The card I started the other day–but couldn't complete because I actually ran out of both Gold Foil and Gold Glimmer paper and had to order more–could now be completed!
I started by embossing a Basic Black matte with the Pine Bough Embossing Folder. I got to use my Viva Decor Inka Gold Old Gold! I used my finger to apply the metal gloss paint to the embossed pine bough. Though I tried initially to avoid smearing the paint on the matte itself, in the end I decided that I didn't mind the additional smears! After applying, I buffed the paint with a paper towel.
Next I stamped the sentiment from the Tin of Tags stamp set in Versamark and heat embossed it with Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder. To add even more gold to this matte, I "flicked" my Gold Wink of Stella pen to add several gold sparkles.
This matte was adhered to a Gold Foil matte with Fast Fuse and then adhered to a standard Basic Black card front using Dimensionals.
The Pretty Pines Thinlits were used to die cut pine pieces from Basic Black and pine cones from both Gold Foil and Basic Black. The pine pieces were adhered to the embossed matte using Glue Dots and the pine cones were adhered over top of them using Dimensionals.
A Whisper White matte was cut for the inside of the card and two of the pine stamps from the Christmas Pines stamp set were used to stamp on the bottom of the matte using both Basic Black and Tsukineko Delicata Golden Glitz ink. Since Stampin' Up no longer carries gold or silver inks, the Delicata inks are the ones I love to use when I need metallic ink! Both the gold and silver are very rich and metallic! I flicked my Gold Wink of Stella over this matte as well before adhering it with Fast Fuse to complete the card.
I love the drama of the black and gold in this card!