12 Days: Big & Bold Holidays Go Gold

Jul 26, 2019Christmas & Winter Holiday Cards10 comments

12 Days: Big & Bold Holidays Go Gold

Jul 26, 2019Christmas & Winter Holiday Cards10 comments

I love it when a plan comes together!

There are so many times that I have an idea of what I want a project to look like, but no matter what I do, I can’t get it to look like it does in my mind. Well, today’s project was just the opposite! I knew that I wanted to pair the snowflake with some starbursts, but I just didn’t know if it would all go together like I planned. For some reason, everything I reached for and added into the design was just the right thing. Whew! Well, I’m sure that won’t happen again any time soon! 

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My Project

Today’s project was inspired by the latest Festive Friday Challenge. I knew I’d be doing my 12 Days series, so I chose to focus on the Starburst element. Though, I guess you could have a “New England Christmas” and throw in a lighthouse to a holiday design…

I had another thought, though. I would add a big, shiny snowflake in the center of my light rays… I just LOVE how it turned out!

The Technique & Design

The light rays take on an ethereal look thanks to Champagne Delicata pigment ink. It blends so lightly and adds just the right amount of shimmer to make the rays look like they’re glowing! I wanted to break up the lines, and pull the black through the design, so adding some spatters of Black Soot Distress Spray was just the ticket. Like the Delicata, it dries quickly and really packs a punch!

I thought through a few different color options, and in the end, decided on black because I really wanted the snowflake to pop off the page. I may still experiment with this one in red and green – maybe a non-traditional color? What would you like to see?

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Project Tutorial Video

I know this is a seriously stunning card, but YOU can make it too! I wouldn’t hesitate to work up a dozen or two of these for sending! I think you’ll be surprised how easy it is! I even had to make my own starburst stencil. You’ll be shaking your head at its simplicity…

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