I'm grateful, thankful, and blessed by the many, many wonderful cards I received for my birthday ... thank you to all who kindly remembered me, and so beautifully!
I've done a true Fusion for this challenge ... I don't think any explanation is due... but a little close-up of the gold is:
Simply, masked half, then swiped the Delicata Gold right from the ink pad!
Supplies: PTI Linen card base, dies and stamps: Spruce and Sprigs, and Holiday words [swiped with Delicata Gold]; Mama Elephant's window. Stamped with Distress Oxides: Vintage Photo, and Fossilized Amber.