Hi! Patti here today sharing a technique that is easy, but beautiful, especially for holiday cardmaking or scrapbooking. I started out with one of the gorgeous Wrapped In Joy embossing folders. I chose the Champagne and Holly Embossing Folder because I wanted to color the little holly leaves different colors for a festive feel.
Here are a couple of close-ups of the finished project.
First, I gathered supplies, the embossing folder, my trusty tweezers, markers and some gems.
I colored in the embossed leaves and berries with several light colors of markers. I used pink, blue, green and burgundy.
After coloring the design the magic starts! I then rubbed iridescent ink over the entire embossed image. It lightens the colors and adds just the right amount of shimmer!
I used Aztec Gold Glitzin' Glamour to highlight the little berries.
This is a large card design, so I added an embossed strip across the two sections where the two embossed papers joined.
I thought a little bird would look perfect on this card, so I cut a piece of cardstock with the Dove of Peace Die and colored it with the same blue marker and Shimmers ink I used to color the embossed cardstock.
This is how it looked.
I used the Picture Frame Nesting Dies to frame my sentiment. I embossed a small piece of gold paper with the Champagne and Berries Embossing Folder to use behind the little frame as a backing.
I added a few matching blooms and some gems to finish the card. The result is a very striking card made with simple techniques. I hope you enjoyed this technique too!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Couture Creations Supplies:
CO723606 Wrapped In Joy Collection - Champagne and Holly Embossing Folder
CO723407 Endless Dreams Collection - Dove of Peace Die
CO723215 Picture Frame Nesting Dies
CO721989 Seaspray Self-Adhesive Gemstones
CO721981 Aztec Gold Glitzin' Glamour