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.

Christmas Thanks with a coffee theme

Had fun with this card which features a background of music gift wrap that came on one of my Christmas gifts this past season.  I stamped the piece with a flourish stamp (impression obsession) in a dark brown and glued it to a dark brown card front.  I found the greeting in my stash and watercoloured it to coordinate with my coffee image before adhering it to my card front.  The cup image is stamped in black and then watercoloured.  I added a length of dark brown vintage seam binding to my card front, layered on my image and then tied a piece of rust seam binding above it to finish off my card.  Love it!!