Sunday, December 22, 2019

Gold Holiday Lights

Hi Junkies, it's Holly posting today.  There's only three more days til Christmas, so I'm posting my last holiday TJ card for the year.  I wanted to do something different with the Christmas Lights stamp, so I embossed it with gold embossing powder and watercolored each bulb with an iridescent gold watercolor paint.  The sentiment, from the Poinsettias set, was embossed with the same gold embossing powder.  I fussy-cut that and popped it up with foam tape.

Before I adhered this to my card base, I decided I wanted a gold mat between my black card and the stamped lights piece.  The gold cardstock I had did not match my embossing powder, so I employed an easy trick.  I inked up the edges of some black paper with Versamark, covered them with the gold embossing powder, and melted the powder with a heat tool.  I love the seamless transition from my gold sentiment to the gold lights to my gold "framing." 

I hope you all have a wonderful and happy holiday with your friends and family.