Monday, 3 August 2015


I love the classic combination of black and gold, so that's what sprang to mind as soon as I saw that this month's House of Cards challenge is Metallics.

I decided that I would use this lovely Thank You die with gold metallic card, and that I would give a lovely gold finish to the edge of the black layer using a Tonertex pen and metallic foil from Foil Play, but what to embellish it with? All my brads seemed too small and dull, my metal charms and embellishments  are currently all silver and bronze, and any more die cuts would detract from the words.

Then I remembered - Peel Offs! I'm sure I can't be the only crafter who has a massive hoard of them, having bought like crazy when I first started crafting and then found that I only ever seem to use simple borders and the occasional corners and words. But being a fan of butterflies and dragonflies, they feature heavily in my peel offs collection - so it wasn't too difficult to find something suitable. Plus I've had a lovely half hour of crafting nostalgia sorting through my old supplies - I really must lift some of them out and make better use of them. They might even come back into fashion!


PaperToots said...

Hello Onions and Paper! I've just discovered your blog - would you like to buy some Onion Paper?
Hee Hee! Jane x

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Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

That's a stunning card Jane, I love it :)

Mynn xx said...

LOVE this beautiful card! The gold & black combo is totally wonderful and I adore the texture on the gold elements! Thank you for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Veerle said...

Hi Jane, very beautiful card you have made. You really made me laugh with your post. When i started making cards beginning of 2013 i too bought a huge load of peel off's but soon thereafter i started to embroider on my cards and using 3D images so there they are all stacked up in a folder LOL The same with all my embroidery yarn and my 3D images because i moved on to more difficult read more intresting techniques fairly fast. Still have to make my metallic card.
Hugs Veerle

sue t. said...

Peel offs- girl you are going retro huh?!!?? Love your black and gold with a touch of something old and something new! Thanks for joining us at the House of Cards!

Michele K. Henderson said...

Jane, I love how striking this gold foil looks! Beautiful card and a great design! Thanks for playing along with us over at House of Cards!
Take Care!
Michele, HOC DT

Karen said...

That is one seriously classy, stunning and oh so beautiful card! Very clever use of the dies and anything that helps or inspires me to try and shrink my hoard of peel offs I am very grateful for. Thank you so much for entering our August Metallic Challenge. I hope we see you again for the September challenge Karen P (DT House of Cards)

Monika Reeck said...

your peel off Sticker is stunning Jane
love butterfly too
and you are not alone
my silver and gold sticker stay calm in my drawer as I never used it again
it was bought 2009 hehehe
Great card my friend
Thanks for joining HOC this month
see you again next month
hugs, Monika (HC DT member)
(you are not on my commenting column but I want to visit you my sweet friend Jane)