Thursday, 25 June 2015

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree.....

Can I just remind you that today it is exactly six months until Christmas Day?

And being the 25th of the month, it is also Rudolph Day at Scrappymo's, so here is my card for this month's challenge.

The tree is cut using a die that was a cover gift on a magazine a year or two ago, and I have stamped the star-and-snowflake border (part of a docrafts set) and the greeting (a Studio G mini set) with gold ink and embossed with gold holographic powder. On the photos, it looks a little patchy and uninteresting - but in real life, it's quite the opposite! The apparent patchiness is actually  the surface having a sheen of different colours that looks different every time you look at it.

Holographic embossing powders never fail to amaze me - they don't give the raised texture of a conventional powder but the appearance they produce is absolutely magical. However if you've never used them before, a word of warning.... you know how glitter can get everywhere, even if you're really careful? Well, holographic powders are ten times worse. They seem to release microscopic particles into the air, which take several hours to settle. And when they do, there are pretty holographic sparkles on your walls, floor, hair, eyebrows, pets...... be prepared for a LOT of vacuuming! (I haven't vacuumed my eyebrows, you'll be pleased to know, but just about everything else).

OK, I'll stop rambling now and show you the card! I've taken it from two angles to try to show the variation the hologram powder gives, but it's still not like the real thing.


 
I am also sharing with
 
Fab 'n' Funky - Christmas
Crafting by Designs - Get Ready for Christmas 
 

21 comments:

scrappymo! said...

Stunning card. Love the pop of that gorgeous gold foil. The tree die is amazing..fancy getting something so lovely as a free prize!

Thanks for taking part in the June Rudolph Days Challenge!.

Desire Fourie said...

Jane this is such an elegant Christmas design. Adore the gold and black, very classy.
PS: I will be emailing you with pics on how to do the folded embellishment you were referring to on my blog xxx
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Mrs A. said...

Gosh is it Rudolph time again! I missed last month because of my internet issues. Love the gold foil tree. Think I might have that die too. Hug Mrs A.

mamapez5 said...

I like your die cut tree. I´ve seen some lovely die cut gold card lately. I didn´t know it could handle delicate dies so well. A very elegant card. Kate x

Pat said...

Lovely CAS Christmas card, thanks for joining in our challenge at Fab'n'Funky this week, good luck.

Pat xx

KandA said...

This is so elegant and I love the gold tree xx

sally said...

La classe! (As the French would say)

Sally

Sue - said...

That is such a pretty card, bet it looks spectacular IRL!

Kathleen said...

You pipped me to the post Jane.
This is gorgeous, love the tree and that embossing power, fab card.

Kath x

Christi Conley said...

Love this <3

Liz said...

This is really elegant and classy, Jane. I think I've got that freebie die somewhere, I'll have to dig it out as it looks fabulous on your card. xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

No amount of photographing will ever adequately capture the schparkle that must emanate from your gorgeous card, Jane! Incredible! I have that e/p and know prezackly what you mean about it getting everywhere! Is it wrong then, that I sometimes just throw some into the air like pixie dust?! Happy Rudolph Day! Hugs, Darnell

SARN said...

That's an absolutely wonderful Rudolph Day card. Love all the elements to it. xxx

Chris said...

An elegant and beautiful Christmas card. Lovely CAS design.
Thanks for joining us at Fab N Funky this week.
Chris
x

Pat said...

This black and gold is so pretty and sparkly Jane and I remember seeing that tree die on a magazine - wish I'd got it now. x

LesleyG said...

Very eleeeeegant and the tree is fab xxx

Bożena Adamusińska said...

I love this color combination! Your card is amazing. Great inspiration!
hugs,
Bozena

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, so gorgeous! The tree die cut is beautiful! I love the gold - very elegant!

Sally H said...

Such a classy and elegant card for Rudolf day, Jane! I love it! Such a beautiful die cut too

dutchess said...

beautiful!...so elegant and classy....loving the colour combo....xxxx

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous card! Love your embossing. Thank you for visiting me, we used the same tree - it's so cool how different our cards are using that fab freebie tree! xxx