With so many gorgeous photos for our Christmas challenges I am feeling inspired. This week’s challenge at Classy Cards ‘n Such is: Ornaments and Ribbons. I made a card in white and gold that ended up looking very elegant!
I started off by die cutting my white card base with Vintage Flourish Pattern. Then I die cut two ornaments with Spellbinders Holiday Tags, also from white cardstock. I wanted to give the ornaments a different look, so I decided I’d stencil it with Pearlescent Embossing Paste, using the Large Damask brass stencil. I applied the paste using the very useful Palette Knife. Once dried, I used a baby wipe to add some Inka Gold in yellow gold to the edges of the ornaments.
I die cut some Small Blooming Poinsettia by PoppyStamps from Riccio Astrosilver Embossed Metallic cardstock. I adhered the poinsettias to the ornnaments and embellished them with a few Baby Rhinestones – Silver.
I also stamped and heat embossed a sentiment on White Pearl Linen from Our Daily Bread Designs Silk Star stamp set in Gold detail. Next, I die cut the sentiment with Ornamental Tags Three, but I also used the same die to die cut a second tag from Precious Metals Craft Foil by Spellbinders.
I cut a piece of the gold tag, the flourish in particular, and I adhered it to the white tag.
I attached gold string and gold bows to the ornaments and mounted them to the card, together with the tag. Finally I added some more Baby Rhinestones – Silver finish the design.
I hope you feel inspired to try out this technique! Plain carstock die cuts can have a gilded look by adding some texture and metallic color to them. I can assure you it’s easy and effective!
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I’d like to submit my card to:
Stamping Sensations – Simply Christmas