Gosh, along with this card, these are my first Christmas cards of the new year I think! This blog post is also part of a blog hop to celebrate the new Holiday release from Spellbinders. More on the hop below but for now let’s jump into these two cards using the new Ornament set. I’ve linked all supplies at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.
PAINTED DIE CUTS + ALL THE GLIMMER
Both cards are quite clean and straightforward, but I started by creating this slightly more detailed version. I die cut all the foliage elements which come with the Ornament set from Arches Hot-Pressed watercolour card and then painted with pastel mixes of gouache. You can either use colours from a tube such as these from Paper Fashion or equally mix your own from white gouache and watercolours. I rubbed Multi Medium Matte over one layer of the poinsettia and the pine leaves and then dunked them into Tim Holtz Rock Candy Distress Glitter – this is my all-time favourite glitter for adding a sugary sparkle.
I then set up the Ornament from the set on the Glimmer machine with Rose Gold foil on Ivory card and once ready ran it through my die cutting machine and trimmed out. I also ran a sentiment from the set again with Rose Gold foil on Ivory card and die cut with the matching oval die in the set. I foam mounted the oval over the ornament centre for extra dimension.
You don’t get the best look at the foil in photos, but I tried my best to angle the shot to capture that remarkable foil shine. I adhered the ornament to a Fog panel splattered with white gouache for extra interest, and then foam mounted the foliage around the top of the ornament where I also added a twine bow. I then added the Fog panel to an Ivory card base.
I added Nuvo Crystal Gems and Bubblegum Blush Nuvo droplets around the focal point.
Just look at how crisp that foiling is and the Rose Gold with pastels adds a modern touch to a traditional design.
The foil is the star of the show, but not forgetting those delicate and gorgeous foliage die cuts too.
My second card came about because I had a few left-over painted dies from my first card. I like creating small 4-bar cards, and this pared-down version of my first card was perfect for this size.
I set up the same sentiment from the Ornament set on the Glimmer machine with Rose Gold foil on Ivory card and when ready ran it through my die cutting machine to get the beautiful foiled greeting. This time, to make more of a focal point from just the greeting I ran it through my die cutting machine with the Hemstitch Ovals dies.
I foam mounted the greeting oval on a Fog card base splattered with white gouache and then tucked in the painted foliage die cuts with foam adhesive to keep them in place.
Again, I added a twine bow and Nuvo Crystal Gems and Bubblegum Blush droplets to accent.
The simple greeting shines and draws the eye to the focal point.
Again not forgetting those fabulous delicate die cuts.
For more inspiration, here’s a card (with video) that I made the other day. You can find that post here.
As previously mentioned, today’s post is part of a blog hop to celebrate the Holiday release from Spellbinders. Hopefully you’ve arrived here from Jennifer’s blog but if not then a good place to start is over at Spellbinders’ blog.
Giveaway: to celebrate this release, Spellbinders are giving away a $50 gift certificate to one lucky blog reader – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. Giveaway closes on Sunday, August 25th 11:59 pm EDT. The winner will be announced in the Spellbinders blog hop post the following Monday. The winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties, and taxes.
Now it’s time to hop along to…
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Summary of the project which gives all the views of the card in one photo :D I’d love if you pinned and called by on Pinterest :D
Beautiful cards! I especially love the additional card at the end – gorgeous!
Beautiful cards – love all the detail, dimension and sparkle! Thanks for sharing!
Beautiful! I love the Merry Christmas in silver on the blue background!
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