Hello crafters, Joy here today with an elegant card featuring the Christmas Joy digital stamp set. My project focuses on how to add gold accents five different ways to add elegance to our cards. Christmas Joy includes three images and 4 sentiments that are timeless and elegant for Christmas.
I managed to find five different ways to add shimmer and shine using gold accents on this Holiday card. I implemented two different ways to foil, the first was by printing my sentiment from Christmas Joy with a laser printer and foiling with a toner reactive foil. Second, I foiled the fun dot border using a glimmer machine and hot foil plates from my stash. More gold was added by embossing the Lattice Mini Slimline die cut with gold embossing powder before adding the sentiment layer. The more obvious examples of gold accents to my card was using gold mirror card stock, flat sequins and stickles all to show off the beautiful poinsettias from Christmas Joy. As you can see, adding gold accents elevates your holiday cards to the next level, but is really easy to implement.
Let’s talk about the poinsettia image for a minute. I mentioned this is a digital stamp, which makes your images very versatile. For example these flowers were on a circular wreath form. But because I can manipulate and size the images in photo editing software, I was able to “erase” the circle. I also sized it a little smaller than it populates so that it would “hug” the card just right!
I hope all of this shimmer and shine gets you in the mood for holiday crafting and maybe check out all that Joy Clair Designs has to offer. You can find the entire collection of digital and clear stamps HERE!
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