I started out by creating some "gold" card stock. I didn't have any in my stash, but I did have a Gold Pigment marker from Inkadinkado - Unfortunately - I believe these markers have been discontinued, but you can get the same effect probably from just applied some VersaMark Ink onto a piece of scrap white card stock and using some embossing powder, or there are some paper pads that have metallic papers in them as well. Once I created my gold card stock piece, I stamped the trophy image from Best Pun Ever with Versa Fine Onyx Black Ink, as well as the #1 image in the middle of the trophy and then once all that was dry, I die cut it using the Coordinating Dies.
Then, I worked on creating the layers for my card. I have 3 different colors of card stock that I thought worked well together, as well as make the gold pop. I created a 5x5 square card out of some red card stock, and then die cut a piece of navy card stock for the next panel using one of the Small Stitched Square Stackables dies, and then a piece of lighter blue using one of the small Stitched Rectangle Stackables dies. I wanted these pieces to have some texture to them - so for the red card stock, I had a wood plank background stamp, and used my Versa Mark ink to ink up my stamp. It is hard to see in the photo, but in real life it gives it a nice texture. I did the same for the navy and lighter blue card stock panels using different background stamps - I used a thin stripe background for the navy, and a star background for the lighter blue.
For my sentiment - I intended to heat emboss it in gold, but since I used Versa Mark for the background, I was afraid the embossing powder would stick to the whole panel once I stamped down my sentiment, and of course it did - although I let it dry and I used my powder tool. I know there is a way around that, but I just continued on, and I stamped the sentiment down, and took my Gold Signo Broad Pen and went over the sentiment by hand. I think it turned out fine.
I will give this card to my dad for Father's Day!! Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember we have our fun Calling All Critters Challenge going on right now - so hope you are able to play along!