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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Go For The Gold

Hi Everyone! I hope you are having a good day. I want to share a card I made using a product that I have not used in a long time, thanks to inspiration on Sandy Allnock's blog! She is sharing free classes for a week and showing some wonderful techniques and products! For this card I got my inspiration from class day 2.

I love Fall and all its beautiful colors. I really had fun making this card and being creative with the leaves. I cut the leaves out of thin cardboard using dies and brushed crackle paint over them. After the paint dried and crackled, I painted them with a gold pigment powder by adding water to the powder. I have had this product for years and I love how it shines. I also painted the gold around the edges of the second layer of card stock to match the leaves.

I made the background for the card by patting Distress inks on my craft pad spritzing them with water and swiping the card stock through them. I added interest by stamping a script background, wire and dots to it.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful and blessed day!

Challenge entered:

Sandy Allnock:  Go For The Gold  ( crackle paint - day 2 )


  1. Very lovely mixed media style. Your cards are always good and changing up in technique. Well done and I'm going to look back at this one.

  2. Very pretty April. Gorgeous background for your golden leaves!

  3. Wow, this is so pretty! At first the background caught my attention but then I saw the neat leaves!

  4. Very pretty! Your leaves are awesome!!

  5. ooooooh! April, this is gorgeous! Such beautiful texture in your leaves, and a wonderfully compiled card with beautifully colored background! hugs, de

  6. Fabulous crackle! Love when you get new inspiration for products you already have :)

  7. Wonderful card, love your colorful background with the golden leaves

  8. Wonderful crackle makes a beautiful card with all those yummy colors! TFS!


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