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January 23, 2021

Metallic Christmas card

Happy New Year!  It’s still January, so I guess it’s still OK for me to wish you that dear reader. 

I’m joining the stash challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown this week, where the challenge is to use metallic papers …

I always struggle to get a good photo when I use metallic papers, but they look so beautiful in real life – I just love the result.

I chose two designs of Winter Wonderland speciality dsp by Stampin Up – the black and gold metallic striped background paper is really lush.  I’ve been holding on to this paper for a while, stroking it occasionally but frightened to cut into it, but I think it was worth it for this card…

The reindeer topper was cut from silver metallic cardstock using the Tim Holtz Alterations Winter Wonderland thinlits die set. The trouble with metallic cardstock is it marks really easily, and it was difficult not to get marks on it from the die itself. I decided to use it anyway, thus proving my card is handmade!

I popped up the sentiment strip and reindeer just to give the card a little bit of dimension. A simple design but I’m so pleased with how it turned out.

I hope you will join the ladies over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown and share your beautiful designs with us.

Enjoy your Saturday and have a lovely weekend.

November 28, 2020

November stash challenge

It’s the last week of November and also my last week for hosting the challenges over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown. This week I’ve chosen a stash challenge, to use gilding flakes or foil…

I used two different colours of gilding flakes by Clarity Stamp and two different techniques to add them to my card …

It was hard to capture the colours and shine on camera – it’s been a really dark day here, but I found if I angled the card a little, you could at least see the different colours a little better.

I used flitter glue by Indigo Blu to stamp the tree image and sentiment onto whisper white card and left it to go tacky before adding the gilding flakes…

I burnished the gilding with a scoochy pad, which really brought out the pattern. For the mat layer, I added sticky strip to the edges of a piece of card and added the flakes in the same way as before…

I just love the colours in the variegated gold and copper flakes – they are so beautiful in real life.

I hope you like my card for this week and you are inspired to have a go yourself. If you do, please share it with us at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.

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