Friday, October 19, 2018

TJ Inkspirations: Day 5 of the 30 Days of Christmas with Gold Edging

We have been doing the 30 Days of Christmas event at Technique Junkies for more than 5 years now, and I think it gets better every year!

If you haven't been following along, The TJ Design Team and I are posting a Christmas/Holiday themed projet every day on the TJ Design Team Blog from October 15 through November 13, 2018. In addition, we are offering a 20% discount on everything in the Christmas category (there are 95 items in that category!) during our 30 day celebration. No code needed - it is applied automatically at checkout!

Today I have the card for Day 5 of the 30 Days of Christmas, along with an easy idea for creating a vintage, gilded look that doesn't have the same "grunge-factor" as sponging ink.

Gilded Edges
Santa with Gifts
For today's "installment" of the 30 Days of Christmas, I used the new  Santa with Gifts stamp. I colored the image with Copic Markers and used the Nuvo Fresh Snowfall Glitter Accents on the "fur" of Santa's suit. I fussy cut the image out to really show it off. Then I went spelunking into my crazy paper stash and found a fun little Christmas paper  to use as the background for my card.

As I put the card together, I knew it needed something.

I grabbed my Indian Gold Nuvo Embellishment Mousse and
dipped a sponge (cut into 8 pieces) into the paste. I simply
applied it to the sponge, then added it around the edges of the paper:

What I love most about adding the gold on this way has to be how fast the paste dries, and how elegant it looks. It almost looks like the card is glowing!

To finish the card, I added the A Very Merry Christmas sentiment to the inside.  I love this little card!

I hope you have been inspired this week with our 30 Days of Christmas! We have so much more to come!

Pat Huntoon