I thought this Elegant Gold Foil Botanical Blooms Card would be difficult to photograph, but I think it turned out better than I thought! With all the gold foil, I knew the glare from my lighting would be a problem. I think it is a surprise that this gold foil patterned paper comes in the Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper! That is why it is called “specialty” but you wouldn’t think it would be included in something called “Pop of Pink”! Somehow I came up with the idea of adding Gold Foil flowers and just making an all white and gold card. This would be perfect for a 50 Year Golden Wedding Anniversary!
The card base is Whisper White cardstock and the paper, as I already mentioned, is the Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper. This designer paper is on the Stampin’ Up! Retiring List so be sure to check it out and order it if you are interested in case it runs out at some point. It’s even on sale! To make the flowers, I used the Botanical Builders Framelits Dies, also on the list AND on sale 50% OFF!! I wouldn’t pass that up if you don’t already have these dies! In fact, I can’t believe these are being retired. There is also the coordinating stamp set, Botanical Blooms, on sale and retiring, too. The paper I used is the Gold Foil.
Now as I assembled this card and tried to place the flowers (I also cut out extras while I was at it!), it just seemed like the card needed something. I looked at some previous cards I made recently using these flowers, like this black & white card, and thought I would try adding a Gold Glimmer Paper strip to the side. I like that, and decided to just have one large gold foil flower on the card instead of more. For one more little something, I added some pearls (retired) to the flower centers. I didn’t even add a greeting, but I can if I use the card for an occasion that needs a greeting.
If you already own some retiring designer series papers, don’t hoard them! Get them out and use them! Then you will be ready for the “new stuff” in a month when all the new products comes out in the new Stampin’ Up! Catalog. You KNOW you will want the new papers and products! And if you don’t already own some of the popular papers that are retiring May 31, be sure to order what you want while it is still available.