Monday, July 22, 2019

Seasons Greetings with Lots of Gold

Hi, Friends.......

Do you love gold at Christmas???? I sure do......or at ANY time! I had this scrap of ancient photo-realistic DCWV patterned paper with ornaments on it that I wanted to use for the ABC Christmas - O is for Ornament Challenge.......but I had to think of a way to dress it up. What better way than with some more gold ornaments??? :)

I ran the edges of my background panel over my Versamark ink pad and heat embossed with gold embossing powder. I used a gold scrap from the DCWV Mercury Glass stack for the die-cut ornaments.

My crafty pal Karen Ladd will recognize the shiny gold trim on the left. (Oh, my goodness....I still have a bunch of this left, Karen. It will outlast those weird 7-pointed snowflakes!!!) I glued that crinkly ribbon on with my usual glue: Beacon 3-in-1....forgetting that the acetone solvent of the glue dissolves that cellophane-like material!! EEEEK! A little die-cut tree concealed the distorted part where the glue made contact. Whew!

Inspired by the MFT 2019 Camp Create Day 5: Glitzy Glitter Challenge, I added a touch of glitter by using gold glitter glue for the ornament hangers.

Supplies used include:
Clearly Besotted -Tree and Tinsel dies (retired)
Spellbinders - Holiday Tags die set
Inkylicious - Seasons Greetings x4 stamp set
Versamark ink
Gold embossing powder
Scraps of DCWV paper, foiled cardstock, and solid card
Gold ribbons from my stash

Hope you enjoyed all the gold! Merry Christmas in July to you. Thank you so much for stopping by today.


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. MFT 2019 Camp Create Day 5: Glitzy Glitter

ABC Christmas Challenge - O is for Ornament  
3. Visions of Sugarplums Challenge - AG Christmas
4. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #447 - AG Christmas
5. Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #98 - AG
6. TCP Tuesday Challenge #359 - Christmas in July
7. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #94
8. Crimbo Crackers Challenge #189 - AG Christmas
9. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #396-#397 - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's July Patterned Paper Challenge

11. DL.ART July Linky 
12. Pixie's Snippets Playground Challenge #357 - Use Snippets 
13. Stamplorations Summer Theme and Sketch Challenge - Stamps + AG


  1. Lovely shiny and sparkly Christmas card, Janis. xx

  2. Beautiful card and love all the gold embossing
    Carol x

  3. So rich and shining card, love the gold embossed edges and ribbon! You have saved so well your work with that modern tree!

  4. Oh my gosh, I didn't even notice that shiny gold trim that I sent to you some time back! Yup, that stuff just keeps on popping up in my craft stash over and over again. This makes me want to look for my pile of it and use it on a card now too. Wow, the tree and swirly gold dies are so beautiful together. Are they part of a set or did you just layer the swirl over the tree yourself. It's a really dramatic it!
    I also really like the way you edged this with the gold embossing for an artsy, sparkly look. Those photo-realistic papers are always hard for me to use but this is spectacular.

  5. Your card is glitzy and fun! Pretty gold embossing and trim. So glad you linked to my Visions of Sugarplums challenge!

  6. So gorgeously golden! Love this, Jo x

  7. Wonderful christmas card and I do love all the gold!

  8. Christmas cards are never the same without a touch of sparkle and gold. Thank you again for sharing over at Paperbabe Stamps.
    Creative wishes Tracey (DT)

  9. A lovely card in great colours that compliment each other well.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper. Rebecca x

  10. Wow Janis - a really stunning card! i wonder if the Inkylicious stamp was a Playground prize, it's lovely with this card. LOVE all the gold!!

    Sorry I'm late commenting - blame Dudley Dog :)


    Di xx

    1. It certainly is a prize from the Playground! You are so clever to remember. That was from quite awhile back. Many continued thanks for your generosity and your kind comments.


  11. Very lovely design. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Hazel Nut's Christmas Card Weekly Challenge - Myrna DT

  12. Such a stunning Christmas card with gold shine elements. Thanks for playing along with us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again.

  13. Gorgeous card!
    Thanks so much for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x


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