This post was sponsored by Simon Says Stamp. Thanks, Simon!
Hi friends! How do you feel about rose gold? I personally don’t really love rose gold jewelry for myself, but I absolutely adore it for crafting… especially holiday crafting. Traditional holiday color schemes are always acceptable and festive, but sometimes I like to switch it up and use something totally unique and super elegant, like this monochromatic blush and rose gold project today using goodies from the new Simon Says Stamp All the Joy release. Let’s get started on the details!
To start, I die cut a panel of pale blush cardstock using a large die from the Nested Domed Arches die set. I then ran that arched die cut through my die cutting machine using the Fancy Ornaments embossing folder. The detail on this embossing folder is absolutely scrumptious, and you can do so many marvelous techniques with it to enhance the details. I chose to keep things a little simple, though, and let the details just add some subtle texture to the backdrop by adding some Cheeky Pawsitively Saturated blending around the edges of the arched die cut. I also splattered some rose gold handmade metallic watercolors on the background to add extra shimmer!
If you haven’t tried using embossing folders with metallic cardstock, this is your signal to try it out ASAP. The details from these 3D embossing folders become even more spectacular when using metallic mirror cardstock like the Rose Gold metallic cardstock from Simon Says Stamp. I die cut each of the different ornament shapes from the Fancy Ornaments set using the Rose Gold mirror cardstock and ran them through the embossing folder to add the textured details.
For the greeting, I die cut the detail layer of the Monoline Merry Christmas die set from some coordinating blush foil cardstock in the Memory Box Vintage Pastel paper pad, then adhered it to the background layer cut from vellum. I arranged the embossed mirror ornament die cuts and die cut sentiment on the embossed arch and adhered them with some foam adhesive. I also added sparkling rose gold twine to each ornament to allow them to “hang” on the card front. I popped up the die cut arch on a panel of peachy rose gold glitter cardstock that I found in my stash. I love how the different metallic textures add interest to the monochromatic card! I added a few sparkling gems for one last touch of shimmer.
Well, that’s all for my project today! Embossing on metallic foil cardstock is such a unique way to add some incredible texture and luxury to your holiday cards without adding a bunch of extra time to your project. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a marvelous day!