This weeks Created Byhand Challenge (blog or ning forum) is In with the new and/or Gold. All supplies (except gold floss) are available from Quietfire Design. The background of this card started as plain white cardstock. I rubbed brushed corduroy distress ink on a craft sheet and sprayed it with Perfect Pearls perfect gold mix in a mini mister bottle with water... pressed the white cardstock into the mix, lifted it, dried it, pressed again... etc, until I liked the background. The fun part is getting all the extra dots on your paper as the mixture is getting used up. I then embossed it with a Cuttlebug embossing folder from the Heritage set. Rubbed a Versamark ink pad gently over the high spots, sprinkled on gold embossing powder, tapped off the extra and heated to melt. Added some extra brushed corduroy ink around the edges using an ink blending tool. Every end is stamped on white cardstock with black ink, cut out with Spellbinders die labels 15, edges rubbed with brushed corduroy using the ink blending tool and sticky back gold pearls added. Spellbinders Fleur de Lis is cut from black cardstock. The ribbon is Quietfire's 13mm white silk colored using Distress Ink black soot and water. Gold floss and a gold heart to finish things off.