Friday, November 8, 2013

Imperial Gold Debossing

Christmas Greetings my friends!

Supplies:  Cardstock - Bazzill; Pattern Paper - Kaiser Craft (Saint Nicholas), Graphic 45(Twelve Days of Christmas), Ribbon (May Arts); Stamp - JustRite (Noel Christmas Ornaments,)  Impression Obsession; Dies - Spellbinders Standard Circles,  A2 Scalloped Borders One, 2013 Holiday Trees, Gold Rounds One;  Pearls - Want2Scrap

I love Christmas; everything about it.  We also get our tree way to early and pray that it doesn't dry out by December 25th!  We've had our Thanksgiving here in Canada so I will have to admit that Christmas music has already been played in our household!

When designing these cards, I wanted to create real traditional red and green with a touch of gold.  The gold cardstock really helps to show the design in the dies.  

For the first one, I used a Spellbinders Border die with gold to give it a pop.  After cutting out the trees and adhering them to the circle, I used some liquid applique and added heat with a heat gun and it puffed it up give it a 'snow look.'  It's a quite a fun technique!

The second card, I used an Imperial Gold die called Gold Rounds One.  The Imperial Gold dies create a deboss along with the embossing, giving the die cut an even greater and deeper dimension!  The Standard Circles fit perfectly in the center making it easy for me to stamp my sentiment. 

I will be making quite a few of these cards!  My son is planning on going on a big missions trip with his youth group in the Spring and we are doing a fundraiser next weekend.  It is a craft bizarre.  We plan on having some fun things on our table like, dipped pretzel sticks.  There will be lots of cards for sale but I'd like to hear your ideas of anything that you think would be great to make for a craft bizarre.  Is there anything you've tried that has been a great success?  I'd love to know!  

Hope you've been inspired today.  Come back this weekend for probably the largest blog hop you've ever seen!  


Marianne#6701 said...

Gorgeous cards, Julie! The gold adds so much!

Valerie said...

Great Christmas cards I love the trees with the snow. Gold really does make them pop. Only one Christmas song here so far and that was this morning.

Ms Linda ( said...

Love the beautiful cars. You have given me some wonderful ideas.


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