Be Bold Color Block Collection – Adding Touches of Gold with Annie Williams
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Be Bold Color Block Collection – Adding Touches of Gold with Annie Williams

Hi there, this is Annie Williams and I’m thrilled to be back on the blog today to share a couple of projects using the new Be Bold Color Block Collection from Spellbinders.  The eye-catching sentiment designs in this collection inspired me to create three fun cards with touches of gold perfect for sending special greetings.

Be Bold Color Block Collection – Adding Touches of Gold with Annie Williams

Happy Birthday Card

I love having a variety of birthday cards on hand for when I’m short on time at different times during the year.  The Be Bold Colorblock Happy Birthday Die Set is perfect for creating fast cards, but also really easy to personalize for the recipient.  Here I’ve used lots of pink and gold with a fun party icon for a super feminine slimline birthday card.

Be Bold Color Block Collection – Adding Touches of Gold with Annie Williams

Be Bold Color Block Collection – Adding Touches of Gold with Annie Williams

  • Apply Matte Gold Hot Foil to white cardstock using one of the sentiments from the More Sentiments Glimmer Plate Set and cut it into a small strip using the coordinating die.
  • Die-cut Dahlia and white cardstock using the Coupe Glass dies from the Shopping Cart Party On Die Set and assemble with liquid glue.

Be Bold Color Block Collection – Adding Touches of Gold with Annie Williams

  • Adhere the embossed background to a top-folding slimline-sized white card base with a tape runner.
  • Add the “birthday” letters to the card front with foam adhesive, alternating between Dahlia and Pink Sand letters.
  • Pop the drink, “happy” letters, and foiled sentiment strip up in the middle of the card with more foam adhesive.

Spellbinders Supplies:

Other Supplies

Heavyweight white cardstock, tape runner, foam adhesive

Thank You Card

Be Bold Color Block Collection – Adding Touches of Gold with Annie Williams

Next, I wanted to see if I could make these giant sentiments even bolder.  With some vivid ink blending and little gold shadow, this thank you really pops off the page!

  • Trim a piece of white cardstock to a little larger than 3.25” x 6.25”.
  • Blend Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, Carved Pumpkin, and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide Inks over the panel to create a sunset-inspired background.
  • Die-cut the ink-blended panel with the Thank die from the Be Bold Color Block Thank You Die Set.

Be Bold Color Block Collection – Adding Touches of Gold with Annie Williams

  • Die-cut Mirror Gold Cardstock with the Thank and You dies from the Be Bold Color Block Thank You Die Set.
  • Adhere the ink blended “thank” letters on top of the gold letters with liquid glue, allowing the gold layer to peak out to the right side.
  • Trim a piece of Onyx Cardstock to 3.25” x 6.375” and adhere it on top of a similarly-sized top-folding white card base. (You will need a little extra width in the card front to accommodate the shadowed letters.)

Be Bold Color Block Collection – Adding Touches of Gold with Annie Williams

  • Adhere the large letters onto the card front with liquid glue.
  • Pop the “you” letters up on the lower right corners with foam adhesive.
  • Embellish with Gold Mix Gems.

Spellbinders Supplies:

Other supplies

White heavyweight cardstock, Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, Carved Pumpkin, and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide Inks, blending tool, foam adhesive

Graduation Congratulations Card

Be Bold Color Block Collection – Adding Touches of Gold with Annie Williams

With graduation season approaching, I know I’m going to need tons of congratulations cards.  I love making personalized cards with the recipient’s school colors, and thought a swipe of gold would be a fun touch on this bright congrats card.

  • Die-cut Cosmic Sky and Teal Topaz Cardstock using the Congrats die from the Be Bold Color Block Congrats Die Set.
  • Quickly swipe gold gilding wax on the lower half of each letter using a foam blending tool for a painterly look. (If you don’t have gilding wax, you can use a brush and gold metallic paint for this step or even swipe Versamark Ink on the die-cuts before adding gold embossing powder for a similar look.)

Be Bold Color Block Collection – Adding Touches of Gold with Annie Williams

Be Bold Color Block Collection – Adding Touches of Gold with Annie Williams

  • Adhere the embossed background to a top-folding mini slimline-sized white card base with a tape runner.
  • Add the “congrats” letters to the card front with foam adhesive.
  • Pop the “yay” letters and foiled sentiment up in the lower right corner with more foam adhesive.

Spellbinders Supplies:

Other supplies

White heavyweight cardstock, gold gilding wax, foam blending tool, tape runner, foam adhesive

I hope you enjoyed this trio of bold slimline cards and thanks so much for stopping by today.  You can find more inspiration over at my blog AnnieBWills.com.

One Comment

  • MaryH

    What a fantastic idea using the school colors for the congratulations cards!!! The look great and will become a great keepsake.

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