Friday, 5 February 2016

Shiny, shiny, shiny!

I've been really digging around in the Very Old Stuff this week, and emerged with half a sheet of paper left over from a magazine pull out set, and an unmounted bauble stamp that came in a grab bag many years ago - I think it's a PSX design - and has never seen ink before.

I stamped the bauble, then instead of colouring it in, just coloured the bow with a soft pencil. For the rest of it, I highlighted various areas using a Tonertex pen and gently rubbed different colours of foil over them - the pen and foils are available from Foil Play. I had intended wrapping ribbon around the stamped panel, but then I had a flash of inspiration and used a strip of double sided tape instead, foiling it to match the bauble. "Brads" of metallic Candi appear to hold the panel in place.

It's so hard to catch the glorious shine of the foils in a photo, especially on a gloomy day, but by standing on one leg and leaning over to one side, I  think I managed it in the next photo. Unfortunately I do my photos by the kitchen window, which looks out onto the street, so I did get a few funny looks from passres by.

I'm sharing this with

Sweet Stampin Christmas - Bows 
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Foils or gilding flakes
Christmas Card Challenges - Anything Goes


  1. Beautiful Jane - blingtastic, in fact!

  2. Really lovely card and I love how you used the foil!
    Thanks for playing with us at 52CCT, hope you will join us again! Kaja

  3. So lovely! Yes, I know exactly what you mean about standing on one leg trying to capture that elusive ray of light :-) Thanks for joining us at 52CCT, April x

  4. This is gorgeous Jane. I love your foiling and thanks for the link. That's a beautiful bauble I'm sure you'll be using that again now it's out. Well done using up stuff too. Barbxx

  5. Such a pretty ornament! I love the bit of gold. Thanks for joining us at the Christmas Card Challenge this week!

  6. It can be so hard to get a good picture but you managed to. Such a pretty ornament. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges.

  7. Another great card!
    Thanks for playing with us at again Christmas Card Challenges this week!
    Monica - CCC DT

  8. This is lovely - I really like the way you used foil to highlight specific areas on the ornament. Great work. Thanks so much for playing along with our challenge here at 52CCT this week! Deborah DT

  9. WOW! This is stunning! You have certainly been on a roll!! love it <3


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