All of my cards today, used silver or gold foil cardstock that I found at my local craft store in the holiday section. I’ve never actually done any real foiling but love that this card stock gives a similar feel. Along with the silver/gold card stock, I also used gold and silver embossing powders to add a faux-foil feel.
For my first card, I used a round star metal die from Ellen Hutson’s Essentials by Ellen line as my background element. After die cutting the circle of stars on a white card panel, I adhered the card panel to a piece of gold foil cardstock. Then I stamped, colored and fussy cut the reindeer. For a little extra sparkle, I added some diamond stickles to his scarf. Then I adhered the reindeer to the center of circle of stars with foam tape. I stamped the sentiment with VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink and then added some beautiful blue rhinestones.
For my second card, I started with a navy blue card panel and die cut a small square that would fit the Joyeux Noel square sentiment. Then I progressively stamped and heat embossed the snowflakes and star images using VersaMark and silver and gold embossing powders. I heat embossed the Joyeux Noel sentiment with gold embossing powder to a square piece of white card stock and adhered it behind the square die cut on the embossed card panel. To finish the card, I adhered it to silver foil and a white card base. For extra pop, I added drops of diamond stickles and a scattering of stars from my favorite star embellishment mix called Cassiopeia. I have been using this star mix on almost every holiday card that I have created this season…LOVE!!!
For my last card, I wanted to use the Joyeux Noel stamp set with the Noel Word Die that was in the last release. This clean and simple card was a quick card that you could easily mass produce.
- Die cut the shadow word die from gold foil cardstock. Die cut the skinny word die from blue sparkle/glitter cardstock and adhere together.
- Stamp and heat emboss several stars with VersaMark and gold embossing powder so that the stars shine around the Noel word die.
- Adhered Noel to the card, add some of the lovely Cassiopeia star mix with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.
- Finish the card, by adhering the card panel to gold foil cardstock. For a little extra pop, add little dots of diamond Stickles.
So there we are friends! Three faux-foil cards for the holidays using the beautiful Joyeux Noel Stamp Set and Matching Noel Word Die. I hope you enjoyed my cards today and it inspires you to use your supplies in fun new ways.
Big Paper Hugs!