Sunday, December 3, 2017

Creation Station is Going Wild for Metallics

December's Creation Station Blog Hop has arrived and this month the theme is "Metallics Gone Wild."  I love metallics, they are perfect for gorgeous holiday boxes, cards, or tags.
The most glorious paper in the Holiday Catalog is the Champagne Foil Sheets.  They are a luxurious color and when embossed ... WOW they are stunning!
This season making small packages with the Window Box Thinlits is a must when wrapping special gifts.  The Holly TIEF mixed with the Champagne Foil Sheets takes an ordinary box, card, or tag from nice to GORGEOUS GLAMOUR.
If you are going to emboss your box you will need to run each of the cut Window Box pieces through the Big Shot in two sections.  I emboss the top/bottom piece and then I reposition the folder to texturize the side panel sections.  
For the box bow I made a dimensional flower out of the Foil Snowflakes.  To make the flower I used three snowflakes, two gold and one silver.
  1. Take one gold Foil Snowflake and with pair of Paper Snips clip a straight cut between two arms of the snowflake to the center.
  2. Twist/spiral the clipped edge in on itself and continue to spiral around to create the first few inner rows of snowflake petals.  
  3. Secure the spiraled snowflake with hot glue on the bottom.  Here's a good tip:  squirt a blob of hot glue on a Silicon Mat.  Press and hold your spiral in the glue until it sets.  Once set and cooled peel it off the mat.
  4. For the next layer of petals take a silver Foil Snowflake and clip a straight cut from between two arms of the snowflake to the center.  
  5. Instead of spiraling around a couple of times like the first snowflake, just spiral far enough to overlap two of the snowflake arms.  For this step I used Fine Tip Glue because the hot glue was too thick and would show.
  6. Take the second snowflake and hot glue it directly on top of another gold Foil Snowflake.  
  7. Hot glue the first tighter spiraled snowflake to the center of the other two layers.
  8. Add a Clear Faceted Gem to the very center.  My gem is stuck on top of a small blob of hot glue to raise it up a bit. 

The base of this card is Thick Very Vanilla with a layer of Copper Foil.  A bit spendy for a card, but for a special occasion why not?

I stamped one of the greetings from the Pining for Plaid Paper Pumpkin Kit on Shimmer White Card Stock with Fresh Fig Ink.  A quick cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits and my greeting was ready to layer onto my card front.  Tucked under the greeting is an upside down Foil Snowflake.  For me, I love the mix of white with the off white tones in the ribbon and the back side of the snowflake.  Who says neutrals have to be matchy matchy?

The top embellishments include a Green Sprig and Boxwood Wreath.  I trimmed both of them to fit the Silver 1/4" Ribbon tie.  The final touch was to add a few Silver Glimmer Paper berries cut from the Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies.
Pull out your metallic papers, ribbons, and accessories and create sparkling works of heart for Christmas and New Years.  Your family and friends will be delighted.

Your next stop for this Metallics Gone Wild themed hop is with Sara Levin.  She is just the best, totally adorable, and has some crazy amazing stampin' skills.


  1. Such opulence, Elizabeth. Your projects are just stunning and glamorous. D xox

  2. Oh my goodness Elizabeth, these are so rich and regal. As Denita says ... such opulence. These are just stunning! xx

  3. "Gorgeous Glamour" is right! These are over-the-top beautifully done.

  4. Elizabeth - These are so amazing! I first saw on Facebook. You are so creative!

  5. Stunning, stunning, stunning! And did I mention stunning? And by the way -- the flower from the snowflakes -- genius!!

  6. Just 'Wow' Elizabeth! Just sooooooooo stunning, they are really beautiful!