Friday, October 26, 2012

O Christmas Tree

O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!
Thy leaves are so unchanging;
O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!
Thy leaves are so unchanging;
Not only green when summer's here,
But also when 'tis cold and drear.
O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!
Thy leaves are so unchanging!

 This is a fun carol, but today my Christmas Tree is not green but gold!

Cream Trees

Gold Trees

It's hard to see the subtle difference in these two.  One background is water-coloured with Pearl pearlescent paint and the other with Gold Pearlescent paint.  I stamped the Hot of the Press Christmas tree in watermark on the painted backgrounds and gold embossed them.  It was quite hard to see where I had stamped them, so one got a bit close to another on my first card!  The sentiment is from the same set.   There is also a very elegant looking reindeer and some lovely snowflakes, so I suspect it will get some more use before Christmas.  

I also got myself 3 new Christmas embossing folders today.  So a few more embossed cards will be done as well.  The are very good when I need something a bit different in a hurry.  I've experimented with one of the folders with some parchment type paper... but not sure if I like the result.   I'll take a photo tomorrow and then see if I will share it or bin it!

Off to bed early for me tonight.  Busy weekend doing some spring cleaning.  The window sills need some attention after the winter.  Looking like a nice day tomorrow so might fire up the barbie for dinner.  Here's hoping anyway.

PS ~ not sure what's going on with Blogger tonight... my font colour seems to have faded!  It looks black on my preview but looks faded when I finishHope it's not too difficult to read.  

Take care and have a great weekend 

Dawn     

10 comments:

Doreen said...

Oh this is just gorgeous,love the image....great design.xxx

Lin said...

Beautiful set, Dawn - who makes it? Love all the gold, so perfect for Christmas!

Barb said...

What a pretty tree image that is, Dawn! Love the swirls! Beautiful gold embossing!

sheila said...

Dawn these are stunning! Ilove this image to bits! And I like how soft you got a metallic gold to look....lovely cards girl!

CinnamonSally said...

Gorgeous christmas trees Dawn, love the gold embossing. Your blog looks fine to me the text is easy to read.

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MaxineD said...

Love the cards Dawn and I could just pick the gold washed one - great idea.
Enjoy the weekend.
Blessings
Maxine

Brenda said...

I love the look of gold embossing for Christmas, and these are wonderful Dawn!

Greta said...

LOVE these gold trees, Dawn! Wonderfully elegant card!

Virginia L. said...

Wow, how gorgeous is this! Love the gold embossing!