Today is St Nikolaus in Germany. The kids leave their shoes out so that St Nikolaus can leave them a little gift of normally oranges, chocolates and peanuts! In our children’s school, the PTA helps St Nikolaus distributes these gifts the evening before. So last night I felt like a little German Elf distributing 200 little bags into neatly arranged shoes! I wish I could have seen their faces this morning when they found their little bag of treats! So begins the season of Christmas celebrations! celebrate gold.jpg

I made this card in the spirit of the season so I wanted something bright and sparkly. I first put gold acrylic paste through a Darice stencil, let it dry overnight, and then used it as a resist to sponge in some Distress inks and Momento dew drop inks. I lined the edges of a card with my favourite Washi tape and placed the panel I had first cut with My Favourite Things stitched rectangle from Blueprints 20 set, on it. I cut the blue shiny circle using Simon Says Stamp stitched circle die to add more bling on my card, and finished it with the Celebrate sentiment, also from Simons Says Stamp, which I cut from a gold card stock.


I love how the sponged colours make it look like a colourful flower!

I’m playing along with:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge- Anything Goes

CAS Watercolour Card challenge which has watercolour resist as its theme for December cas-watercolour

Happy Little Stampers Mixed media challenge – Anything Goes hls-mixed-media-challenge

The Mixed Media Card challenge – Gold the_mixed_media_card_challenge-badge

AAA Cards – Christmas aaacards

12 thoughts on “Celebrate

  1. What a delightful creation and I love the bright colours and rich texture.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers and I hope we will see you again in the new year.
    Carol x

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  2. Wow! Love the bright beautiful colours on your card and the gold stencilling is wonderful. Lovely take on our challenge. Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

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  3. Such a festive card. Jumped right out of the gallery at me! Love that washi. Enjoy the holiday festivities. I was really enjoying our abnormally cold temps, but I fear they may be over soon.

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    1. Thanks Maria! Oh no! I was hoping the cold would last too. Have a great Christmas yourself and maybe in 2017 we can organise a craft workshop in Germany. Do they exist? 😉


  4. Gleaming with delightful festive cheer and fun here. What a brilliant technique and so effective. Love those colours and thanks so much for playing along with us at AAA Cards this week. Sarah x

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  5. Love these colors, Gwendolyn! That border is gorgeous with the sponging around the stenciled wreath! We’re doing sponging at CAS Mix Up so you might want to enter it there! Thanks for sharing at CAS Watercolour!

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