You are the Gold

From the moment I saw the Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, I knew I wanted to emboss a sheet of Gold Foil.  Gold Foil really takes on an amazing transformation when compressed with an embossing folder.  It may have taken me a couple of months, but the idea has been lingering in the back of my head all this time.  I wasn’t sure if my little experiment would resemble a pile of gold bars or if it would constitute an artistic rendition of the road that takes you to Oz, but I was excited for the result.  Here’s the card I made with this gold brick pattern:

Over the Rainbow, Brick Wall Embossing Folder, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Over the Rainbow.  One of the new (and very popular) stamp sets from the 2015 Annual Catalog is Over the Rainbow, a photopolymer stamp set that allows you to build all kinds of colorful images with rainbows, hearts and sunshines.  The sentiments are really great in this set – good luck, the sky’s the limit and you are my sunshine.  Perfect for uplifting and supportive cards.  Here’s a look at this set:

    Over the Rainbow stamp set, Stampin' Up!

    Over the Rainbow stamp set, Stampin’ Up!

  • Coloring on DSP.  I’ve been using my Stampin’ Write Markers a lot lately.  I went through a period where I barely used them at all, but I’ve embraced them full-force now and enjoy having them back in my life.  I used a long, narrow strip of Basic Black and Whisper White paper from the Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack – and only colored in the spaces that wouldn’t be covered by the brick wall (I want to make sure my inks last as long as possible).  I used Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Cucumber Crush, Marina Mist and Rich Razzleberry.Add Color to Black and Wite Designer Series Paper with Stampin' Write Markers
  • Coordinating Envelope Liner.  To create an envelope that “goes” but doesn’t “match,” I cropped an envelope liner with the Gold piece of the Designer Series Paper Stack in the same pattern (the Neutrals stack contains gold and silver).  It coordinates with both the pattern and the color of the gold bricks.  Yippee!Over the Rainbow, Brick Wall Embossing Folder, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Stamp Sets:  Over the Rainbow  Papers:  Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack (Basic Black and Gold), Whisper White, Thick Whisper White, Basic Black  Inks:  Tuxedo Black Memento, Stampin’ Write Markers (Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Cucumber Crush, Marina Mist, Rich Razzleberry) Accessories:  Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, 2-1/2″ Circle punch, Circles Collection Framelits, Envelope Liner Framelits, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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  1. How fun Brian! This card is talking about you – you really are GOLD. Love the colours you chose too. I’m so happy that the Real Red was highlighted in this card.

  2. Oh man, I love your card! You come up with some of the most creative projects! TFS

  3. You are a genius. That is all.

  4. Well, what can I say? You are the Golden Boy. Great card, love using that embossing folder with the gold, so clever to use the markers for a rainbow like effect on the DSP and just the right sentiment! Everything is perfect. I know you won’t let all this praise go to your head.

  5. This is brilliant. I never would have thought to emboss the bricks on gold foil, but they are perfect together! I love this card!

  6. Brian, do u not sleep my friend !!!! You ARE a Designer of all things !!!
    Love it , love how you color your DSP, I could tell you didn’t want to stop !!
    Hugs Frenchie ,

  7. What a great technique, a very elegant card. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  8. Oh WOW!! this card looks as if you were giving us a peek at Fort Knox!!! Fabulous, love how this bricks look like gold ingots and the way you colored the DSP is genius.
    Love it, thank you for sharing.

  9. This is an awesome card.

  10. Wow ! This took some thought ! I bet this was one of those “wake you up in the middle of the night” cards ! Those bricks look like they belong in a safety deposit box !! Love this stamp set !
    Great card !!

  11. LOVE your gold bars idea!!!! Such a wnderful card, Brian!

  12. What a great idea, LOVE THIS!

  13. Very snazzy, Brian! You are definitely right about embossing gold foil. No matter what folder you use, embossing gold foil always produces a magical result!

  14. What a standout card! Embossing the gold with the brick folder was a great idea! Love your card!

  15. Good Morning Brian:

    When I first looked at this card I thought you had taken very thin strips of card stock and glued them to a piece of black. I like to kind of study the card before reading your description so when I read that you had colored in the stripes with markers I had to do a double take. What a great job you did. I was all set to ask you how you got those strips so perfectly spaced! LOL Great card as always Brian. Thanks so much for sharing. Hugs,

  16. Just stunning! I LOVE color!

  17. Oh Brian, how do you continue to top yourself so often?……this card is amazing……the use of the foil papers is fabulous and the gold bricks are nothing but stunning! Great creation!

  18. love love the gold brick wall!!! I think I will choose the Oz option! the colors are lovely!!

  19. What a wonderful card! Gold bricks, who woulda thought?

  20. Beautiful card, Brian. Love the gold brick and your coloring is great as always.

  21. Genius, creative brain! I would love to hop in your brain just for a day to steal your creative ideas!

  22. I absolutely love it! What an ingenious idea, then to put it together with that stamp. Pure genius!

  23. Can’t wait to get my (back ordered) brick EF! I always want to buy something after your posts and I think the envelope liner framelits are going to be purchased next.

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  25. Love it!!! Such a great idea Brian

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