Friday, March 15, 2019

NOEL in Green and Gold

Hi, Friends.....

Here's another star card for you!!! I am soooooo loving stars lately. Green and gold are often used for St. Patrick's Day, but I thought....why not for Christmas????

This is the last day to participate in all the fabulous Winnie & Walter 5th Birthday Bash challenges, so I am on the homestretch getting my last couple of ideas onto my blog. :) Thank you, Shay, for all the fun!!

I tried something new to me for this card. One of the W&W challenges was to mask your background using dies. I pulled out my Winnie & Walter - True Multifaceted Star Cutaways die set and cut a mask with it. Then I placed my star mask over a previously smooshed background and "painted" inside the mask with Gold Perfect Pearls to layer my stars over the smooshes. What a mess it made on my paintbrush and mask!!! Ha. But I love the gleaming faceted stars it produced.

The star in the center of the card didn't turn out as pretty with the lines between the facets being rather indistinct.  But I layered up some Noel die-cuts to put over the top of the less-than-satisfactory star and chalked it up to being arty.  :)  I also die cut a festive sprinkling of little stars for more golden Christmas glow. LOVE!!!  I even made a coordinating envelope!

Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - In a Word: Noel Cutaway die
Winnie & Walter - True Multifaceted Star Cutaways die set
Ranger - Perfect Pearls Pigment Powder in Perfect Gold
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set
Winnie & Walter - Big Bang Confetti Cutaways die set \
Canson - Mixed Media Paper Spiral Bound Notebook
Scraps of DCWV cardstock in foil and solids
For envelope:
Winnie & Walter - Scenery: Big Bang Confetti stamp set
Versamark ink
Gold embossing powder
Dylusions Ink Spray in Fresh Lime

Hope you liked my card. Thank you so much for stopping by today. I appreciate that you take the time to always leave such positive comments!! Have a great day.


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter - Masking with Dies Challenge
2. Winnie & Walter 5th Birthday Bash - Layering Die Cuts Challenge (I layered the Noel diecuts.)
3. Winnie & Walter 5th Birthday Bash - 5 Challenge (I used 5 little diecut stars on my card.)
4. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #378-379 - Anything Goes
5. CARDZ-TV - Anything Goes Challenge #85
6. Double Trouble Challenge #23 - Wearin' O' the Green
(I participated in each of the Troublemaker Challenges - Green, H2H, and Gold)
7. Heart 2 Heart March Challenge - Wearin' O' the Green
8. TCP March Tuesday Challenge #355 - Envie Envy (decorate an envelope to go with project)
9. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Feminine/Girly
10. Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday February Challenge - Green and Gold
11. ABC Christmas Challenge - EFG are for..... (I used G is for Glitz)
12. Crimbo Crackers - AG Christmas
13. Creative Fingers Challenge #159 - Anything Goes
14. Mod Squad Challenge - Layered Looks (I layered my masked stars over my smooshed background and layered my diecuts, also.)

15. Jo's Scrap Shack FFC #273 - Anything Goes
16. Hero Arts National Craft Month - Dress up an Envelope Challenge 


  1. Adorable!! Great idea masking with negative diecuts and your background came out fabulous! Love the colours and the outline around the sentiment!

  2. I am so impressed with your die cut masking, and this green and gold color combo is such a fresh and unexpected look! I'm used to seeing pine and forest green with gold for a traditional Christmas design but the brighter green gives it whole new feel. I also love the sprinkling of stars on your decorated envelope. Wonderful project all the way around!

  3. The inked background is so pretty behind the layered sentiment! Just beautiful
    Thanks for sharing at Jo's Scrap Shack!
    DT Member

  4. So pretty! I love the subtle effect created by using the star as a mask. Thank you for playing with us at Heart 2 Heart!

  5. Wow, beautiful background. I'll have to come back for your tutorial on the die masking and try it it all. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and Heart2Heart.

  6. Great card! Thank you for joining us at Double Dare Challenge.

  7. Such a lovely Christmas card.
    Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge
    Julie T

  8. Beautiful card!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x


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