Saturday, December 19, 2015

Golden Peace


Hi everyone.  I bought this new-to-me stencil a few months back, and wanted to make sure I got some cards done for this Christmas.  So I spent one day a few weeks back and made four cards ... two each of two designs.

I started by adding embossing paste over the stencil to my card front.  Once dry, I placed my stencil back over top and sponged in gold ink.  The picture doesn't do the gold justice, it is very metallic looking in real life.

I tried sponging some of the Delicata Gold ink (used on the embossing paste), onto a piece of card stock so that I could cut the curved strip.  But for some reason, the sponged gold was splotchy, so instead, I used some Lumiere Gold Acrylic paint, adding two coats on to card stock to get this beautiful finish.  I used snow drift dies to cut out my curved strip.  Turned out really well.  Then just a stamped sentiment in gold to finish.

Here's another version of the card with a different layout.  Everything was done the same way as the card above ...



Thanks for stopping by for a visit! :)








Stamps:  Peace (Anita's); Beautiful Season (SU!)
Paper:  White (Neenah)
Ink:  Delicata Gold (Tsuikineko)
Accessories & Tools:  Festive Layering Stencil (Tim Holtz); Embossing Paste (Dreamweaver), palette knife, sponge, Lumiere Gold Acrylic Paint, paint brush, Snow drifts die (My Favorite Things)


29 comments:

Julie B said...

Very pretty Loll.:)

Bobbie Bluegill said...

Oh so beautiful and CAS in the very best sense. Must go look at my stencil stach and and hope for something that would like to gilted.

Donna said...

This is beautiful, Loll. Simple elegance :)
Happy Christmas. X

Carol said...

These are gorgeous Loll, so delicate looking. Carol x

Charlene said...

Oooooooo...........so very pretty! Love the idea using the paint to get the gold you wanted. Merry Christmas!

Vicki Dutcher said...

A very elegant card!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

These are truly stunning Loll my friend! LOVE white & gold, very elegant! Have a wonderful Christmas and a great upcoming New Year! Thanks for the inspiration in 2015, can't wait to see what you come up with in 2016! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

nancy littrell said...

Both your cards are so gorgeous Loll. I love your EB paste stenciling and added gold paint. Both designs are CAS perfect my friend. TFS

Bonnie said...

I can honestly say that this is even prettier in real life! We are so enjoying this, Loll!

Linda said...

These are just stunning Loll ...... I love this stencil and the gold ink gives a really elegant look. xx

Susan said...

Love both but especially the first one! Brilliant idea to use the snowbank die to cut the curved strip! I bet they really sparkle and shine in real life.

Kylie said...

Simply stunning, my friend!

Irish Cherokee said...

Love the simplicity of both cards. Wonderful Loll!

Hugs and Blessings for the Christmas and New Year.
Jim

Lee-Anne said...

So elegant...just love these, Loll!

Karen B said...

Oh Loll, these look familiar!!! I'm looking at mine which has pride of place on the mantlepiece. Even more glorious IRL.

Hugs.

Karen xxx

Karen B said...

Oh Loll, these look familiar!!! I'm looking at mine which has pride of place on the mantlepiece. Even more glorious IRL.

Hugs.

Karen xxx

Julia Aston said...

Your stenciling is lovely with the gold embossing paste Loll!

Maura R said...

Gorgeous, Loll! And I can imagine how much prettier it looks IRL! I love both but I may be a bit partial to the first one with the curved line.

Karen D. said...

love, love LOVE it....how gorgeous.
I just bought that stamp by TH.
hugs mf

MaryH said...

Each of these is just breathtaking! The gold paste really gleams, and what a splendid idea to create the swirls as you did. Hmmm..another new product! It worked beautifully to create the effect you wanted. I saw the holly card on FB, and liked it there as well. Merry Christmas, Happy New Year...TFS & Hugs too! Thanks for all your help & friendship this past year.

Bobby said...

Wow, Loll. This is gorgeous. I just got that stencil and am looking forward to making something as beautiful as this.

Nancy Stislow said...

Beautiful! I love your imaginative use of these products and what spectacular results! Your design work is amazing!

Jacquie Jacobs said...

Stunning cards Loll as always. May I wish you and your family a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Love & hUgs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Aileen (mum) said...

Wonderful cards Loll, I have so enjoyed your use of gold this Christmas. This stencil is really very pretty and the curved and straight strip with gold paint the perfect finish.

cm said...

Your gold stenciled cards are absolutely stunning, Loll! I have this stencil and it didn't receive any attention this season at all, poor thing! #1 on next yer's list!
Hugs~c

Valerie Nolan said...

Two stunning cards Loll! Love the stencil and the strip of gold edging. I've been a bit lax with my commenting but I've just had a look at all your posts and loved the little boy in his Christmas hat and that golden reindeer!
I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas xxx

Anita in France said...

Shimmery, stylish and so elegant, Loll ... they're both stunning! Hugs, Anita :)

Barb Ghig said...

I've gotten so far behind! Your cards are absolutely gorgeous, Loll! I love the effect of the gold on this beautiful stencil, and how you improvised with coloring the border! I'll bet they're really amazing in person!

Daria C. said...

Beautiful cards!