Monday, October 13, 2014

A Golden Tree


This is the first Christmas card I have made this year and I will be teaching it at my class this week

The red background was embossed with a spellbinders folder

The sentiment is from a Unity Stamps set Love, joy, Peace (now retired).  I masked off the final line of the sentiment as 'happy holidays' is not used as a Christmas greeting in New Zealand.

The tree image from the same set was stamped in Gold Delicata ink - here you can see the sheen it gives, Both the image and sentiment were layered on dark green card before being mounted on the red.

A gold edged ribbon and bow were attached,

and I randomly applied gold kindy glitz to some of the embossing on the red panel.

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  1. love this golden tree Maxine... can I come to your class??????????????

  2. Maxine love the embossing and gorgeous tree what a lovely card to teach...xx
    The Journey is the Start

  3. Red and gold are so beautiful together, A great Christmas card, embossed with the gold bits, the delicate bow and super layout. Thank you for posting your beautiful art with us this week during our 153rd challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Carole Robb Bisson

  4. Beautiful card Maxine! I LOVE all that gold embossing on here. The red and gold and that cute tree are just perfect.

  5. Wow Maxine. I'd be panicking if I was only just making my first Christmas card of the year. But this is great. I love the sentiment panel. I won't use Happy Holidays either. Have fun sharing it at your class. Kate x

  6. gorgeous card
    thanks for playing with us at addicted to stamps

  7. This is beautiful, Maxine!! Love the gold tree!

  8. Very lovely. The gold looks fabulous against the red. I'm sure all your students will love it.

  9. Very classy and elegant Maxine.

    Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

  10. Excellent Maxine. A perfect example for a class. - Jim

  11. Beautiful, Maxine! The perfect holiday colors! The class students will be very pleased to see your sample and one they get to do, too :)

  12. Great Christmas card. Thanks for playing with us at Artistic Inspirations. Maja DT

  13. Pretty Christmas card! As others have commented before me...I really like the gold Christmas tree. You stamped it very first I thought you had embossed it with Gold embossing powder.
    PS. I want to come to your class too...but I hate to go on a

  14. Hello my friend! BEAUTIFUL card Maxine ... love the gold embossed tree ... so festive! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at 613 Avenue Create! We hope you’ll come join us again real soon! Great job!
    613 Avenue Create DT

  15. How I love this card. The gold on the red is so elegant- and the highlights of gold on some of the embossed areas- beautiful! No Happy Holidays in the UK What do you say? And, you could send it to a friend in the US : ) hehehehe

  16. Great design and your class is sure to love it. Thanks a lot for joining in with my Festive 48. Hope you can link up again next week. Marina

  17. Such a great card with lovely embossing. Thanks for joining us over at CAS on sunday

  18. Lovely card.
    Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More @ Allsorts 'Get Ahead For Christmas' Challenge and good luck x Susan x


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