Friday, November 24, 2017

baby its *GOLD* outside!

we're actually embracing ALL the metals at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ this fortnight, but whereas copper and silver are equally lovely on holiday cards, they don't work at all as puns, lol! and as it happens, i've gone for the gold this week; or rather the golds, plural, since there are five different metallics on my card! a fact i was verrrrrrry excited about, until i tried to get a decent photograph, and then let's just say NOT. SO. MUCH. so please excuse the funky angle of my pic, but honestly, life's too short you guys!!!

patterned papers: dcwv, autumn leaves, october afternoon + 2 gold embossed giftwraps that i xyroned onto cheap white cardstock to make them sturdy enough to diecut; glitter paper: american crafts POW (gold) and doodlebug (creamy white); tattered poinsettia die: tim holtz/sizzix; doily die: cheery lynn creations; glitter tape and pearl brads: eyelet outlet; adhesives: xyron, elmers brand gluetape, 3m foam tape, sewing machine

so let's count those glittery bits, shall we: the mat of my card (which is repeated as the top layer of the big poinsettia) is a grey and gold glossy paper from a wedding stack that i have honestly used for more xmas cards than anything else; in fact the two white-on-white flourishy papers are from the same source. (if you want tone-on-tone elegance in silver, white and gold... look for wedding stacks!) there's some eyelet outlet glitter gold tape dividing the two panels and some gold-mounted pearl brads to hold the flowers together. there are two different glitter papers... gorgeous gold and a creamy white that i've never quite known what to do with because it's really too yellow for snow, unless you want to make hilarious reindeer cards. (turns out it's awesome for poinsettia layers tho!) there are two gold giftwraps (because YES, i'll save the paper off my gifts if it's beautiful and/or sparkly!) that i backed with thin white cardstock to make them strong enough for diecutting. and i think that's it, altho the diecut doily is a sort of odd golden yellow that tones in rather nicely with all of the above, i thought.

i was completely inspired by the fab current sketch saturday layout (#490):

stephanie has her own gorgeous take on holiday heavy metal... why not hop over to ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ and check that out right this second?!


  1. Very opulent poinsettias, looks good with all the different shades of gold. Loving the stitched detail and I never take a photo of my cards without 'funky' angles, it's quirky ;) x

  2. Funk-a-lish-us Christmas card. Love all the golds, nothing wrong with saving the wrapping paper doesn’t everyone do this??
    Sue. X

  3. STUNNING. I Love the layered metallics. The card is rich, lush and festive. Fabulous.

  4. What stunning poinsettias!!! Love love this regal, stylish design. Hugs, Autumn


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