Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Mistletoe Friends Again

Hello, Crafters.

This year I am so much better organised than I have been for the last few Christmases - do you remember the one I was still making my Christmas cards on Christmas Eve? Never again!

I only have another fifteen cards to write out today and post, and that's me finished!

It's really unusual for me to get them done this quickly; I generally finish up having to pay first class post because I'm lastminute . com!

Today's card is gold, gold, and more gold, but what a wonderful selection of goodies we have to play with. 

I think the Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate gets very neglected, but it packs such a WOW! product!

The base of my card is Very Vanilla Cardstock (CS), with a layer of Gold Glimmer Paper and a top layer of Very Vanilla CS. 

I took a piece of the Foil Acetate that's exactly the same size as the top Very Vanilla layer, and adhered the two together using the Fine Tip Glue Pen.

I did this by putting a small dot of Glue in each corner and a fair amount underneath the two areas that I knew would be covered by the image and the sentiment. 

Considering the amount of Glue I was able to use in these two areas, I don't really think I needed to put any in the four exposed corners! 

I was pleasantly surprised at how little the corner Glue can be seen - see the last photograph.

I heat-embossed the snowman stamp, and the sentiment from the Mistletoe Friends Stamp Set using Gold Embossing Powder on Very Vanilla CS.

Then I layered them on a piece of Gold Glimmer Paper,  and then on to a piece of Very Vanilla CS.
I attached them both to the acetate layer using Dimensionals.

Inside the card I added a layer of Gold Glimmer Paper and a layer of Very Vanilla CS, but was at a loss how to decorate it!

Maybe I'll add a strip of Acetate on top of a strip of Very Vanilla CS, and then on a strip of Gold Glimmer Paper, although I'm not sure how wide I'll make it!

Disappointingly, my printer didn't arrive yesterday! 

As they say, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is! 

The only exception I've ever come across is joining Stampin' Up! which is everything it says it is, and more! 

Anyway, my printer will be here on Friday - disappointing but it's fine!

That's about it from me today. Until tomorrow, happy crafting,



  1. Oh my goodness, Jan, this is one very classy looking card! and I LOVE this stamp set, but I swear NOBODY could ever make it look this good ... only you! You're so right about the Fabulous Foil Acetate (love that stuff too!) being overlooked ... it really does seem to be! I think I'm just going to have to case this one! It's brilliant! Thanks so much!

    1. Hi, Geraldine. I'm so pleased you like today's card. I really wasn't too sure if I'd over-one the gold, gold and more gold! Yes, it's such a shame about the Designer Acetate because it adds so much to a design with the minimum work it involves! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

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    1. Many thanks, Susan. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.