Thursday, December 16, 2010

Impression Obsession Metallic Challenge

Good morning everyone! It's time for Impression Obsession's Thursday challenge: All that glistens is gold. I knew this one would be fun, I love metallic papers and embossing. I pulled out an oldie but goodie from my stash, Park Fence. I love this image, whimsical yet elegant at the same time. 
I embossed it in gold embossing powder on shimmer paper and colored it with my Copics. Using Copics on shimmery paper is a bit different from regular paper, when you blend colors it creates a kind of texture from the stroke marks. I like it, it reminds me of the Impressionist paintings. 

I used one of the new Sizzix/Basic Grey embossing folders to emboss a piece of gold Stardream cardstock, it is gorgeous! The dark blue background was stamped in white ink with the Gradation Cover-a-Card background stamp, so it looks like falling snow.
I added some dimension with some of my Sakura Glaze pens to the fence posts and Christmas tree balls, and Stickles on all the stars. This is probably the most sparkly card I've ever created, LOL!

Now head on over to the rest of the DT's blogs to see more gorgeousness, then you can enter your own card for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the IO store.

Thanks for dropping by!


Stamps: Impression Obsession- Park Fence J2350, Cover-a-Card Gradation CC015, sentiment from The Miracle of Christmas clear set CL282 
Ink: Versamark, Perfect Match Snow White
Paper: Stardream gold cardstock, white shimmer paper, Papertrey Ink, Gina K
Tools & Accessories: Filigree gold embossing powder, silk ribbon, Copics, Sakura Glaze pens, Stickles, Sizzix/Basic Grey embossing folder


  1. wauw realy gorgeous!!!! wonderful colloring!
    xx petra

  2. Love it, Kathy! What a cool use of the CAC stamp and the copper is perfect!!!

  3. Sorry, Kathy, I meant Gold. It has to be the lighting. :-) Merry Christmas to you and yours!


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