

Using Watermark ink pad, I stamped the cupcake and sentiment and embossed using Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder.

I trimmed out the stamped image, edge the top and bottom with more watermark ink and again, embossed it in gold.

I scored the top and bottom of the image cardstock to add a little more subtle design to it.

Finally, I adhered the image cardstock to the card base using foam tape.

I did the embossing of the two images about three days ago just to try out the effects of gold on black and white cardstock and have left it around until I came across CASology challenge this week, which I thought it was appropriate to submit as this fun theme card is made in style - GOLD!

So, I did the whole finishing touches for both the cards and put them together and make two elegant fun cards.

I am submitting the white version of the card for the challenge.

Supplies and Tools

  • Mama Elephant Carnival Cupcakes
  • Mama Elephant Carnival Toppers
  • Watermark Ink Pad
  • Hero Arts Embossing Powder
  • Score board to do scoring at top and bottom
  • Foam tape

Submitted to the following challenge(s)


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