Thursday, September 4, 2014

Going for the gold @ Jingle Belles!

The current challenge @ Jingle Belles is to use gold on your Christmas card. Gold is very trendy right now, and the glimmer and shine is perfect for Christmas.

I had a poinsettia stamp that I bought after Christmas last year, so I stamped it with Versamark ink and then used some gold tinsel embossing powder to heat emboss the image.  I colored in the poinsettias and a few leaves with Copic markers, and then matted the image with green and a textured dark red paper with gold flecks.

I have mixed feelings about this card. I really think I liked it better before doing any coloring, so I may go back and do another one and just leave it with the gold embossing on white cardstock. Oh well, experimenting is part of the fun of making cards, right?

1 comment:

lauren bergold said...

oh wow, wow, WOW! this is not only beyond fab, it's an amazing display of technique!!! for the record, i LOVE the pops of red... but on the other hand... i would never discourage the creation of a second version of this glorious card. i think you could make 27 and i'd love them all! :) thanks for coming on a GILT TRIP with us at JINGLE BELLES! :)