Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Gingersnap Creations Color Challenge - Red and Gold

This week at Gingersnap Creations it's a new color challenge using the colors of red and gold, and here is the card I made for the challenge. This month we've had many projects and tutorials using folding, so I found in my stash an old brass template for adding a decorative fold to your cards. By cutting sideways V's in your paper using the template, and folding them back, they can be interlocked to create a cool looking decorative border. I painted the back of my red and gold paper with gold paint so more gold accents would be added to the overall card when the folds were created. My main image is stamped onto mulberry paper - I always love the beautifully frayed edges you get when tearing this type of paper. What can you make with the colors red and gold? You can add your project to the Gingersnap post HERE until May 22. Hope you'll join in!

Stamps are all from Donna Downey for Unity Stamps and the folding template is the small wide arrow Cut and Fold Template by American Traditional Designs.

10 comments:

Gerri Herbst said...

Beautiful piece this week. Your work has so many interesting layers and embellishments. Very lovely. take care, gerri

JeanFB said...

Wow, Penny! This is gorgeous - your attention to detail always blows me away!

Jeanie Callaghan said...

Beautiful creation, Penny!

Janine said...

I find that wickerpiece absolutely fabulous, beautiful effect Penny, very nice card, dear greetings from Janine

stampdiva said...

HI Penny
I doubt this could be anymore beautiful. Gorgeous colours and the weaving, such patience but well worth it.
Lovely.
Wishes
Lynne

trisha too said...

Penny, this is such a pretty card!

:)

Netty said...

Gorgeous card Penny. Annette x

Debbie K. said...

Lovely card, Penny. The paper folding is just the right touch!

Cath Wilson said...

Gorgeous, Penny. Really love this - haven't done any of that for years! Love those flower stamps, too - one of my favourite stamps :-)

Shar said...

So pretty! Your flower is gorgeous and I love those folded diamonds. Such a great look!