Happy Christmas Friday,
Peace, as they said in the sixties (and probably still do!) these days it seems to be a classic Christmas sentiment. Today's card uses only one die the peace die from Sue Wilson as all of the decoration and shine in this card is made with the glitters and embellishments. Now my long term followers will know I am not usually a glitter person however I have found the Polished silk glitter so easy to use that I seem to be using it all the time (good job Christmas is on the horizon!)
I started today's card by die cutting a sheet of cardstock onto which I stuck a double sided adhesive sheet. I due cut the piece just once in the centre of the GC so that only the top sheet of the adhesive was cut. This then allowed me to pull off the sections of the die cut individually. I wanted to use three coordinating shades of the glitter so I started by removing the backing from all the pieces within the shape and rubbed the copper glitter into these. The joy of the polished silk is that you scrub the which means that all excess comes off and when you add the next colour the excess doesn't contain any of the first colour (I hope this makes sense!) I then took the backing off the Peace section and rubbed in the lightest gold, followed by the outside onto which I added a light copper.
I hope this shines through in the pictures on everyones screens as in real life the colours really show differently.
The remainder of the card was made to show this piece off and that fact that whilst the topper would make a beautiful small card the addition of the ribbon, bow (sorry Lydia!) and the embossed background of Vintage Gold card, you can make it into a large card for a special someone.
Sue Wilson Peace die
double sided A4 sheets
Polished silk Glitters (gold set)
Swirling Holly A4 embossing Folder
Gold Silky Crush ribbon
Notes: To answer a few questions asked this week, on the wreath card I just kept cutting the Holly Sprigs die until I got fed up so cant say how many I used (as I had to cut about 100 for Ally Pally, it's a glamorous life I also had to cut over 500 pine bough die cuts) Best advice on this one is to cut them till your arm aches and just use as many as you need to get the fullness required, they are always useful and I have a bag of ones I have cut for further Christmas Projects and they are great for last minutes cards and decorations.
The foundation card that everyone has been asking about is form Creative Expressions and comes in loads of colours. It is available through Create and Craft and is usually featured on the Creative Expressions shows. However if you click HERE you will be taken to the CE website which lists all local shops and online retailers that have the card (and other CE products) available.