Friday, January 5, 2018


I was doodling around on Splitcoast the other day and I saw this amazing embossing folder I just had to have. It's so unusual and I'd never seen anything like it before. It was perfect for the MIX-Ability mixed media challenge today too, which I'm hosting. The challenge is a New Year's challenge today - because New Year's always makes me think of sparkly gold and silver. So I am challenging everyone to use 2 or more mediums in silver or gold on their card. I stuck with all gold, with a shiny gold foil card base, and then I embossed some classy New Year's black cardstock, and then rubbed the candle image with InkaGold. Then I gold embossed the sentiment from High Tide to finish it off. The card I saw this embossing folder used on was a Christmas card, but it's perfect for any "light" or "shine" sentiments.
Gold candles by Understand Blue

High Tide Photopolymer Stamp Set...
[ SUP ]
Darice Candles Embossing Folder (Ebay)
[ EB. ]
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock by...
[ SUP ]
Viva Decor GOLD Inka Gold Beeswax...
[ SSS | JGG ]
Gold Foil Cardstock (10 sheets/set)
[ ALTN | SBC ]
Versamark Pad (102283)
[ SUP ]
Gold Embossing Powder
[ HA | SSS ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ MSW | SSS | ELH ]
Rotatrim Professional Series Cutter -...
[ BLIC ]
Multipurpose Liquid Glue by Stampin' Up!
[ SUP ]
Absorber - Synthetic Cleaning Cloth
Mudder 10 Pack White Buffer Sanding...
Bone Folder by Stampin' Up!
[ SUP ]
Heat Tool (Us And Canada) by Stampin'...
[ SUP ]
Sizzix BIG SHOT EXPRESS Gray and...
[ SSS | BMS | ART ]

And this is kind of fun news - I'm #3 in the top ten influencers for Arkon Mounts. They make the phone stand I film my videos with, and do my team FB lives with. I love it because it's extremely heavy duty and stable but doesn't take up much room on my desk. I've increased my video production more than tenfold since I got it because it's always ready to snap my phone into and start filming. But they make all sorts of video and phone mounts - handsfree for your car, GoPro accessories, tripods, selfie lights for your phone and more. You can always use my coupon code - UNDERSTANDBLUE for 20% off whatever you purchase at The link in the footer goes right to the stand I use if you would like a great filming or broadcasting stand.

So come join us over at the MIX-Ability challenge today. Use keyword MIX258 when uploading to the Splitcoast gallery, and tag Splitcoast on FB or Instagram if you upload there.

And.... drumroll please! My Seasons Givings winner is:

Please email me (in the right sidebar of my blog) your address and I'll get your prize on the way!



  1. Congratulations to the lucky winner! Enjoy your goodies!
    I absolutely love this breathtakingly elegant card! I am going to hunt down this embossing folder and use it often! TFS!

  2. The card is beautiful - I loved it when I saw it this morning in the challenge. The folder is amazing, but you've really brought it to life with that soft gold - it has a wonderful soft look a bit like soot stamping - only much, much easier and less messy!

  3. What a gorgeous card Lydia, it is reallybeautifully done.
    Congratulations to JewelZB

  4. Stunning! Love the gold-and-black combination. You always amaze me.

  5. So beautifully done and congratulations to the lucky winner!


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