Monday, January 23, 2017

Gold star embossed Christmas cards

I have decided to go back to doing Christmas cards monthly so I don't have to rush in November to get done what I need.  My sister, Sylvia, has been hosting a Christmas card challenge for several years and in early January she published her themes for this year.  January is gold and star so I decided to use gold embossing powder on this wonderful star stamp for this month's cards.  I stamped the star and the Peace on Earth (SU) greeting onto a rectangle of deep plum cardstock in gold pigment ink then embossed them in gold.  Next, I used bleach to highlight the center of the star which lightened it to a dusty rose colour then I watercoloured the star with yellow.  I was very tempted to use yellow as my card but it was too non traditional and I just could not talk myself into it.  So, I used a dusty rose card instead and layered this embossed decorative gift wrap in between which coordinated nicely and left the star as the main attraction!!!  I made six of these and while I was at it I managed several others which I will blog later.

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