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!)
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)