Mixed Metals are on trend right now, so I love the Year of Cheer Suite from our new Autumn Winter catalogue. If you haven’t seen it yet, you’re in for a treat. We have some mixed metals washi tape in different widths, Champagne Foil Sheets (which is a gorgeous blush colour that you have to see in real life), stunning Specialty Designer Series Papers in four different foiled patterns and coordinating foil doilies and gold and silver charms.
I wanted to make a sweet and simple Christmas card using this beautiful Suite. I believe there are the Christmas cards that are all out, over the top, extravagant makes of wonder for those special few, and then there are the easy to replicate cards which are perfect for batch making.
Mixed Metals Christmas Card
So to make this card, I cut a 10cm x 13.9cm card front from the Champagne Foil sheets. I then ran it through the Winter Wonder embossing folder to make the giant snowflake. Cheating a little, I used the snowflake from the Swirly snowflakes thinlits die and cut it out to make an individual snowflake. That was adhered over the foil snowflake using a Glue Dot.
I stamped ‘Joy’ in Basic Grey ink using the Cheers to the Year stamp set…
I cut the Joy greeting into a long banner, and snipped the ends into a flag point. Then I scored two lines at an equal distance from the centre of the greeting, about 7mm apart. I bent the lines to form a raised banner (see the photo below) and adhered that over the top using a Glue Dot at either end.
Then it was just a few of the Metallics Sequins dotted at either corner with a Fine-Tip Glue Pen.
A very simple Christmas Card but I hope it’ll shine on the mantlepiece of its recipients.
What do you think of the mixed metals trend? Is this a favourite Suite of yours too? I can’t wait to see what you make with yours. Don’t forget to share your makes on my Facebook page or tag me on your Instagram photos.
Happy Metallic stampin’