Monday, August 9, 2021



Tonight I'm taking part in a weekly blog hop, with some of my Stampin' Up! team mates and friends, showcasing Stampin' Up!'s Christmas products.

The card I am sharing with you this week resulted from a challenge I issued to myself.  Stampin' Up! has released a rather lush Silver Foil Specialty Pack of papers/card.  I was disappointed, when I opened the pack, to find two of the three sheets of foil paper have distinctly purple tones.  I wanted silver!

I have incorporated all three of the "silver" sheets on my card, to convince myself I can still use all the tones, despite my initial disappointment.  The panel of Peaceful Place Designer Series Paper has been attached to a mat of the lighter of the two purple metallic papers.

My photography skills, when it comes to metallic/reflective surfaces, leave a bit to be desired!  Here's a closer shot of the tree, which was cut from the lighter purple sheet, and the tinsel from the darker purple.  The tiny baubles on the tree are die-cut from the lightest (and only true silver) of the three sheets.  I have used the new Christmas Tree Dies.  Truly, the card looks distinctly purple in real life.

On a strip of the darkest foil, I stamped the sentiment in Versamark ink, and heat-embossed it using white embossing powder and my heat tool.  It's a bit tricky to get a crisp image on metallic card stock, using a photopolymer stamp ... I can now see it slipped a little.  The sentiment stamp is from the Sparkle of the Season stamp set, and I cut it out using the versatile Messages Die.

This photo gives you a closer look at the beautiful new White Glittered Organdy Ribbon, too.

I added some Subtle Shimmer Sequins to my card, to complement the metallic elements, and the silver shiny detail in the background paper:

Next up on tonight's blog hop is Caroline Manwaring.  You will be taken to her blog, if you click on the button below:

If the link is broken, or if you'd like to see a comprehensive list of all participants in this week's blog hop, you can go to Tina Gillespie's blog.  Tina is co-ordinating our shares this week.

Listed below are all the products I used to make my card.  If you live in Australia, and would like to shop with me for your Stampin' Up! supplies, you can get to my online store by clicking on any of the thumbnail images below.

Product List
Heat Tool
Messages Die


  1. Wow another stunning card and I just love the use of the three different silver foil sheets. Your arrangement of the tinsel and baubles are perfect Christine.

  2. Christine you have done a stunning job of using and showcasing the three different silvers. On your card the work together beautifully.

  3. Well, I think you've rocked this self-challenge! The card looks very luxurious and beautiful. You've combined the three metallics so wonderfully.

  4. Ooh good on you using all three of those foils in one card and nailing it! The white embossed sentiment looks great on the foil too.

  5. Lovely card, Christine. The shades are very apparent when compared to the silver foil in the background DSP. I'm not a fan, I have to say.

  6. Christine you are very brave to have set yourself that challenge ... and very talented to have pulled of such a stunning design!

  7. Well my friend, challenge set, and challenge met! I love how you put all 3 of the "Silvers" together. To layer all 3 on that DSP you have done a stunning job and I can see the slight purple tinge in the photo so well done on the photography too! I like your card and I think anyone who receives it will too! I don't think they will mind the silver not being quite silver! Your card is gorgeous!

  8. You've done a great job using all 3 of the silver foils together. I love your card, it looks like a wonderful wintery scene.

  9. Even though you WANTED silver you've still created a beautiful card and I love how you have used the DSP as the background

  10. Despite your disappointment in the pack of “silver” foil, you’ve managed to create a very lovely card. Good on you for creating and acing your personal challenge!