Thursday, December 11, 2014

Molten Christmas 2


"Cats are angels with fur."
                                                                           ------------Sark

THIS IS MY THIRD POST OF THE DAY!!!
If you are looking for my Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop post (with candy!), please click HERE.
If you are looking for my Christmas GIVEAWAY post, please click HERE.  
Hi, Friends.....
I am back with my other Molten Christmas card, this time in bright sparkly pink for a non-traditional look.

I used the same technique I detailed in my last post here....and the same dies from Clearly Besotted. 



One thing I like to do on Christmas cards (that I don't usually do much other times of year) is to mix silver and gold.  At Christmas, I feel like I can go all out with glitter, metal, sparkle and shine, so I encourage you also not to hesitate to mix metals for a super-elegant look.  The dies I used (Christmas Tree Die and Modern Christmas Die) were lovely prizes from Clearly Besotted. 

Here's a close-up of my molten background.  The silver I used is not a super-white silver, so I think it goes well with the gold.  Several layers of heat-embossing with the silver really brings out the snowflake pattern of this Darice Snowflake Swirl dry embossing.



I mounted everything on a pre-made silvery card base.  Do you like the non-traditional colors?  I like the nice change they make from the usual red and green, which I also love!!  lol...

Thanks for stopping by!!  I appreciate all the nice comments I have received today on my first foray into digis.  I still prefer the old school red rubber or clear stamps, but I did have a lot of fun with that coffee project.  

<3
Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Simon Say Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Bling it On!
2. Vandicrafts Artistry Challenge 20 - Anything Goes w/ Opt Color Scheme (which, again, I did not do on this one, either! hehehehe)
3. Diecuttin Divas Challenge #195 - Non-Traditional Christmas Colors
4. Shopping Our Stash Challenge #180 - Favorite Technique 

5. In the Pink Challenge #59 - Christmas in Pink  
 

24 comments:

Davi said...

Gorgeous, I love the look with the pink!!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

oh I love all of the shimmer and shine! Beautiful!

Karenladd said...

WOW Janis!! These last 2 cards with your molten EP technique are out of this world! Love the embossing (both kinds!) and the gorgeous die cuts. Yes, that antique silver EP goes perfectly with the gold swirl and your mix of silver and gold are exquisite! You have outdone yourself with the non-traditional holiday card!

Stampsnob said...






FIRST......yes i do love non traditional colors and this one is gorgeous . I want to do this technique and don;t have time right now Hoping i won't forget to give it a go in 2015 I love what you have been doing with this technique .......Lis

Georgiana said...

Thanks for joining our “No Red or Green” Challenge this week at Die Cuttin’ Divas. Looks awesome!

Stay Creative,
Georgiana
• Carson's Creations •
Die Cuttin’ Diva DT

CA Scrapper said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week!

Leslie

Melissa Vandridge said...

Great non-traditional Christmas card. :) Thank you for sharing on this weeks Artistry Challenge. Melissa - Vandicrafts

Chana said...

This design is equally as pretty! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Shopping Our Stash!
Hugz,
Chana, DT

Janis said...

Thank you, Davi. I am torn between which of these two cards I like better. I am loving the pink, too!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thanks, Lisa!!! My inner crow that loves all shiny and sparkly things goes crazy when I do these backgrounds. :)

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Janis

Janis said...

Thanks so much, Karen!! I appreciate your enthusiastic support!!! Glad you like the silver and gold together, too. It seemed to go well here.

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Janis

Janis said...

I would love to see what you do with this technique, Lis. But I would never want you to cover up your fabulous handmade paper! Please promise you will use something else. Thanks for your lovely comment.

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you so much, Georgiana!! I appreciate your visit!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you, Leslie! Your kind words mean a lot to me!!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thanks, Melissa!!! I was glad to be able to enter this in your challenge. :)

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you, Chana. Your visit and sweet words are much appreciated!!!

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Janis

Jingle said...

This is very pretty! I love the overlay on the tree! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Janis said...

Thanks, Jingle! I appreciate you coming to visit on your rounds and leaving your nice comment!!!

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Janis

Barbara Godden said...

Beautiful card, love your technique and the gold and silver together. I'm also in love with non traditional colours for Christmas. Thanks for playing along with us at SOS for the technique challenge.

Janis said...

Thank you, Barbara!! I appreciate your kind words and encouragement. Thanks, also, to the SOS team for choosing my card as one of the Top 3. I am honored.

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Janis

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is so striking and gorgeous, Janis! Congratulations on the well-deserved Top Three recognition!! Happy Holidays!! Hugs, Darnell

Kat W said...

All the sparkle and shine is just perfect for Christmas and I love the fabulous pink too, so of course it's perfect for our challenge at In The Pink - thanks for sharing :-)

Kat x

Janis said...

Thanks so much, Darnell!!! How nice of you to stop in and say hello...and leave such a lovely comment!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you, Kat!!! Your kind words mean a great deal to me. Thanks for dropping by.

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Janis