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.