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>> 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!
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


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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