Thursday, 22 November 2018

Foiling and Christmas Greenery

Happy Thanksgiving day to my American Blog friends....

I was inspired by two challenges to make today's Foiled Christmas card.....
PaperArtsy's challenge this fortnight has been Foiling....
Tons of inspiration to be had, from very creative crafters over on the blog.
I have enjoyed learning different ways to use foiling and I am enjoying the posts.
CAS Watercolour  challenge this month is Christmas Florals and/or Greenery,
which inspired me to make a Christmas CAS card.

The gold frame has been die cut several times to add dimension .
I crumpled up the foil first to add a little vintage look to it, before adhering it 
to the frame, with a double sided sticky sheet, which I also die cut.

The foliage in the background has been stamped onto the card base 
and the holly in the foreground die cut and water coloured.
I used the die cut shown and snipped into it for the holly.

I finished off with some white acrylic splats, little red novo drops for berries 
and stamping the sentiment in black ink.
The die cut holly and the gold foiled frame has added depth and dimension 
and I so enjoyed making the card.
Thank you for finding time to stop by 
and for all your kind comments, which I really appreciate.
Challenges I would love to enter.....
PaperArtsy's challenge Topic 20 - Foiling
CAS Watercolour  challenge - Christmas Florals and/or Greenery
Stamplorations CAS Challenge without the optional twist


37 comments:

Liz said...

Gorgeous card, Mac. I love the design and all the dimension. xx

Diane said...

Wonderful foiling, colors and design Mable.

Hugs diane

aussie aNNie said...

Love the foiling something I have not tried as yet. Beautiful card Mac full of lovely dimension and colors.xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Oh just look at that rich rich gold, traditional Christmas with those lush green and reds. Beautiful card Mac & what a handy die, very sweet in design.
Warmest of wishes Tracey xx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is beautiful, thanks for the ideas!
Wishing you and all a Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Christine Alexander said...

gorgeous Mac, foiling is on my list of things to do, such a beautiful layout with the holly and the frame.

kiwimeskreations said...

Love that foiled panel Mac, and the overall look of dimension you have achieved with the layering and die cuts over the stamped background. A stunning card
Blessings
Maxine

Sue said...

Beautiful card! I love the shine on that lovely frame and how you used the holly triptych. I hadn't thought of cutting it apart!

Marcia Hill said...

WOW...this is GORGEOUS Mac!! That gold foiled frame is sooo pretty and I love the way you cut out the holly and berries and added to the frame...absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! :0)

Trina P. said...

Gorgeous! Amazing dimension. That gold foiling shines brilliantly. xx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

So beautiful, love the crushed foil and dimension, also love that holly die and the touch of red. Just lovely.
Faith
x

cuilliesocks said...

Oh my Mac, I think this is stunning, I love the gold foiling and the shape you've molded it into and the greenery is beautiful, love it, Kate x

Susan said...

Great idea to snip the holly out of that die - never thought of that, and it definitely gives more use to it. Love the gold foiling - such a gorgeous addition to the greenery. And a great combination of stamped and watercoloured elements!

pam said...

Beautiful foiling on this gorgeous card Mac.
Pam x

TK said...

Great gold accent! Love the crumpling of the foil first

Papercraft Boutique said...

Gorgeous card with amazing dimension, Mac! Love that you gave the gold foil frame a vintage look and that you made the holly out of the tri-window holly die-cuts. Layering the die-cut holly over the stamped holly is a brilliant idea. And with all these elements, you made the card CAS.
Hideko xx

Loll said...

STUNNING card Mac! LOVE the gorgoues shine from your foiled antique frame. Crumpling the sheet adds lots of creases and "age" to your design. So cool and creative, my friend! Speaking of that ... great way to stretch the use of that holly die with using snippets for your foliage. LOVE this card! xx

Ros Crawford said...

This is so beautiful...sigh. I adore the gold foil and that holly looks so real!! Wonderful colouring and even the berries look real... It's gorgeous!

PaperArtsy said...

Oh Wow Mac it's beautiful! What a lovely card to make! ~ Leandra

Viv said...

Such a beautiful card and love that pretty die too Mac ;) Viv xx

Bo┼╝enA said...

Such a festive Mac card! I love the golden, aged frame, it looks really amazing. I also love the twigs of holly, you have so cleverly used the frame with holly, to get these beautiful and delicate twigs. Amazing creation, Mac!
Hugs,
BoznA

Bonnie said...

What a clever use of this die, Mac! I love how you've separated it yet used both elements! Elegant foiling! I need to check this out! A beautiful Christmas card!

Greta said...

Beautifully artistic & festive, Mac!

Marina said...

Gorgeous card - your second photo has captured the shine - and I bet it's very tactile.

Trish said...

A beautiful card!

Karen Dunbrook said...

lovely elegance...
Thanks so much for playing along with the CAS Watercolour Challenge.
:) Karen

Art By Wanda said...

Oh, this is beautiful!!!!!!!!!

Anita in France said...

Wow, Mac ... so gorgeously eyecatching ... love how you crumpled the foil to add the sense of antiqued texture to the frame! The berried holly branch looks as though it's woven it's way through the spaces ... and what a great sense of dimension you've created with the background stamping! It's magical and kind of Narnia-like! Hugs, Anita :)

Sylvia said...

Beautiful golden frame on your card,Mac.Love the wonderful design.

Gr,Sylvia.

*Vicki* said...

Mac, tihs is so beautifully done my friend!! I just love the texture and shine you've gotten on your frame! The delicate piece surrounding it really make this a stunning design! I love it! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving my friend! HUGS

Julia Aston said...

This is SO gorgeous Mac with that thick embossed gold frame and your wonderful greenery1 xx

nancy littrell said...

Wow...Stunning gold foil on your die cut frame and your beautifully colored die cut holly with Nuvo Drops berries. You even got a bit of stamping under the frame and holly. A beautiful inspiring Christmas Card, my friend. TFS and joining us at STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge. Hugs..Nancy

Linby said...

That's so pretty and delicate, beautiful work.

Ina G said...

ooooooooooooooooooooooooh! I am loving what you have done here. So much awesomeness M.

Pat said...

This gold foiling is beautiful Mac and love the watercoloured holly die cuts you have added over the top of the stamped pine branches. I have some foil but so far have not been very successful in using it so must go and take a look at the blog to get some ideas on 'how to'. This is a gorgeous card. x

butterfly said...

Such a lovely, elegant card - the spray of greenery is a beauty.
Alison x

cm said...

Oh my stars! Another gorgeous card to feast my eyes on in the STAMPlorations CAS gallery! Your foiling...swoon!
~carol