Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Traditional Christmas card

I normally avoid card making as i am not a great card maker,but i did have a couple of nice card backs in my stash and i do love the combination of red and gold, so a card began to come alive with a little help from Emerald Creek.

I just love my design team role in Altered Pages as they have lots of inspiring products and fellow team members. This month i was trying out the gorgeous Allure embossing powders by Emerald Creek. I used Charred Gold which is totally different from any other embossing powder i have used and its Luscious. (see close up further down the page ).

I began by choosing a ready made card back from my stash and a gold mirri card. I used Versamark clear and an old text stamp and stamped over the mirri card. Then added the gorgeous charred gold embossing powder and heat set with my heat gun..
Next i fussy cut some Christmas Ponsietta flowers from a printed page and i layered them up with a little 3d foam on the backs. I arranged them at the side to show off the charred gold text which looks much better 'off camera'.  
I then needed something to back the topper with and decided to cut up another old piece of striped red Christmas card-stock. I used Versamark around the edges and the embossing powder again to frame the card.
I placed the topper on to the card stock and then arranged on my card back.I have a lace die cut in white card so i again used Versamark and Charred gold and embossed it twice for depth. Here is a close up of the charred gold effect. Isn't it gorgeous?.

Finally i added some tiny little flatback pearls to the centers of the Flowers and this simple card was finished. 

Altered Pages with Emerald  Creek in November 2017 


  1. A beautiful card June, I love red and gold at Christmas.
    xxx Hazel.

  2. Gorgeous creation!...and that "charred gold" looks so "me" XXX

  3. That is so pretty June! I agree, gorgeous!!! Big Hugs!


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