January 4, 2014

Golden Key!

Hello everybody,
Sharing with you a card I made for the latest ColourQ challenge.
I got excited seeing the colours especially the GOLD! Gold is so trendy at the moment. I have pinned about hundreds of picture on my Pinterest Board called GOLDย (obviously, Hehehe!). So I had to play this challenge. I made not one but two cards for the challenge.
Here is my first card today.
Golden Key Card
I have diecut the Lock and Key dies from My Favorite Things for my arrangment. ย I wanted one golden key. I had a brushed golden cardstock from stampin’ Up! but it was dull. So I swiped the gold colourbox ink on white cardstock, heat dried it and die cut the golden key. Still, it was not the finish I wanted. I wanted something sparkly. I was expecting by gold glitter glue to arrive but there was no chance as it was already Friday afternoon. No postal services for the weekend. Just then my daughter walked in with couple of nail polish asked for help to put them on. In her hand was a chunky gold glitter top coat nail polish ๐Ÿ™‚ Light bulb moment! I tried it on a spare piece of diecut and it looked awesome. Just what I wanted. I felt like a child given a candy lol! So I brushed my golden key with the top coat of the chunky gold glitter nail polish. Not once but three times.
ย Here is the closeup of the key.
Golden Key Card Closeup!
How gorgeous and glittery is that key? Perfect for the sentiment from a stamp set from PTI. I mounted this panel on to a brushed golden panel which is mounted on the card front stamped with text background from MFT using Soft Granite Ink.
Love it when common household items come in handy when needed ๐Ÿ™‚ Don’t you think so? Hope you like my card because I am proud of it.
Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your weekend.


  1. Great outcome, Gayatri! You have me looking at my daughters' glitter nail polish in a brand new way. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Gorgeous!!! What a great idea, I'm going to check out my nail polish collection!

  3. great innovation Gayatri. It turned out perfectly. What a lovely card.

  4. This is absolutely beautiful! Such a striking card! I love the chunky glittered key! Superb idea.. I might some day CASE your card..really love it.. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. So clever and so pretty and sparkly! Love this!

  6. This is such a stunning card Gayatri! The golden key is really striking. Loving the text background too!

  7. loved the chunky glittered key! brilliant idea…card is looking stunning.

  8. Loved this from the moment of your peek and love the entire card too!! Such an inspired moment to use that nail polish Gayatri!!

  9. What a great, and gorgeous idea for the key! LOVE!

  10. This is amazing, Gayatri! LOVE it!

  11. Fabulous, Gayatri ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Oh I see a winner here! Perfect placement of those keys and very clever to use nail polish!

  13. It's GORGEOUS!! Don't you just love it when all the crafty stars align just the way you need them to?!!
    TFS Great card and story!!

  14. Your card is fabulous !

  15. The golden key is so fantastic Gayatri! Thank you for joining us at the colourQ! Happy New Year!

  16. LOVE that glittery key, how fortunate your daughter had just the right thing! I also love the card base with the alphabet….is that a stamp or paper? You always have such fun designs! Thanks for sharing this with us at the ColourQ!

  17. Love the theme you used for this card, Gayatri! Happy 2014, I am so glad you joined us at the colourQ, thanks for playing!

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