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I don’t know what to think about this card!  It sounded like a really good idea at the time, but well, not sure I know what to think of it, it’s definitely the funkiest Christmas card I’ve ever made, quite possibly the funkiest card I’ve ever made!  But I’ll let you decide for yourself.

It started with two challenges, Bah Humbug wanted to see something metallic this week and Crafty Hazel wanted silver on our cards, so naturally I thought of aluminium foil!  Like you do!  I also looked to see what the Jingle Belles were asking for this week and found they had another great sketch to follow.

Yes, not only did I use kitchen foil but I also ran it through a couple of  Cuttlebug embossing folders too.  It embossed really well but was very difficult to work with, very easy to tear and very flimsy too.  I cut a couple of pieces of scraps and wrapped  the foil around them for a bit of extra strength before sticking them to the card blank.  But as I’d used two pieces I now had a join to cover so I had to stretch the bounds of the sketch some what, as the first horizontal strip directly under the circle wasn’t supposed to go all they way across.  Both DP’s were free digital downloads  from Shabby Princess, the little pieces of glitter card were tiny scraps I found in the scrap box.  The sentiment was a freebie from a UK craft magazine, as were the glittered fabric snowflakes on the left.  The little glitter tree is by Jolee’s.

Card Recipe:

  • Card: Michaels card blank ~ Glitter card
  • DP: Free download from Shabby Princess
  • Ink: DI Peeled Paint
  • Embellies: Jolee’s Glitter Tree ~ Vellum sentiment by Papermania from UK card magazine ~ Gems from Michaels ~ Snowflakes from UK card magazine too.
  • Tools: Cuttlebug ~ Snowflake and Swiss Dots embossing folders

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Challenges:

Bah Humbug ~ Metallic

Crafty Hazel Christmas Challenge ~ Seasonal Silver

Jingle Belles ~ Use the sketch (I stretched it a tad, hope that’s OK!)

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