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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Glitter and Gold

So this is my take on the Inkspirational sketch. I really need to get some more Christmas cards made. December always goes by too quickly, so I want to try and have most of my cards and gift tags ready by November.
This image is a digi from Eureka stamps. I colored it with Promarkers in bold Christmas colors, using reds, greens, blues, gold and metallic gold.
I decorated the image with gold liquid pearls, using a Pearl Maker from Waco, and Xmas red Stickles.
For the background I've used gold mirri card. I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder and cut out a piece with a dies from the Sizzix rounded tags set. I used a freebie paper from Forever Friends to make the starry night sky.
For the panel with my sentiment I used a scrap of red paper with pearlescent shimmer, and I heat embossed the sentiment with glittery gold embossing powder. The stamp was part of a set that came free with a magazine.


This card is for these challenges:
1) Inkspirational - #30 Sketch
2) Eureka Stamps - Anything Goes
3) Stamp and Create - Christmas in July
4) Pattie's Creations - #72 Recipe (Pearls+Glitter+Sentiment)
5) Crafting for all Seasons - #57 Christmas in July
6) Tammy's Scrappin Corner - Use a Digi
7) Make it Monday - Anything Goes

30 comments:

Avril Ann said...

This is wonderful, Pia, such rich colours, very apt for the 3 wise men, xxx

Chrissy said...

Gosh, this is beautiful Pia, love the rich colours and and beautiful details and design..gorgeous.

luv CHRISSYxx

Dawn Lancaster said...

Fantastic card Pia, I love the bright rich colours! Thanks for celebrating Christmas In July with us at Crafting For All Seasons this time!
Good Luck
Hugs
Dawn xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

Such a beautiful card Pia. I love that image and the rich colours you have used are perfect for it. The gold embossing cut by the rounded tag looks wonderful in the background
Sue xx

Laine said...

Absolutely stunning Pia. Love the bold colours and fabulous design.
Laine
xx

Desire Fourie said...

This is a wonderful creation with great details and its perfect for our ‘Use a Digi’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
{Would love you to visit my blog and join my 600-Follower Give-Away. Thank you so much if you already have entered and good luck.}
Hugs
Desíre
{Tammy’s Scrapin Corner Senior DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is a really gorgeous and impressive card sweetie.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxxx

Pat K said...

Gorgeous card Pia. I love your choice of colours and the arch is a beautiful background for this wonderful image...so well done. hugs, Pat K x

sandie said...

Hi Pia, great Xmas card. Your colouring is so skilful and I really like those gold pearl drops. And of course your heat embossing of the sentiment makes for the perfect Xmas card. Thanks for joining us at Ink. We love to see your cards

Crafty Lark said...

Hello Pia, Great card, love how you have coloured it, I really like the way you cut the card, fab design. xx Flora

Mynnette said...

Pia, this is SO elegant! LOVE the gorgeous image and the gold is so fabulous! This is just beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational! :)

Donna Nuce said...

Love your gorgeous Christmas card. The gold background really sets off the wise men. Have a great day.

Ellen said...

OMG Pia! You outdid yourself on this gorgeous Christmas card! That gold background is perfect for that beautiful image! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!

Wendy McCarthy said...

Hello Pia! Love this Christmas card, the colours are so rich and the gold on the King's cloak are fab! Spotted it on MIM xx

Debra Miller said...

Love it Pia - such rich wonderful colors. Awesome Christmas card. Saw it on MIM. Deb

Cara Caswell said...

this is beautiful - i love the rich colours! great take on the sketch too!
hugs xx Cara xx

chrissy xx said...

A Gorgeous Christmas card Pia..
I LOve your image and such GOrgeous rich colours...Thank you soooo much for joining us this week at Tammy's Scrapin Corner.
Chrissyxx

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous Christmas card Pia, I love your embossed background and rich colour choices.
Pauline
x

Tammy said...

WOW this is stunning Pia, I love that image and it's colored beautifully, the liquid gold pearls look awesome!
Hugs, Tammy

Pattie G said...

This is perfect for our current challenge at Pattie’s Creations. Thanks for joining us!
Hugs
Pattie ♥
Artist
at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge!

fotolabida maria said...

ΠΑΡΑ ΠΟΛΥ ΟΜΟΡΦΗ Η ΚΑΡΤΑ ΣΟΥ !!!!ΜΕ ΘΕΜΑ ΑΓΑΠΗΜΕΝΟ!!!!
ΦΙΛΙΚΑ ΑΠΟ ΕΛΛΑΔΑ!!!!

downrightcrafty said...

what a gorgeous card truly seasonal
Hugs Kate xx

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Love the colour range with the gold backdrop. Another beautiful Christmas card.

Woo hoo! I'm caught up for another month! Hope you are well Pia and don't forget there are still a number of papers left to add to your collection from the Treasure Hunt.

Take care!

Hugs,
Lisa

Asha said...

Wow...I mean WOW!!! What a luxurious Christmas card! The gold liquid pearls are perfectly placed, the gold arch and rich colours... truly truly stunning, Pia!
xxx Asha
Sunny Summer Crafts

Meighan Wheller said...

Love the rich colours you have used Pia and how you have used the sketch. Fabulous work. Love the embossing and how you added this piece of cardstock. Wonderful colouring! Thanks for sharing at Inkspiration. Lovely work as always! Meg DT

Sandi said...

Thanks for playing in our "Recipe" Challenge #72!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Patricia St Martin said...

All rich colors, love your arrangement and just the right touch of glitter. Stunning Christmas card. I all wait to long also.
Hugs, Pat

Skye said...

A gorgeous Christmas card. Love everything about it - the embossing, the design and colouring

Sandy said...

Wonderful traditional Christmas card, love the image of the 3 wise men and the fabulous colours and design of your card. Thanks for linking up with Make It Monday this week.
Hugs,
Sandy DT

crafty-stamper said...

Love the traditional image and rich colours and love the embossed arch-thanks for joining us at Tammy's scrapin Corner
Carol DT x