Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge – Silver Contra Gold

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Thank you for joining us on the first Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge!  We’re a small group of Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators who fancied a new challenge to share with you all. The products used are all available in the current Annual, or seasonal, Stampin’ Up!®  Catalogues*. Simply use the buttons at the bottom of the post to keep hopping!

If you have arrived here from Mandy’s blog thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoy seeing the inspiration from our little group and continue hopping to see what everyone has made.

So here’s our very first sketch created by talented Sam Johnson:


The moment I saw the sketch I loved it to bits. But then I though: OMG I’m gonna over-think it and over-complicate it!  Yep, I’m know for that haha Luckily it wasn’t that bad (I hope) 😉

I created two samples one in silver and the other one in gold, and meant to post one I like the most. But I truly couldn’t decide, so decided to both.


Card nr 1. Card base is Whisper White with Smoky Slate dots sponged over using one of Happy Patterns Decorative Masks. I cut two strips of paper: Basic Grey (1-1/8 x 3-1/2″) and Blushing Bride (5/8 x 3-2/8″) for a little splash of colour. I turned Basic Grey strip into simple tag with piece of Silver Cording Trim. For Blushing Bride piece: I run it through my Big Shot with “stars on stripe die” (however it’s called 😉 ) from Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Die. Don’t throw these little stars away, you will use them later.

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Sentiment comes from Whole Lots Of Lovely, gorgeous, hostess exclusive stamp set. I stamped it in Versamark on piece of Smoky Slate, heat embossed in silver, die cut it using circle die and added silver sequin for a bling. Then I took three little stars, covered them in Crystal Effects and let them dry. Once dry, I attached one tiny rhinestone to each of the stars.

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Card nr 2. I really wanted to go into gold and use embossing paste (I’ve bought it while ago at Lidl). I embossed diagonal stripes on 2/3 of my card front (Crumb Cake), and used embossing paste (same mask as with first card) on 1/3 of card. I sprinkled some gold glitter while embossing paste was still wet.

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I cut two strips of patterned paper from Neutrals DSP Stack: 1″ x 3-2/8″ and 1-1/8″ x 3-6/8″. For third narrow stripe I could simply used Glimmer Paper, but I wanted to finally try my Heat and Stick Powder. I cut a stripe of Crumb Cake that measure 5/8″ x 3-1/2″, die cut little hearts from it, covered my piece in Versamark and sprinkled Heat & Stick Powder over my piece (making sure it’s well covered). Then I heat it with my heat gun.


When the powder melted I covered whole piece in gold glitter and heat it again. The powder melts with glitter creating your own glimmer paper 🙂 I used same sentiment for both cards, just this time I heat emboss it in gold.

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So? Which card is your favourite? Silver or gold? Let me know in the comments below. If you wish to purchase any of the items I have used simply click the images below to go direct to my online shop and don’t forget to enter the hostess code for the month of October (you can always find it on the top right corner of this blog) to get a free thank you gift from me!

Now, be sure to hop along and see more inspiring projects. Your next stop is lovely Debbie at Larli Crafts. Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day!

Anna xx

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20 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Justyna Cieslinska (Perfect Crafts)
    Oct 24, 2015 @ 12:29:28

    Love both your cards Anna. Gold is my favourite xx



  2. craftydreamer13
    Oct 24, 2015 @ 14:03:25

    This is stunning! Sam xx



  3. Christine
    Oct 24, 2015 @ 15:42:38

    Love both your cards Anna, really can’t choose between them but will go with Gold. xx



  4. Sam Charlton
    Oct 24, 2015 @ 17:32:00

    Love the cards….the silver one is my favourite xx



  5. Amy Fraser
    Oct 24, 2015 @ 17:45:58

    Love how different the two colours options are! I think I would have to pick silver as my favourite- love the combo of silver and pink! x



  6. Charley Zak
    Oct 24, 2015 @ 17:53:14

    I love the two different colours! I think silver is my favourite but gold is still stunning! x



  7. Lea Denton
    Oct 24, 2015 @ 19:28:00

    Beautiful cards as always Ania xx



  8. Angelina
    Oct 24, 2015 @ 22:04:25

    Cute cards Anna, think I like the silver one the best. Gotta love that whole lot of lovely stamp set.



  9. StampinbyHannah
    Oct 26, 2015 @ 11:16:05

    Love the dots on these Anna



  10. whiteflagdesigns
    Oct 26, 2015 @ 11:55:53

    I don’t think I would have been able to decide which card to use either! I love them both xx



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