Thursday, January 5, 2023

You're Doing A Great Job! ~Celebrating Marcia

Good morning friends!  Color Hues just started a new challenge and I couldn't let these colors pass me by without playing along for two reasons.

Reason #1:  My dear friend Marcia, from Marcia's Stamping Pad recently became one of their design team members and I wanted to celebrate with her.

Reason #2:  The color palette is gorgeous!

I started by hot foiling the Charming Floral Border Hot Foil Plate, using Gold Foil onto smooth white cardstock.  Using the coordinating stencils, I sponged on Spun Sugar DOX Ink.  I took a little liberty here and added Squeezed Lemonade to the flower centers, thinking they were going to come out soft and barely noticeable.  Well, they're noticeable!    If this isn't in keeping with the rule at Color Hues, I understand if you have to remove my entry.

I cut graduating circles out of pink, gold mirror and white cardstock and found this pre-foiled sentiment from PinkFresh Studio Foiled Sentiments in my die cut box.  I thought this sentiment was perfect to celebrate Marcia's joining the design team.

I layered all the elements onto an A2 size vellum card base.

To make the flowers stand out a little more, I added a white cardstock panel to the back panel inside the card, so when the card is closed, you can see it as a soft background.

I hope you'll join in on the fun over at Color Hues and celebrate all their new designers, as they have three new members!

Here's a list of products I used today that can be found over at!

Pinkfresh Studio Charming Floral Border Hot Foil Plate
Pinkfresh Studio Charming Floral Border Layering Stencils
Pinkfresh Studio Charming Floral Border Die
Spun Sugar Distress Oxide Ink
Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide Ink
Pinkfresh Studio Foiled Sentiments
Gold Mirror Cardstock
Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System
Spellbinders Gold Foil

Thanks for stopping by!


Nancy Penir said...

Oh good gracious, absolutely stunning! Adore the vellum card base, so glad for the inspiration. Haven't done this in awhile. How's baby Callum? We still have him on our prayer list, and probably always will! Hugs!

Nancy said...

Birgit, I think it's so terrific that you played along with us at Color Hues to celebrate sweet Marcia! What a wonderful friend you are! As for this show stopper of a's gorgeous! The vellum really turned this into one classy card! So happy you joined us at Color Hues and Happy New Year to you!

Marcia Hill said...

Oh my gosh Birgit...this card is STUNNING!! Between the gorgeous foiling and the vellum card base, this card is just absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! I have this stamp, die, stencil & foiling plate too, but never thought to use 2 on one card and I just love how it looks together! The beautiful foiled sentiment is so perfect too with the pink and gold circles behind it! Thank you so much for supporting me in this new ghig with Color Hues...I just loved seeing your card in the gallery!! Hugs. :0)

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful way to celebrate our sweet friend, Marcia! This is fabulous, Birgit!

Hannelie said...

This is oh so gorgeous! Love the elegance and balanced use of the challenge colors! Thanks for joining us at Color Hues :)

Donna Phelan said...

Congrats to Marcia, she is wildly talented! Love this beauty! The soft pink paired with the gold looks so beautiful! I just played with PFS Daisy Wreath yesterday (hot foil, die and stencils) they have some gorgeous products for sure! Yours is such a lovely design, it looks fab on the gray background!

I Card Everyone said...

I happen to adore vellum, Birgit and what a beautiful card base it makes for this pretty bouquet of pink and gold! Knowing Marcia, she was undoubtedly blown away by your kindness and friendship, too!

Cards with Caitlin said...

What a beautiful card!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my that is lovely, your friend will be so touched you are celebrating her this way, love the soft colors to go with the vellum base!

Julie B said...

What a lovely though and such a great card too. The gold outline is so pretty with the vellum and the pink. Thanks for sharing at Color Hues too. :)

The Happy Whisk said...

I love the KEEP GOING! That's what we're doing right now in efforts to get a new home.

Tracey McNeely said...

Happy New Year Birgit! What a stunning card to celebrate Marcia and I'm so happy to have her on the team too! The vellum base is a gorgeous landing point for the beautiful flowers. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at the Color Hues!