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*Just to let you know in advance, there is a lot of gold in this post!*

Popping by to share the card I made for this week’s Runway Inspired Challenge, sponsored by Unity Stamps. Play along for the chance to win a fantastic prize – the inspiration photo is absolutely gorgeous…

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I must admit, I wanted to challenge myself for this one so only looked at the pic a couple of times, and then tried to remember as much as I could to get my creative juices flowing ;-). Here’s what I came up with:

©Candles in the Garden.  RIC 53. Black heat embossed background smushed with Delicata Golden Glitz.

You might be thinking, where’s the gold come from? Well, when I first glanced at the photo, I thought there were flecks of gold in the dress and I suppose I just couldn’t shake the idea of using it on my card! I created the background panel by stamping the Impression Obsession Small Paisley image in Versamark and heat embossing in Black. Once cooled down, I used a finger dauber to smush some Delicata Golden Glitz onto the non-embossed areas (the result is really striking IRL)! Here’s a close up:

©Candles in the Garden.  RIC 53. Black heat embossed background smushed with Delicata Golden Glitz.

I mounted the golden panel to my card base and set aside. To create the focal sentiment area, first I swiped some Seedless Preserves Distress Ink across a piece of white cardstock and then misted with some water and Perfect Gold Perfect Pearls. I repeated the process on another piece, but this time used Picked Raspberry as well as Seedless Preserves, creating a kind of ombre look. Eventually, both pieces would be layered on top of one another.

©Candles in the Garden.  RIC 53. Black heat embossed background smushed with Delicata Golden Glitz.

The sentiment comes from Papertrey Ink’s Stylish Sentiments: Birthday Set and I heat embossed this in Gold (I did say there was lots of gold in this post!). I trimmed the sentiment piece out and layered it onto the other Distress Inked panel.

©Candles in the Garden.  RIC 53. Black heat embossed background smushed with Delicata Golden Glitz.

Before I foam mounted the sentiment panel to the card, I coloured up some white string with the Delicata Golden Glitz, tangled it up and added it to the card. There’s also a sprinkling of some shiny, teal sequins…

©Candles in the Garden.  RIC 53. Black heat embossed background smushed with Delicata Golden Glitz.

Thanks for looking – stop by the Runway Inspired Challenge blog for more inspiration from the rest of the DT members!

Virginia | Jennifer | Taheerah | Joni | Kristen | Pamela | Aga | Tasnim

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