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Marbled Ornament

>> Friday, December 4, 2015

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday!
I hope your week has gone well! My card today was one of a series of experiments I tried using this wonderful ornament image. Yesterday's tag card was another & done almost the same way. For this version, I stamped the ornament on water color paper then took a gold gel pen and drew squiggly lines across it to imitate marbling. Then I wet areas of the ornament. From experience I knew the water would make the gold gel pen run & that's what I wanted. I added reds & bright pinks on one side then dried it w/ a heat gun. Then I did the yellows, blue & greens on the other side & dried it. The gold from the gel pen added a wonderful little bit of gold glitter across the ornament. I fussy cut it then covered it w/ clear embossing powder & heated it. I did this twice so it's really glossy.
The red, lime & gold pieces were all scraps that I either embossed, die cut or used as is. The little reddish drops are some I made using another ornament experiment. I used 3 or 4 coats of embossing powder then heated it & tilted it until the melted ep dripped onto a craft sheet. They formed these perfect little round "dew drops" so I glued them on as berries & embellishments. 

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!
Supplies:
paper: water color, lime, red, grass green, gold
ink: Versafine onyx, Versamark
accessories: Peerless water colors, gold gel pen, clear embossing powder, baker's twine, pine branch corners embossing folder (Darice), holly die (Sizzix), Spellbinders labels 16 die, stitched rectangles die, paper crimper

8 comments:

Gail said...

I just love all of the layering here on this card creation and the embossing in the back - the bulb is this bomb! TFS have a lovely weekend

Sue said...

Fun card today Julie! Love the super shiny ornament, but it's those tiny drops that I want to go make - they're awesome!!

Samantha said...

You can hang that ornament on a tree, but I'm glad you made a card out of it! It's super cute!

nwilliams6 said...

Julie, this is wonderful! I want to try this soon. What a cool effect you achieved. Creative and beautiful. Wow! Hugz

Shelia said...

What a beautiful marbled ornament!! Love this!

Robin Clendenning said...

yikes, I'm behind again!! I just love this card Julie! Your glossy, shiny water colored ornament is so beautiful and love the embossing dip berries too! Really an eye-pleaser!

Karin said...

Wow, the glossy ornament is a show stopper! Awesome layout too :)

Janett Ray said...

Just beautiful, but the dew drops are genius.

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