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Gold Decorative Ornaments with Gemma

I love to use gold and silver embossing powders on my Christmas cards, as it makes them look extra special.


For my card today, I used some Metallic Gold Rich Super Fine embossing powder to emboss some of the beautiful Pretty Pink Posh Decorative Ornaments onto vellum.

I wanted to colour these with copics, but as it’s not advised to colour on embossing with alcohol markers, I instead coloured the images on the reverse side. This does mute the colours slightly, so I used stronger tones than I might have used if colouring normally.


Once the images were coloured in and the ink dry on the vellum, I die cut them with the coordinating dies.

Next, I die cut a white card stitched rectangle from the Heffy Doodle Metric Stitched rectangle die set. On this, I heat embossed a greeting from the Decorative Ornaments set with the same Metallic Gold Rich Super Fine embossing powder.

To add some more gold accents to the card, I used a mix of gold perfect pearls and water to flick the panel with droplets.


Vellum can be tricky to adhere to cards, but it’s easier to hide the adhesive if the vellum is coloured. I added some clear foam squares behind the round bauble, and used adhesive dots behind the others.

On my card base, I blended an ombre of Pine Needles distress oxide ink. I added some gold thread to each of the baubles, securing at the back of the panel with double sided tape, before adding the bauble panel to my card base.


Have a lovely day,
Gemma



Comments

  1. This is so pretty Gemma and the baubles are so pretty using vellum and love the colours, and the ombre background looks great too. x

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  2. This is beautiful and looks so elegant, I love it! Thanks for sharing and the inspiration, I will be trying this soon. :)
    (mardy14@bellsouth.net)

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  3. Wow the colours look FAB. What a great idea of colouring on the reverse of the vellum. I think the effect and your card looks very elegant TFS xxx

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