Thursday 5 November 2020

Silver and gold

 Morning all.  Are you ready for a new challenge over at Cardz4galz.  I get to chose the subject this time and I would like to see Gold and/or Silver on you project please. It doesn't have to be Christmassy but this does seem to be an ideal opportunity to get started.

I had a lovely idea for layering an intricate cut file - cut on my cricut- with some glittery gold card I'd got lying around.  Now, my cricut and I have a love/hate relationship.  I have come to realise that, if I am going to use it, it will not go right first time around.  I popped some silver mirri card on the mat and selected the card setting.  I figured it wouldn't cut on that setting but it would give me an idea as to where I stood without ripping the card.  I watched it cutting my snowflake design and realised that I liked the etched effect.  OK, let's have a rethink.

I still used the gold glitter card.  I just layered it and used it for the die cut lettering. I used a piece of velum behind the words as it got lost on it's own.

I think I may etch some more mirri card with this design.  I think it works as well as actually cutting it.  What's the betting that I end up cutting it by accident (or just because my cricut is bloody minded and doesn't actually do what I want it to do).

Anyway, it's your turn now.  Let's see all that silver and gold.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x


  1. A beautifully designed card love your colour combination and especially those wonderful snowflakes

  2. Beautiful card, love the layers and how they work together. Hugs Anesha

  3. A super Christmas card Dawn, the etched snowflakes are pretty and your large glittered sentiment is fabulous.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  4. Beautiful card Dawn, I love all of shimmer and the silver snowflakes are gorgeous!
    Hugs, Tammy

  5. Beautiful! I love the layers and sparkly details.

    Cheryl (SheStamps)
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  6. Hi Dawn! I love the graphic layout and symmetry of this design! I agree with you - my Cricut is also bloody minded! Sometimes I think it's possessed by an angry crafting demon!
    Hugs - Rachelle : )