Hi everyone. Today I've made a card for the Merry Monday Challenge #178 - Red and Gold, that is hosted by my good friend Bonnie.
I used some gold embossing on my candle images and sentiment. I'm finding it really difficult to get a good picture of any card that has embossing on it ... so I'm on a mission to find a better way of taking photos. Maybe a light tent is needed ... or maybe just some extra lights, but it is something that I'm working on. :)
For this card I used Inka Gold again. This time I just spread some of the gold onto my craft mat, spritzed with water and smooshed a piece of mixed media paper. Click HERE to see my YouTube video on this technique.
I like having just the gold splattered throughout the background. I then stamped my candle and poinsettia image onto watercolour paper, and heat embossed with gold. I watercoloured the poinsettia using my Zig pens, and the candles using diluted gold ink. I felt the card needed something else, so took my gold metallic pen and drew a frame onto my card panel. The sentiment was heat embossed in gold as well, and gold liquid pearls were added to the center of the poinsettia for a the finishing touch.
I'm also entering this card into the Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge #169 - CAS.
And also sharing at Happy Little Stampers November CAS Challenge where it is all about Gilding (adding gold). :)
Just a reminder that my Mixed Media Christmas Tag Event starts tomorrow!! :) I'm so excited!! I'll be sharing twelve days of tags made by me and two different Guest Designers each day over the event. I hope you'll come back and follow along.
Stamps: Holiday Sketches: Christmas Candles (STAMPlorations)
Ink: Versamark; Zig pens; Delicata Gold (Tsukineko)
Accessories & Tools: Gold embossing powder, heat tool, waterbrush, water mister, Inka Gold wax paste, metallic gold pen, gold liquid pearls
AT&M #169 - CAS
HLS November CAS Challenge - Gilding