.... Hi! Well, we've reached the last Saturday in the month - I can't quite believe how fast January has gone by!! But it means that it's time for our Stash/Technique challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown - 52CCT04-16. I've called this a Stash Challenge, but it could equally well be called a Technique Challenge. I want to see you use FOILING/GILDING on your Christmas/Winter cards. Here's my card:
Stamps: Uniko - Simply Said Christmas; Stampin' Up! - Embellished Ornaments
Inks: Versmark; Versafine - Onyx Black; Brilliance - Galaxy Gold
Dies: SU/Sizzix - Delicate Ornaments Thinlets
Accessories: SU Card - Basic Black; White Lustre Card; I Craft - DecoFoil Foam Adhesive; Gilding Flakes - Frost Leaves; Silver Embossing Powder
My card is really clean and simple. There's a video at the bottom showing one gilding technique and there are a couple more on the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown blog. I used an ornament die to cut the foam adhesive into shape. I peeled off one of the protective sheets and placed on some gilding flakes. I like this colour - it's mostly silver, but has shades of gold, copper and green contained in it. I then used the scrubby piece to burnish the flakes into the sticky foam. To create the frame on the card I used double sided adhesive tape. I removed the protecting film and adhered the flakes - simple! It can be a bit messy and you don't want a fan near you otherwise you'll be covered in flakes. I finished the front with a simple silver embossed greeting. On the inside I cut a panel of white card, stamped some decoration in gold and finished with a Christmas greeting.
Here's a close up of the actual Christmas ornament - showing all the variation in colour and the shimmer too!
Do visit our blog to see more inspiration cards from the rest of the team. See below for the video: