Hello!  It’s stash challenge time again at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown.  This week we’re pulling out the metallic papers and cardstocks and using them on our Christmas or winter cards.

The amount of time it took to actually make today’s card was a lot less than the time I spent pondering what to create!  Finally I settled on a very old sketch from the OWH Stars & Stamps sketch archive which fit this snowman image, and I decided to use some of the copper cardstock I’ve unintentionally been hoarding ever since Stampin’ Up discontinued it several years ago.  I heat embossed the snowman and used an embossing folder on the copper cardstock.  I added some sponging and a bit of direct-to-paper distressing to the designer paper.  The paper already had a distressed look in the bottom left corner, so I tried to match the look all the way around the panel.

 

And there’s one more card to add to the stockpile I’m creating to send to Operation Write Home in the fall.

What kind of metallic paper will you use for your card?  Be sure to share your work with us at the 52{C}CT site by 1:00 p.m. Eastern time Friday, February 28.  We’d love to see what you create!  Thanks for stopping by today.

Supplies:
Stamps: A Beautiful Season (Stampin’ Up)
Cardstock: Naturals White, Brushed Copper (SU); “Jack Frost” designer paper from Blitzen collection (Basic Grey)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (SU); VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Other: copper embossing powder (Ranger); Snowflakes embossing folder (ProvoCraft); sponge

8 Responses to “52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown – February stash challenge”

  1. ta carte est vraiment très sympa et original, tu n’es pas resté classique avec ce thème et c’est une réussite, biz

  2. I think this is sooo beautiful Patricia. It has a vintage feel to it and I just LOVE that copper paper. Happy weekend. Hugs D

  3. This is SO pretty, Patricia! LOVE the sketched feel of the image and I adore the texture you added to the metallic paper strip! HUGS and have a wonderful rest of your weekend! :) Mynn xx

  4. Love that copper card, cleverly embossed to enhance the metallic effect. Great job on the distressing too. Fab card.

    Louise xx

  5. I do like the sketched look to the snowman, the copper is really super.

  6. This is so lovely – the copper cardstock was the perfect choice. Hugs, Gill x

  7. I love this card, it’s so elegant. Love the embossed panel too – Jacqueline xx

  8. Hi Patricia, copper was a wonderful choice as your metallic, it adds a subtlety and warmth to your fab snowman card! Love the distressed paper! Ruth x

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