Thursday, March 12, 2015

Renew and Gold

 Thinking about trends always gets me in a conflicted mood. On on hand, I do want to try out the great new thing everyone else is playing with. But on the other hand, I also want to stand out from the crowd and do something completely different. So what usually ends up happening is that I'll buy some tool/supply/etc to try out the new trend, and then wait forever to use it. By that point, the trend has moved on and it feels like I'm too late to the party. I end up not trying out the trend or not sharing my attempts.

So, after an agonizingly long inner monologue, I've decided to just be sensible about it. If the trend meshes with my style or if I already have tools to do it, I'll plunge right in. Otherwise, I'll do my own thing and wait for the trends to change.

Why do I mention this? Because the card I'm sharing today has a very trendy element -- gold foil. It seems to be all the rage lately, and I've seen a ton of lovely cards and videos featuring a variety of foiling techniques. But if I'm perfectly honest with myself, it's not something I can see myself using a ton - and I can back this up with the fact that I rarely use my embossing, which gives a pretty similar effect.

I happened to get this gold foil from a paper pad by My Mind's Eye (Fancy That). I had bought the pad because of the peachy and pink colors that I'm still in-love with, so the gold foil was just a bonus. And it made for a great trendy and rich background.

Of course, a rich background calls for a special stamp. I used Some Odd Girl's Renew stamp - which has the lovely princess that's just plain fun to color. A plum card base and a couple of enamel dots is all it took to finish the card off.

What do you think about trends? Got a favorite one I really need to try?


Some Odd Girl - Renew stamp
My Mind's Eye - Fancy That 6x6
Doodlebug Enamel Dots in Lilac
My Favorite Things Cardstock in Pure Plum
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares


  1. This is so beautifully colored, love those rosy cheeks! Thanks for linking up with us at Anya, Oddies, and Others!

    1. Thank you, Melissa! I do love coloring. :)

  2. Love the coloring and overall composition. Thanks for entering Anya, Oddies, and Others.

    Anya, Oddies, and Others
    {Design Team Showcase}
    {Craftisan Studios}

    1. Thanks so much, Kim! It's a super simple card, but the gold foil adds extra interest. :)

  3. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Anya, Oddies and Others,
    Naz xx

    1. Thank you, Naz! I'm glad you like it. :)