Monday, 5 October 2015

WCMD 2015 - Gold Christmas ornaments

My second WCMD card was inspired by the techniques used on Day 1 of Sandy Allnock's Go for the gold class.

I used some gold embossing paste that I bought from a local supermarket (part of a German chain) about a year ago. On the large ornament (Holiday ornaments by SSS, NBUS) I applied the paste, spritzed with water and stamped two leaf images from the Happy Christmas stamp set by Winnie & Walter. For the small ornament from the same die set, I applied the gold paste through the Tim Holtz Festive stencil (more NBUS, yay). I also applied the gold past to the edges of the base card. The background was created by smooshing the water colour cardstock in distress inks (tumbled glass and crushed olive). When the background was dry, I painted a zig zag pattern on my craft sheet using gold glitter paint (bought together with the set of embossing pastes) and pressed my panel onto the craft sheet to pick up the glitter. The glitter is clearly visible in my craft space picture in my previous blog post. I die cut the panel using a stitched rectangle die (SSS). The sentiment (Winter Woodland, W&W) was heat embossed using Ranger gold embossing powder. I added some Hemptique twine to the ornaments and popped them up using foam tape.

SSS Wednesday challenge - Anything goes


  1. The lovely inked background sets off the Christmas baubles perfectly Marianne and the gold paste gives such a feel of opulence.

    B x

  2. Oh, how absolutely gorgeous! I would never have thought of combining these background colors with gold... and see how perfectly it works!

  3. The gold ornaments are awesome. Great background. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Wednesday CHallenge :)

  4. Beautiful! I love your gorgeous watercolor background! Thank you for joining me at Winnie & Walter ♥