Friday, October 7, 2022


I have been wanting to use my new Rose Gold Foil for a while now, so I decided today was the day.  

I have used both the Rose Gold from the Gold and Rose Gold Metallic Specialty Paper and the Rose Gold Specialty Paper.  The latter actually includes 3 shades of Rose Gold, and the three shades also vary from more of a matte finish to a very high gloss finish.  Today's card uses the highest gloss of the 3 foils and is in the mid-range of the three color tones.

For my design I decided I wanted to mimic the idea of a shelf or mantel that was covered with pine boughs which had ornaments hanging from under it.

The card base is made from Merry Merlot and the top of the card is the Rose Gold Specialty Paper die cut with the Dots & Spots Die.  I liked the somewhat monochromatic color of the Merry Merlot and the Rose Gold.  After I figured out that color combination, I was stuck!  I wasn't sure what to put with those colors, so I went to my trusty Color Coach, and it suggested a few different colors, but I liked the Night of Navy combination the best.  So, I decided I would have Night of Navy "bricks" below my mantle.  What do you think of this color combination?  It is a little out of my comfort zone, but sometimes we need to "stretch" a little.

This card was a bit more of a struggle for me than I expected.  I originally had the foil on the top two-thirds of the card because I really liked the foil and wanted a lot of it, but then I realized that I didn't have enough room for the ornaments to hang below it, so I had to shorten up the foil and lay some more bricks.

The detailed ornaments are die cut from the Rose Gold Metallic 6" x 6" Specialty Paper.  If you have not seen this paper in person, you need to.  It is gorgeous!

The pictures do not do it justice and honestly, it is difficult to describe just how beautiful it is.  The surface appears to be heavily brushed which causes the light to reflect and glitter in every direction off the cardstock, but when you rub your fingers over the "brushed" surface, it is really quite smooth.

After the detailed ornaments were die cut from the Rose Gold Metallic Specialty paper, I adhered them to scraps of Merry Merlot cardstock with liquid adhesive.  Had I been "smart" I would have used an adhesive sheet, but of course, I didn't think of that until after I had them die cut.  (Did I mention I struggled a bit with this card?)  Since the Decorated Pines Dies do not include "solid" dies in the shape of all the detailed ornaments, once my liquid glue was dry, I just trimmed the Merry Merlot cardstock using the die cuts as my guide.

The beautiful ribbon is White with Rose Gold Metallic Stripes.  So pretty!  I've been waiting for a while to use that ribbon also.  It is one of those ribbons that is tempting to hoard!

The Double Oval Punch was used to create the sentiment.  Gotta love a good punch!

To decorate the inside of my card I used the piece of the Rose Gold foil that I had to trim off when I moved my mantle higher up on the card front.  No beautiful foil should go to waste!

I hope you have enjoyed the Decorated with Happiness bundle this week and the Christmas Cards I shared with you!  I now can add 4 more cards to my collection.  So, I'm a little bit closer to being ready for Christmas!   Have you started your Christmas cards yet?  

If you would like a tutorial for today's card to help you on your way, a FREE copy is available for download at this link.

For more information on the products I used, please refer to the list below.

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  1. Very pretty. Wouldn't have thought to combine those colors, but they look great together. :)

  2. It wasn't my "natural" color combination either. You can thank the color coach for that one!