Several years ago, when I was dabbling in card making and before I got obsessed - sorry, I mean serious - about it, I ordered some gold inkjet card which I thought might be useful. I never really used it because it was boring - somewhat dull rather than shiny, and not a very nice colour of gold either, so along with various other things, it lay around gathering dust. Now I am getting hold of some decent stuff, I've been thinking about getting rid of things that haven't been used for years, but as I am learning more, I realise that there is endless potential in even horrible stuff, with a bit of imagination, and "altering" skills!
So today I thought I'd have a go at improving this awful card so that it can become useful and not useless.
Here it is straight out of the pack (the colour didn't come out quite right on this photo):
I cut the sheet into 4 and started embossing with my Cuttlebug.
Already a vast improvement! Then I got busy and came up with this on the other two pieces:
Before colouring, I inked the raised embossing on the paisley one with a black ink pad, and then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. I then filled in the paisleys with my Marvy Le Plume Pens. On the other one, I coloured in the background, to enhance the embossing.
I probably won't consign the Boring Gold Card to the bin after all. What do you think?