Saturday, 15 November 2014

Ode to Joy

Well, okay, not actually an ode, I don't do poetry! This is more of an "homage to joy": Joy Taylor over at Simple by Design where I saw this stunning card with a video of how it was made. I'm never comfortable copying ideas exactly so I decided to combine it with the All Things Metallic challenge over at Virginia's View. I'm also entering this into the Festive challenge at CASology and the Shine challenge over at Inkspirational.

I began by stamping some Spellbinders Heirloom Ornaments stamps (free from a magazine last year) onto Crafter's Companion watercolour card using Versamark ink. I then embossed with some old Heat It Up! gold embossing powder. Using similar techniques to those Joy used I watercoloured the images with Seedless Preserves & Picked Raspberry Distress Inks, the bottom one of the two smaller ornaments being a mix of both inks together.

I cut the sentiment stamp from the same set to make it fit the card better, inking & embossing it as above. I decided that adding any other embellishment would be a touch too much so simply mounted the image onto American Crafts textured card to finish. Here's a close-up of the ornaments:


  1. Helen, WOWeee WOW! These ornaments are so beautiful! The shine is what caught my eye...such beautiful gold embossing! Thanks for joining in the festivities at CASology this week!

  2. Stunning card Helen, your ornaments are beautiful, Cathy x

  3. Wow... those ornaments look fantastic! I love how the gold embossing looks against the pale color. Great design! Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna

  4. Love the touch of watercolouring and the gold embossing is stunning, great to see you at INK x

  5. Those sparkly gold ornaments are gorgeous Helen and I love the watercolouring! A stunning card! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  6. Love your baubles! So gorgeous and intricate! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View “All About Metallic” Challenge!

  7. I am so loving watercolouring this year....your gold embossing ornaments and gorgeous, love your soft colouring, Helen

  8. Wow, wonderful card. The real inspiration for me.


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