Hi friends! Emily here with you today with a pair of projects that are rose gold… well, everything. I recently joined the iPhone world and was super excited to get a rose gold one. (It’s pink AND shimmery, who could ask for more!?!) It was the inspiration behind my projects. I’ve (unintentionally) neglected the incredible Rose Gold Bangle ink that was released in December, and I thought I’d make up for it here. I have been hesitant to use it up to this point because, well, I like things to coordinate, and I didn’t have any other embellishments that were in the Rose Gold family. Well, The Ton now carries Rose Gold sequins in various shades and Rose Gold foil tape, so now I have accessories to beautifully complement the Rose Gold Bangle ink. 🙂
My first card is somewhat simple. I used the Stripe Addict background stamp at an angle on my plain white card base using the stunning Rose Gold Bangle ink. I only wanted the edge to show on my card, so I was fine that the rest of it looked a little wonky from being at an angle. I added a strip of the Rose Gold tape along the edge of where my main panel would be to add an extra “layer.” Next, I die cut from white shimmer paper one of the vases from the Fresh Cut Peonies coordinating dies, as well as some blooms and stems from regular white card stock. I stamped the Fresh Cut Peonies blooms using the Ruby Couture Color Collection, the stems with the Rose Gold Bangle ink. I was going for a monochromatic look, so I blended some of the Soft Garnet ink behind where I intended to place my bouquet. The vase was inspired by those beautiful gold-dipped vases you see DIY tutorials for all over Pinterest, but instead of using actual paint, I “dipped” my vase using the Rose Gold shade from the thin foil tape sampler. I popped up my vase using dimensional adhesive, then arranged my flowers in their approximate location. Before adhering them to the card, I used the Mini Wild Florals stamps and Rose Gold Bangle ink to add some foliage to my bouquet. I nestled a sentiment, from Fresh Cut Peonies and stamped in that delightful Red Sangria ink, in amongst the flowers. A few sequins (Dusty Pink Matte, Metallic Mauve, and Pastel Pink) finished this card off.
My second project for today is pretty much a continuation of the first project and super simple to complete. I had a few peonies left over from the first project, and I wanted to use my new Double Stitched Square dies to create a shaker. I am so glad I resisted buying these from another company; these dies come PRE-SNIPPED so you don’t run the risk of severing an artery trying to get them apart. Yay!! Not to mention… they’re freaking huge, and there are SIX sizes in each die set, so you’re sure to have just the size you need. Yay again! Now, back to the card. I stamped a square panel using the Geometric Lattice background stamp and the Rose Gold Bangle ink, then die cut a square from from the panel using two of the nesting dies. (SO easy. Just use a Post It to hold the dies in place while you run them through your die cut machine. Love it!) I added my clear acetate to the back, then set that panel aside. My 5 1/2×5 1/2 card base was heat embossed with a sentiment from Thanks A Bunch in white. I then used Rose Quartz to blend a halo over and around the sentiment. After I had done that, all I had to do was add my beads and sequins and adhere everything! I added a variety of the same rose gold and pink gilding, also including Light Rose Gold seed beads, Pink Pearl Flora sequins, and Metallic Taupe Mini Flora sequins. Shakers “shake” so much better with some seed beads, I think! 🙂
I hope you’ve enjoyed my foray into rose gold mania! So many wonderful and fun new products in the shop to play with. Have a great week, friends!