Saturday, May 11, 2013

Hello! Welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping by. I design and create handcrafted greeting cards. I like to call this passion of mine "visual poetry" ....imagery on paper. Please feel free to browse the photos of my cards and leave a comment.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Christmas Elegance in Gold

Using gold in card making is ever so elegant, especially at Christmas time when creating cards for friends and family. Here is the card I made with that thought in mind.

For my base I used gold card stock and created a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 base card. In the next step I cut a 5x5 inch panel in white. Using one of the Spellbinder Heirloom Ornament 2011 dies I cut out the die shape in the middle of that panel. This panel was then embossed with a Nellie Snellen Christmas Round-1 embossing folder.

I prepared another white panel, just slightly smaller than the embossed one and adhered it to the base card. Next, I die cut an ornament using the Memory Box Snowflake Ornament die and embossed it in gold. The bow was cut with a die from Memory Box Crisp Bows and also embossed in gold. I cut off the bottom part of the bow. The gold embossed ornament was adhered to the white panel. The embossed panel was popped onto the white panel, the gold ornament showing through the cut out, and the bow adhered at the top.

For the sentiment, I stamped it in Versamark using GKD's Sentimental Holiday stamp set and embossed it in gold. Then it was cut with one of the dies from Spellbinders Grommet Tags. To give the card a finished look, I cut some pine sprigs with Impressions Obsession Pine Sprigs Cluster dies, embossed them in gold and attached them to the sentiment tag.

I hope you enjoyed this post and are well on your way to creating your Christmas cards. It won't be long before the snow flies!

This card was entered into the following challenge(s):
2 Sisters Challenge Blog  -  Challenge #165 - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday  -  Challenge #101 - Anything Goes
Sister Act  -  Challenge #28 - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create  -  Challenge #41 - Anything Goes


Barbara Thompson said...

Olga, your gold and white Christmas card is so beautiful! Love all the elements you combined to make one great card! Thank you for playing this week at 613 Avenue Create!

stitch-and-greet said...

Hi, Olga! I am sitting here with my mouth wide open :o :o :o ! You have made a fantastic card for christmas! Such a wonderful idea and elegant design.
Oh yes, I enjoyed your post :). Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful card with us at 613 Avenue Create.
Regards and "Hugs" Renata (DT)

Berni Cuttino said...

Amazing card the image is simply impressive. Thanks for playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create. We look forward to seeing you again.

Carol said...

So gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at 613 Ave Create.

Chana said...

Simply gorgeous! This is CAS at its best! Thanks so much for leaving this in our mailbox here at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owner