Gilded Embossed Tree

Christmas Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Christmas Tree embossing folder and Heirloom Oval -
Hi there friends!  I’m checking in today with a quick card and a quick post to share.  Quick, because I’ve been on quite the craft wagon this weekend.  I’m so lucky to belong to a group of 12 ladies that have been paper crafting together for more than 12 years; we have a Christmas Party each year.  Collecting ideas throughout the year, we each make 12 (all the same) gifts and exchange them at the party.  I’m strutting a little bit from accomplishment because I made 12 bracelets – yes, I actually finished them!!  I wish I had gotten pictures but there just wasn’t time.  Our party was amazing and now we’re officially on the hunt for our ideas for next year.  All the hubbub of the weekend made me want to work on something simple so I picked this embossed card to work on.  The card is made from Spellbinders Merry Christmas embossing folder and the top header is made using Spellbinders Heirloom Oval.
I used gilding flakes to apply the gold on top of the embossing.  Since it is not a precise method, the result looks shabby  and worn, I love it.  It was as easy as rolling my brayer through a dollop of Metal Leaf Adhesive and rolling over the raised part of the design.  Once dried, I applied 1 wispy sheet of leaf metal on top of the design and brushed away the excess!!  It’s been a long time since I worked with this thin leafing, I can’t wait to try it on a colored background!   For the gold banner, embossed the top part of the embossing folder with gold and cut the banner out then glued down for some contrast.

Stamps: None
Craft Paper
: Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Smooth, Gold poster board
Ink:  None
Accessories: Spellbinders Heirloom Oval, Spellbinders Merry Christmas embossing folder, Sewology Button, May Arts Silk Ribbon, Creative Concepts – Rose Copper Leaf, Speedball Metal Leaf Adhesive Size

Have a wonderful week sweet friends!!  See you soon!

Question Parking Lot:

  • Heather B.December 8, 2014 - 1:00 pm

    How marvelous to have such a great community of fellow crafters to create and commune with. I love gold leafing for the holidays.ReplyCancel

  • Veronica F.December 8, 2014 - 1:02 pm

    Becca this is such a beautiful card. I love the contrast between the shabby and worn look and the bright gold. I’ll have to find some gilding flakes and try this method. Thanks for your inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Ann RobbinsDecember 8, 2014 - 1:03 pm

    This is so beautiful Becca. Love it.

  • ChelseaDecember 8, 2014 - 1:05 pm

    Becca, this is so beautiful! So elegant!! I love what you did with the gilding flakes! Beautiful!!!ReplyCancel

  • Maureen KDecember 8, 2014 - 1:10 pm

    Hello Becca,
    I’ve seen the embossing folder advertised but thought that it did not look too attractive, wow was I wrong. This is beautiful xxReplyCancel

  • DKDecember 8, 2014 - 1:14 pm

    Becca: How simply gorgeous is you card. I am always amazed when crafters extend themselves beyond their traditional genre. Now that you’ve sufficiently teased us – your followers – about you making jewelry venture, I am sure that me and others would love to see the bracelet. Maybe you could picture the bracelet on the arm of one of the twelve sister crafters (I am certain none have take their bracelet off!). Perhaps, sometime in January please consider crafting the 13th bracelet and photo it. Then, you would have a bracelet to wear. Wishing you a safe, festive and blessed Christmas. -DKReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenDecember 8, 2014 - 1:15 pm

    LOVELY!!! I SWOON when there is GOLD!!!!!!!!! LOL ;)ReplyCancel

  • Nancy LorenzDecember 8, 2014 - 1:24 pm

    How beautiful and I so love the leafing technique you used! Lovely Becca!ReplyCancel

  • MaryannDecember 8, 2014 - 1:31 pm

    Absolut stunning card here again Becca. I just love this gorgeous card with the white and gold, that looks sooo amazing.ReplyCancel

  • Dottie DavisDecember 8, 2014 - 1:42 pm

    Very pretty! I love gold on white…so classy. Its nice to see cards that aren’t so detailed you can’t make but one for all the time it takes. Thanks Becca for sharing your creations with us!ReplyCancel

  • Ruth UKDecember 8, 2014 - 1:54 pm

    This is just lovely Becca , so clean and Christmassy !
    Gorgeous gold and a technique that looks stunning!

  • JuneDecember 8, 2014 - 2:07 pm

    Becca I am having a major problem cutting foil paper and I already use wax paper to help.but still not working and don’t want to wreck anymore is there trick to cutting foil?ReplyCancel

  • Mary H.December 8, 2014 - 2:09 pm

    Absolutely stunning & gorgeous. Thanks for explaining how you did the gilding flakes. I have some, but have not tried it yet. This yielded a fabulous result for you, and love that oval topper. Have a wonderful week. Big hugs & blessings.ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthDecember 8, 2014 - 2:32 pm

    Hi Becca, This is truly beautiful, I love how you have applied the gilding flakes over the embossed areas, and the banner is gorgeous, love it !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Joni StonekingDecember 8, 2014 - 2:40 pm

    This is just so totally gorgeous, I may have to get some leafing our of storage to play with. Love that embossing folder! Thanks, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • KathleenDecember 8, 2014 - 2:52 pm

    Oooohhhh, so very, very elegant and pretty! Wow!!ReplyCancel

  • ElaineDecember 8, 2014 - 3:00 pm

    Oh how beautiful Becca,
    God bless
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • DebbieDecember 8, 2014 - 3:05 pm

    Very lovely card!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn ClarkDecember 8, 2014 - 3:29 pm

    Absolutely stunning! Thanks for sharing. God bless.ReplyCancel

  • Karen M. RothDecember 8, 2014 - 3:51 pm

    Looks gorgeous! Gold is my favorite color. Where do you find the gold leaf paper?ReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)December 8, 2014 - 4:02 pm

    Soooo elegant! Love it!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • MarciaDecember 8, 2014 - 4:29 pm

    Elegant, stunning, absolutely Becca. Love it.ReplyCancel

  • vicki dutcherDecember 8, 2014 - 5:56 pm

    You just make serious beautiful creations! TFSReplyCancel

  • Claire HDecember 8, 2014 - 7:52 pm

    Beautiful! I love simple elegance—doesn’t clutter the focus of the cardReplyCancel

  • Mary KuligowskiDecember 8, 2014 - 9:51 pm

    Hello Becca! I love the gold gilded tree!!! Thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Janet CastleDecember 8, 2014 - 10:34 pm

    Beautiful glitzy look!!,ReplyCancel

  • Beth NormanDecember 8, 2014 - 10:45 pm

    Beautiful. The embossing is striking. I’m sorry you didn’t take a photo of the bracelets. It’s nice to have friends to share art time with. I’m having two girlfriends over for a nice dinner and then a Christmas concert on Thursday. We met when I moved to Sarnia (Ontario) in 1999 when we started to work on altered books, and now we are doing the Gelli Plate with loads of projects in between.ReplyCancel

  • franDecember 8, 2014 - 10:47 pm

    OMG, I have been waiting for something like this, this is brilliant, I love the gilded look, so posh, you are feeken amazing!!!ReplyCancel

  • Robin WardDecember 8, 2014 - 11:08 pm

    Hello Becca….I have been following your beautiful demonstrations of Cards for some couple of years now…. and never cease to be totally blown away with the end result designs you come up with!….It is positively breathtaking to see some of your beautiful designs….Thank You!…. for sharing so much about your work… is so stimulating!
    I have followed your sadness in your life and have felt and prayed for you during this time…just know there must be so many that have followed your story and felt the same as myself!
    Just wanted to let you know you are thought about often by so many….you give strength to so many I would envisage…..
    Kindest Regards……. RobinReplyCancel

  • Mrs BDecember 9, 2014 - 12:57 am

    Hi Becca. It sounds like you had a great time with your crafty friends, and I love the present idea. This is a beautiful card, so pretty and what a wonderful bow! Take care.ReplyCancel

  • Clare WDecember 9, 2014 - 12:58 am

    Classy, classic and chic – lovn that bow!!ReplyCancel

  • Jacquie JacobsDecember 9, 2014 - 1:27 am

    Absolutely stunning Becca, love the use of the Gold Leaf, so effective.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  • margaret driscoll UKDecember 9, 2014 - 3:32 am

    Hello Becca
    O dear! another from Spellbinders that I NEED!
    Absolutely beautiful !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Love it Becca
    Thank you for the helpful tutorial too!
    Take care
    Love MargReplyCancel

  • Mau xxDecember 9, 2014 - 4:23 am

    So Elegant and classy! I didn’t have much success with my last gilding but this encourages me to try again.

  • ConniecrafterDecember 9, 2014 - 9:00 am

    Gorgeous, very elegant looking, so sad we won’t see the bracelets.ReplyCancel

  • Delphia Kay McbrideDecember 9, 2014 - 10:53 am

    Awwww I love this one I would love to hear from u I miss our group heard I was a topic glad to know u guys still think of me. This is one of my favorite cards!!!ReplyCancel

  • EveleneDecember 9, 2014 - 12:21 pm

    The gilding flakes applied on the embossing give this card a very elegant look. I hope, Becca, you show us how you did it in a tutorial, if you don’t mind. Your brilliant card ideas are always amazing.ReplyCancel

  • SandeeDecember 9, 2014 - 6:33 pm

    Wow this is so gorgeous! I love the gold and white combination! Such elegance!ReplyCancel

  • Leslie MillerDecember 10, 2014 - 3:27 am

    Beautiful! The gold is just lovely!ReplyCancel

  • JenniferDecember 12, 2014 - 3:48 am

    lovely card Becca, you always seem to get your embellishments just right x x xReplyCancel

  • CarolenDecember 13, 2014 - 1:24 pm

    Beautiful Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Glynis pageDecember 15, 2014 - 3:48 am

    Becca your work is amazing. Just love everything you do :-)ReplyCancel

  • JOYCE ANDERSONDecember 18, 2014 - 4:16 pm

    Hi…Looking everywhere (spellbinders, etc.) for instruction or better yet,
    Tutorial by Becca for the Beacon St Chapel you recently posted.
    I’m off and running to make at least 5 for my daughters by Christmas.

    Joyce AndersonReplyCancel

  • Linda TaylorJanuary 1, 2015 - 7:58 am

    Simple yet a striking card. Very classyReplyCancel