Welcome to the Creation Station Blog hop, where this month, everything’s gone wild with Metallics.
Yes, this month Metallics have Gone Wild and we’re showcasing all we can think of to give you an abundance of metallic inspiration.
If you’ve just hopped on over from the talented Andrea Tracy-Tucker then welcome. I hope you’ve enjoyed what you’ve seen already. If you’re starting the hop here, then protect yourself as we unleash metallics on you.
There are so many gift wrapping suggestions at this time of year coming through the door in various brochures, but it was the dark navy with gold that most inspired me to creating this ensemble for you today … which I hope you’ll like.
I decided to use one of the smaller stamps to create a repeated image boarder for this simple little card. I decided to opt for Night of Navy as the base and depth of colour for this combination, coupled with Copper Foil, which I adore! I just wish they would bring back Copper Glimmer paper to complete the range.
I have hardly made use of this fabulous stamp set, Merry Mistletoe, which has been my Mum’s firm favourite this year. She is a new stamper and confirms that it’s a great starting point for a beginner with sentiments and images alike.
The open leaved tree seemed most fitting to mimic the metallic paper from the Year of Cheer Suite, which I used for the sleeve of this cute little triangular gift package. I so love the richness of copper with navy.
Heat embossing the tree added a kind of richness to this set.
Don’t you like the pop of silver with this pattern, which I’ve tried to reproduce on the coordinating card?
Metallics Top Tip
In order to create the pop of silver foil on the card, I used the 1/8″ and 1/16″ Circle punches to punch circles out of scraps of Silver Foil to attach the punch outs as an embellishment. Such a simple and affordable embellishment. You can achieve this effect with any paper or colour Glimmer paper.
I really couldn’t decide upon a sentiment for the front of the card and decided to opt for just a heat embossed sentiment inside instead. The tag of the little gift package said it all with Christmas Wishes.
I’m not sure if you can see it well, but I’ve chosen to top the gift tag with a panel of Copper Foil. I like doing this to half or a section of a gift tag. The sleeve of the gift wraps around the enclosure, which was made entirely out of Copper Foil. You need to be careful when scoring this, to not over score or over burnish the score lines, otherwise the foil will crack off. I was going to put a Navy belly band around this, but saw this gorgeous ribbon on my shelf screaming to be used, so doubled it up with the Copper Ribbon used on the card.
Well, I hope you think I’ve gone wild enough with these metallics and you like what I’ve created and shared with you today.
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