Saturday 30 January 2016

52CCT - Stash ....

.... 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:

Season's Greetings - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

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.

Season's Greetings inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Here's a close up of the actual Christmas ornament - showing all the variation in colour and the shimmer too!

Season's Greetings detail - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Do visit our blog to see more inspiration cards from the rest of the team.  See below for the video:



Julie said...

Simply Stunning!I like the black background.
Julie t

Sharon Traynor Designs said...

Fantastic card. Love the drama of the black against the guilding flakes.
Sharon xx

Fabiola said...

C'est magnifique Déborah, quel joli scintillement, biz

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