Bright Hopes Glimmers In Gold

I finally opened up my Bright Hopes set that has been waiting patiently for me to try it for over a month!  It was time, and I had the perfect card in mind for it!

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I absolutely love the bold and classy images in this set, and they were calling out to be heat embossed!

Bright hopes gold  Bright hopes gold 2

Birght hopes gold treeMy Two Cool cards are nearly identical this time, mostly because I was really enjoying this layout!  It's all golden and glimmery and looks so elegant on the deep, rich Bravo Burgundy and Always Artichoke holiday colors.

The tree and sentiment were stamped in VersaMark Ink, then heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder and the Heat Tool

I embellished the front with Rhinestone Jewels, colored to match with a burgundy colored permanent Sharpie.  (You could also use a mixture of coordinating refill inks and Crystal Effects painted onto the jewel.) 

My favorite part of these cards, however, is the beautiful gold embossed background!

Bright hopes gold backgroundI used the pretty flourish from Creative Elements.  I'm loving this stamp with embossing SO much, as is evident in my post on Simply Stunning Backgrounds created with that particular stamp.  This is just one of the reasons that Creative Elements is my favorite catalog set this year!

Next, I used the shimmering Brushed Gold card stock with the delicate designs of the Lace Ribon Border Punch to add a pretty border layer on each side.  It frames the focal point and really gives the card a clean and finished look! 

You can create the same card by purchasing all the supplies at my Online Store!

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