Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Deck the halls

My second post today :)!
I have another christmas card to share with you. This time in red and gold.
I had two challenges in my mind. The current challenge at Less is More is a colour challenge and the colour of this month is "Fire". At Happy Little Stampers Blog runs HLS November CAS challenge with the theme "Gilding"

The flame background was made using alcohol inks. I dropped red, orange and yellow alcohol inks on a glossy CS and blowed them through a small straw.
I then stamped a branch from the Golden Garden stamp set from Altenew using metallic gold ink and added some dots with a brush.  I then trimmed right and bottom edge of the glossy CS panel and mounted it on a card base, the edges of which I gold heat embossed.

The sentiment from Happy Little Stampers was stamped and gold heat embossed on a black CS, cut and adhered on the card using foam tape.

I am happy with the result, even though it was my first trial of this technique (blowing alcohol ink).
But it took a very long time until it was dry.


Thank you for visiting today! 
Have a great day! 


Maaike Uijthoven said...

VERY stunning effect,

creationsnz said...

Fabulous card

Chrissie said...

This is so striking and perfect for both challenges!
Gorgeous effect!
Thanks so much
"Less is More" & Happy Little Stampers

Craft-E-Place said...

Stunning! The vibrancy of the colours is amazing, so warm.

Loll said...

This is GORGEOUS! Great job with this technique TaeEun! Love the mix of the "fire" colours paired with gold --- perfect! Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers.

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful card, TaeEun! Love how these colors mixed together and the touches of gold give such a richness! Thanks for sharing this with us at Happy Little Stampers!

Mac Mable said...

Really striking and glad I popped by to take a closer look, really vibrant and wow x

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

LOVE that gorgeous firey background TaeEun and the gold embossing goes so well! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers! Hazel xx

Viv said...

Such a beautiful card TaeEun, love your fiery colours ☺ Viv xx

Viv said...

Such a beautiful card TaeEun, love your fiery colours ☺ Viv xx

suzARTe said...

This is such a bold and striking card, looks great ☺

Sazzle Dazzle said...

WOW! Such fun, elegant and super vibrant shades of fire here TaeEun. Wonderful placement and design.
Love it and thanks so much for playing along this week!
Sarah xx
Less is More

Kylie said...

Wow TaeEun. Your cards are always so creative and so fun to see. I LOVE how you used the Mixed Christmas Sentiments with that amazing alcohol ink 'fire' in the background. Wonderful! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

Linda said...

WOW!!! What a fantastic effect on the background .... love it! Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

Bożena Adamusińska said...

What an amazing card. Very creative approach to sentiment. Wow!

Neets B said...

Absolutely stunning effect, although not traditional Christmas colours this just works, perfect touches of gold.
Thanks for sharing at Less is more and Happy Little Stampers, Anita x

Anne said...

What a striking design and super technique!
Thank you for joining us
"Less is More"

Sue said...

Wow, what an eye-catching background and it looks fabulous with the black sentiment banner and gold leaves. Thank you for joining in at Happy Little Stampers.

nancy littrell said...

Absolutely Gorgeous with your alcohol ink background and all your beautiful gold accents!

TFS your beauty and details.

swldebbie said...

This is just gorgeous! Love the vibrant colors against the white cardstock and the black/gold sentiment.