|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):