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:

  1. 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.

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

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  3. These are gorgeous Loll, so delicate looking. Carol x

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

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  5. 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

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  6. 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

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

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

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  9. 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.

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  10. Love the simplicity of both cards. Wonderful Loll!

    Hugs and Blessings for the Christmas and New Year.
    Jim

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  11. So elegant...just love these, Loll!

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  12. 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

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  13. 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

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  14. Your stenciling is lovely with the gold embossing paste Loll!

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  15. 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.

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

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    1. 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.

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

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

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  19. 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/

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  20. 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.

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  21. 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

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  22. 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

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

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  24. 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!

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