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A Touch of Gold


Hi, Chark here today, friends. I gotta tell you I absolutely love gold heat embossing. I am the world’s messiest crafter (I can lose my scissors under my supplies 10 times in a craft session), and embossing powder is a big ol’ mess in my hands. However, I love how it looks! So, every so often, I pull out the supplies and the cleaning supplies and go to town. And that’s exactly what I did for today’s post.

I embossed the butterflies in gold and the waves stamp in white. I used my Tombow markers as watercolors (just scribbled on an acrylic block and used a waterbrush to pick up the color) and trimmed and mounted the panels and butterflies. Here it is with blue butterflies and pink/orange background.

pinkbutterfly  And here it is in the opposite colors, pink/orange butterflies and blue background.

bluebutterflyHere they are side by side…which is your favorite? I tried to make them very similar so you could see them with only the colors being different.


I think I like the softer blue background so the butterflies stand out.

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Happy Tuesday!


Hero Arts Basic Grey Waves Stamp

Antique Engravings Stamp (butterflies)

Watercolor paper

Watercolor brush

Tombow Markers

Zing Gold embossing powder

Studio Calico wood words

Author: craftychark

Loves reading, crafting, writing and The Wizard of Oz.

6 thoughts on “A Touch of Gold

  1. OMG… These are both so stunning!!! I love gold embossing as well, it makes a strong statement on any artwork!!! Besides the gold embossing, those butterflies are awesome too…. LOVE the watercolored background… Really soft and subtle. Beautiful work!!

  2. Hum….I wrote a comment to say how much I loved these “fun” pretty colors…and also how you used ALL “Gold Embossing”…but I guess it got lost in Cyberspace….! Glad I stopped back by again so I could never another! Great work Char…the colors remind me of SPRING…and boy do I need that now….

  3. Gorgeous cards! I love the gold embossing!

  4. Your cards are gorgeous! I love gold embossing!

  5. Both are so gorgeous!!

  6. I love gold embossing & both cards are gorgeous! I agree with you about the soft blue background really making the butterflies stand out–love it!

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