Saturday, 26 September 2015

Shiny Christmas

It's very rare I get to make and blog anything these days so thanks to those of you who still bother to visit me - I appreciate you hanging in there!   I haven't managed to play in my favourite challenge for a few weeks, but today's challenge drew me in like the magpie I am - I can't resist the challenge to get something shiny on a card!

I made a couple of quick Christmas cards using foiling as my shiny thing.

This one uses Simon Says Stamps Ornaments set - the technique here is to use FlitterGlu from IndigoBlu (I haven't found an alternative that works with foil) on some cut and dry foam and to apply a TINY amount to your stamp - too much and the foil won't stick - and to give it a minute to get tacky before applying the foil.   Leave the foil on for a few seconds to make sure its drying and then buff with your finger before gently peeling back the foil.   If masking like I did here, don't press the foil over the image in the front or the foil with "find" any bits of glue not covered in the original image!

For this second card I used Hero Arts new Colour Layering Christmas Tree (sorry I know its out of stock everywhere - I have it on back order too) and stamped the bottom two layers with their green ombre ink pad before stamping the final layer with flitterglu as above and foiling with green foil.  I added a gold foiled star and some ornaments and some red baubles with stickles.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set.

Don't forget to have a bowl of water on hand when using flitterglu and wash it off your stamps IMMEDIATELY or it will dry on and damage them.   If you're going to batch stamp, I would recommend washing after each stamping as it dries pretty quick on the rubber.

Catch you later



  1. Fabulous foil effect! Lovely x

  2. Looks fabulous with all that gilding foil - brilliant idea


  3. Nice cards. Have a nice weekend, Ankie

  4. Great use of foiling to create a stunning card!

  5. What a great foil effect on your Christmas tree - this is very pretty indeed!

  6. Love the effect you achieved on that Christmas tree Tara, it's gorgeous!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  7. WOW Tara - both your cards are just stunning, love your flitterglu and foiling!
    Thank you for joining us this week
    "Less is More"

  8. I absolutely adore both your cards Tara!
    They've certainly got the shiny WOW factor. Great images and flittergluing!
    thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  9. Two fabulous cards, Tara! Love that sparkly tree! I don't know how you photographed them and made the shiny show up...I struggle with that!

  10. Two fabulous foiled cards, Tara. I LOVE that tree, the layered image with the shine from the foil looks amazing.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

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