November 12, 2014

25 Day of Christmas Tags - Day 10



Day 10--Wow!

As we move through the 25 days you have a new opportunity to enter for the prize draw every single day! The main prize draw 
HERE has five opportunities for you to enter and all the other days from Day 2 on you have one opportunity a day.  You also have an opportunity every day to visit my guests and comment on their blog posts for yet another chance. As long as you enter on or before November 27th 11:59 pm EST and follow the entry guidelines.


  


 



   



I hope you're enjoying the series this year. When I started planning for this year I knew I wanted to have more guests and bring in more inspiring tags.  This response to my outreach has been phenomenal! I am feeling so inspired by my guests in terms of new tag ideas and translating these tags into Christmas cards!

Today I am so pleased to have as my guest someone who I have always been in awe of, Cristina Kowalczyk. She is so talented and wrote the book (ha ha) literally on CAS design and most recently The Book of Unknown Americans which is a Goodreads Choice 2014 Nominee.  Here is what she made for us today...






When creating my card for today I fell irrevocably in love with Golden Glitz Delicata ink!
I have had other gold inks before but they are not even close to the incredible coverage and finish of this ink! I have heard all the buzz about it but until I cracked open the case and tested it out I was not a believer!  The picture is not bad, but it is even more gorgeous in person!
 I stamped the ornament in gold Delicata ink, the ornament topper in grey, gold thread for the hanger and gold ribbon to finish it off.

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I am submitting this to Virginia's Lu's Challenge #9 for All Things Metallic.



...and the Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking November Gallery Challenge

For a chance to win today leave a comment below telling me if you have ever tried gold ink and what your experiences have been..

Don't forget to visit Cristina's blog as well for another chance to win.

Thank you so much Cristina for sharing with us today!

83 comments :

Jen W. said...

Must check out that ink. I t look fabulous on your tag! And Cristina's die cut house tag is awesome!

Lynn said...

Oh I love Cristina and your elegant ornament is amazing Tracey.

maria f. said...

Sorry to hear you've been missing ALL THE FUN of Delicata. (tee hee hee) Such an elegant tag today, Tracey. And way to go getting Ms. CAS on board.

Wida said...

both of you did a great job. I love gold so your card is awesome for me and the die cut, clever clean--quintessential Cristina!

Pam said...

I use Delicata gold ink and it is fantastic!

Connie G said...

I have never tried a gold ink- have silver - will have to find this and check it out. Your ornament is just gorgeous.

TracyM #6773 said...

Cristina's tag is SO CUTE with the die cut house as part of the sentiment :)
LOVE your ELEGANT tag with the golden ornament & LUSCIOUS bow - WOW!!!
I have to confess that I have not had much success with gold inks, some have a greenish tinge, others are quite patchy ... I have heard great things about the Delicata gold & silver inks and have them on my list to try :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are both gorgeous! I haven't tried gold ink -- but thinking I should! :)

Isabel Z said...

I haven't tried gold ink yet but it sure looks pretty.

Mary-Anne V said...

I love your gold ornament...heard many good things about this ink. I have a pretty pathetic one right now so I tend to emboss in gold instead.

Lenora Clark said...

This tag is so awesome! I love the house as the O! I have never tried gold ink. I look forward to reading others experiences with it.

Jill Norwood said...

Yes i have tried gold ink and I love it! I have heard wonderful things about the delicata ink but haven't purchased yet! Someday!!! :)

Janet Zeppa said...

So beautiful Tracey! I have Gold Brilliance Ink. I'll have to get Delicata and compare.

Kristie Goulet said...

LOVE Cristina's tag and your tag, Tracey! AND LOVE me some Delicata gold ink! It is so hard to capture the shine and sparkle and gorgeousness of it but you did a great job! Awesome!

Michelle said...

Two beautiful tags! LOVE the gold on your tag and NEED to try the Delicata ink to see what all of the buzz is about!

Tonya Jastad said...

These are beautiful! I tried many gold inks until I found Delicata, I won't be trying anymore because it is the best!

Susi Kelly said...

Both tags are so different, yet both are stunning!

icardeveryone01 said...

So pretty ladies!
=] Michele

icardeveryone01 said...

...so sorry, forgot to answer your question. I have used gold ink but never had good luck with it... I usually just use Ranger Fine Gold embossing powder instead - which is amazing, I think.
=] Michele

Kim Heggins said...

Stunning pair of tags today! I love that house in place of the "O", so so sweet and that gorgeous gold ornament, wow!

Happy Dance said...

I've had a Stampabilities gold/silver split pad, which I've had for 100 years. The silver is now pretty much used up, but the gold still works. I quite like it, and hope they still make it. However, after seeing your tag, I might have to try Delicata! Cristina's tag is so cool and I'm glad she was able to be a part of your 25 Tags. Your tag is elegant and beautiful. Love the gold and bow! Looking forward to tomorrow! Bev

Shelly said...

Such pretty tags!!! Love! I've tried gold inks and I do like them. Though, I have yet to find one I LOVE. Perhaps, I need to try this 'Delicata'!?! ;)

LauraJane:) said...

Golden Glitz Delicata is my Go-To gold ink..LUSCIOUS color for any season:)

Marilyn in Michigan said...

I have the Gold Brilliance ink and it works for me. I will try the Delicata once this is gone. Love your pretty tag...and Cristina's tag too!

sandie said...

Tracey, this tag is a joy!! I didn't know you could get gold ink and I thought this was embossed. It looks fabulous, I bet we can't get that here!!

Karen King said...

Your tag is lovely! I think I have a 20 year old colorbox gold ink pad somewhere! Obviously not used much. I just use gold EP. I'm usually more of a silver person but the delicata might make me a convert!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

I love the negative house used here!

stampwithsandy said...

Another wonderful batch of tags! I have gold ink, gold embossing powder, gold everything and I don't use any of it as much as I should!

Sue McRae said...

Love Cristina's CAS tag and I love the Golden Glitz Ink, it is such a rich and elegant color. And I like that it dries fairly quickly. Any other gold ink I've tried smudges too easy and doesn't dry completely. I need to buy the silver Delicata next.

richardbreaks said...

I have had a hankering to get out the delicata! That's for the inspiration!

diana said...

Lovely tags! TFS ;-)

KT Fit Kitty said...

Your guest's tag is lovely! Great design! Yours is gorgeous too - love the ribbon! My experience with gold ink has not been good so I usually end up heat-embossing in gold instead. Your Golden Glitz Delicata looks fabulous! I'm your newest follower!

laurie said...

Such pretty tags!

Sue D said...

Very pretty ornament card. I have some gold ink but I usually clear emboss over it.

marylouh said...

I have stamped with gold ink and I've used the embossing powder.
the gold ink didn't leave a very strong impression when I used it.
It's not something I use a lot.
Do like the embossing.
Love the house die cut. Clever idea.

Annette Allen said...

oh my so totally awesome and GORGEOUS..

conil said...

Love the Clean & Simple look of your tag. Delicata is one of my faves, too.

KayM said...

Your tag is amazing Tracey! I LOVE that gorgeous bow! Christina's tag is lovely too. I love the little cut out house!

Kim M said...

Cristina's tag is so totally CAS-alicious! But I have to say your tag is gorgeous! I have heard about that brand of gold ink being really good. Think I need to get some myself. None of the ones I've tried have worked all that well. :-). Thanks for enabling me! LOL.

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty tag! I love the look of that gold Delicata ink! I do love gold and have used gold inks. To get a really pretty gold effect I have mostly used gold embossing powder though as the inks I have tried didn't have that great of a look on their own.

My Paper Epiphany said...

The home tag is so clever and the ornament is elegant and CAS bliss!

Sarah Gray said...

I NEED that Delicta gold ink - your ornament looks gorgeous! I tend to use gold embossing powder because I can't get an ink to give me the look I want. Love Cristina's beautiful tag too :)

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS tag, Tracey! In fact, it's my fave so far, and that's saying a lot since every one of your tags have been really amazing! I love the shimmery gold effect of the Delicata ink and your bow is stunning! Thanks so much for sharing Cristina's tag with us, too :)

I have used Delicata Gold and love it...now I want to try the silver version!

Maria said...

So elegant and very pretty! And, love all the fab tags...so fun!

Lindsey said...

You've sold me on that gold ink. Just today I was wishing for gold but not wanting to get all my embossing stuff out. I've thought about the delicate ink many times, and now I'm ready to take the plunge. Love both yours and Cristina's tags today!

Judy1223 said...

Tracey, your tag is beautiful! That gold is amazing! Cristina's tag is warm and cozy...love it!

Heather Thompson said...

Those are so sweet, Love the dies! very asesome, I am getting so much inspiration from this daily hop!!

Lisa said...

Cristina's tags are darling and your golden ornament knocks my socks off!!!

Joyce said...

Your tag is just stunning. I cannot believe that is ink and not embossing. Also, love Christina's tag, too. So much inspiration today. Oh, and the gold ink I have is from Brilliance, and I have always thought it was just fine, until I saw your tag today....

Jean Bullock said...

The tags are lovely. I have tried some gold pigment inks.

Virginia Lu said...

Oh.... this just ROCKS, Tracey! I love the take and your clever use of gold Delicata Ink! Wow...that ribbon is absolutely perfect! Thanks so much for playing Virginia’s View “All About Metallic” Challenge! And congrats again on the Simon Says Stamp Spotted feature! Yay!

ktfabian said...

Two more fantastic tags! Tomorrow is my day in the craft room to use all the inspiration you've provided to make some tags of my own, can't wait!

D- said...

Thanks for sharing your GORGEOUS tag.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Kelly S. said...

I absolutely LOVE that ink, too! (And they make silver too!!) Your golden ornament tag is so elegant :) Cristina's tag is adorable!! Love the little house as a "letter"!

Ruby N said...

I've tried gold ink pad and I love the shimmer but it didn't stamp as well as my other inks. It was the one by Brilliance...I still love it though!

Debbie Lou said...

Have never used gold ink. Your home tag is fantastic!

Jessica Strider said...

Beautiful tags! I've had mixed results using gold ink, so I'll have to try Delicata.

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, I love both of these!

Laura Norris said...

Love Cristina and her work!(books included) So happy to see her as a guest today!

cm said...

Like you, Tracey, I wasn't 'sure' about the Delicata, but after buying a pad a couple months back, there's no turning back! It's gorgeous, as you've discovered, working magic with it on this stunning tag you've shared with us today! Cristina's tag: pure charm! I have a request for her book at our local library; excited to read it! Thank you again for another duo of delights!
Hugs~c

Debi said...

I really like the gold glitzy ink....beautiful

~amy~ said...

Cristina's tag is gorgeous...love the smidge of washi...gotta remember that.

Tracey, I think this is one of my favs of yours! Who doesn't LOVE delicata?! Your tag is WOW.

carol (krillsister) said...

Great tags. When I use gold ink I usually emboss with gold too.

cghundley said...

Wonderful tags!
Love the gold
and the cut outs.
Carla from Utah

Shona Chambers said...

I've heard so much about that ink, its definitely on my Wish List. The ornament looks fantastic and I bet it really does look amazing in person! And I'm loving this series, can't believe I missed it last year!!!

Julia Aston said...

What a sweet cut out house on the first tag- and beautiful gold ornament on the 2nd. I often emboss or die cut gold paper when I want gold - the inks sometimes don't stamp as darkly as I'd like..

Monika/Buzsy said...

Sweet tags. The die-cut house looks great on Christina's... the gold ornament is so pretty on yours, Tracey. Metallic inks are not my friends... my ink pads dry up fast and don't stamp well...

Lisa Petrella said...

Fabulous projects!!! Love them! I haven't used gold ink, but I am loving the look of gold embossing lately.

Karenladd said...

Wow, just gorgeous! I have used gold ink in the past but it doesn't seem to cover very well no matter what brand I use. So I usually heat emboss instead!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

I only tried the Brilliance gold and I like it! but I heard a lot about delicata Lately. TFS

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

I have a gold ink and I don't care for it - I feel that the shimmery part stays on the stamp. I will have to check out this Golden Glitz Delicata ink!

Anita in France said...

What a fab duo, Tracey ... your gold ornament is gorgeous! I have the Delicata ... unopened since the BABES trip ... after seeing your wonderful inspiration, am so looking forward to getting inky with it! Anita :)

Amy C. said...

I haven't tried gold ink. I'm more of a silver lover.

Sandi said...

Tracey your card is stunning!! I am not a fan of anything gold so I have not tried any gold inks. Christina's card is wonderful. I wish I had a little punch or house shaped die cut like that!

Jacquie Southas said...

I love both the Delicata gold & silver inks - they are so deliciously shimmery and beautiful in real life, but hard to capture in a photo.

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

I've had no luck with gold ink... GOld embossing works better fo rme.

Iris said...

I love gold ink but so far, every gold ink pad I've purchased has gotten hard and dry and no good after a very short time. So if I want gold, I emboss with gold embossing powder.
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N Patricia Castillo said...

I have used gold ink (I think it was from Colorbok?) and I used it on vellum. It was lovely...I just tend to prefer silver...

Megan said...

I love the shimmer of the Delicata ink. Going to have to give it a try. I usually just go for silver and gold EP instead.

Chark said...

Nice idea to die cut a tag...would be great for a card too!

Chark said...

gorgeousness!

Indy said...

Your ornament is absolutely gorgeous!

ionabunny said...

Not had much luck with gold ink. Your tag is stunning. Hugz