Hello!  This week is stash challenge week at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.  The idea of the stash challenge is to use those products we have in our craft rooms but that we might not use too often.  Our hostess, Deborah, is asking us to use foils or gilding on our cards this week.

I had to think for this one.  I knew I didn’t have any gilding flakes or any of the foils that are heat set that I’ve been hearing about over the last few months, and I didn’t want to go to the expense of buying something that I may not use again.  Finally I remembered I had some gold foil stickers that I’d bought a few years ago.  I asked Deborah if they would be all right and she said they would count.  So I dug them out and had a go with them.  Well, technically, I had a go with one of them.  Whew.  These particular ornament images are pretty fragile to work with.  But I held my breath and used tweezers to help and I got it down on the cardstock without ripping it.  I did have a small ripple in it, but I was able to work the tip of my Cutterbee scissors underneath it, cut it, and smooth it down pretty seamlessly.  Sigh of relief!  I decided to color in parts of the ornament with my Copics.  Adding in the gold cording was a little tricky but I got it to work.  A layer of shiny gold cardstock between the focal layer and the card base adds a bit more shine.

52CCT 01-30-2016

Since this is “holiday” week at Addicted to Stamps and More, I’m going to enter this card into their challenge, too.

Check out the 52CCT blog and see what the rest of the design team has made.  Then share your own card using foils or gilding by 7:00 p.m. Eastern time Friday, February 5.  We’d love to have you join in the fun and creativity!

Stamp: More Merry Messages (Stampin’ Up)
Cardstock: Calypso Coral, Gold Foil (SU); Pure Luxury Ivory (Gina K. Designs)
Ink: Calypso Coral (SU)
Other: gold ornament sticker (Elizabeth Craft Designs); markers (Copic); gold cord (SU)

5 Responses to “52 Christmas Card Throwdown – January stash challenge”

  1. This is fabulous! I love the pretty ornament and the foiled card mat too! Perfectly CAS and just lovely. Deborah xx

  2. What a stunning card. Great CAS design
    Julie t

  3. That’s a fab gold foil sticker. You’ve made such a lovely card.
    Sharon xx

  4. Elle est trop charmante Patricia, une adorable carte, biz

  5. Oh my god, this is so cute! I love how you coloured parts of the inside of the gold frames. Thank you so much for playing with us at ATSM. Creative regards from stempelfrida

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