Friday, December 9, 2016

Year of Card Techniques Blog Hop - December

Our year of hopping is almost through, if you've not gotten the chance to hop and comment each month, click on the links below to take you to the posts.

Where has 2016 gone?  I cannot believe it's month twelve of a Year of Card Techniques? 

Here are the links in case you missed a month:

January - Emboss Resist Technique
February - Ink Layering Techniques
March - Inlaid Die-cutting
April - Shaker Cards
May - Spinner Cards
June - Step Cards
July - Watercolor Cards
August - Baby Wipe Technique
September - Mixed Media
October - Black Magic or Joseph's Coat
November - Vellum and Acetate

Be sure you've hopped and commented on each month for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Stampin Up or (Winner's Choice)

This last month of the year we are focusing all our attention on metallics, whether it's foil, embossing powder, inks or cardstock, anything metallic and since it's December we just had to make it holiday too.

Now on with my projects, and I have a few today.  

First up is a card made using some sparkling metallic glitter paper.  

For this one I used pattern papers that were leftover from a kit . . . the perfect way to use up your scraps.  I also used a distress tools to make that harsh edge on the ivory cardstock.  I really let my die cuts do the work on this one.  

And my next card used metallic cardstock . . . 

I started by creating my watercolor piece which . . . although you can't see it . . . has a metallic tinge to it.  I used Ken Oliver products for this piece. 

I do love the gold and turquoise metallic paper.  

So here is the lineup in case you get lost along the way.  

Thanks for hopping! 

Hope you find some time to be creative.  

Supplies Used - Noel Christmas Wishes
Stamps:  ornaments4Christmas (The Stamps of Life)
Ink: Licorice (The Stamps of Life)
Paper:  Cityscapes (Graphic 45); Desert Storm and Ivory Cardstock (Neenah); Gold Glitter Cardstock (American Crafts);
Accessories:  Ornament Club Die and Ornament Dies Two Set (The Stamps of Life); Gold Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Supplies Used - Blessings Fall Like Snowflakes
Stamps:  Six Sayings (Stampin' Up)
Ink: Ultramarine Blue Colorburst and Metallic Sky Liquid Metals (Ken Oliver); Versamark
Paper:  Metallic Stack (DCWV); Solar White Cardstock (Neenah); Designer Series Paper Stack (Stampin' Up)
Accessories:  White Embosssing Powder (Hero Arts);  Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)  


  1. Beatiful cards, Debbie. But then all your cards are beautiful. It was a pleasure hopping with you. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  2. very pretty cards! I like the ornaments very much.


  3. Wonderful cards Debbie like always. It was a pleasure hopping with you all year long and hopefully next year too. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

  4. What a great job you did. Your cards are lovely. It was a pleasure hopping with you this year.

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  5. Amazing cards Debbie!
    I struggle with using foil paper. You did a great job.
    Thanks for hopping with me this year.

  6. Both your cards are beautiful! I'm a big fan of turquoise and putting it with the gold is absolutely perfect. Happy holidays!

  7. Lovely cards. I really like how you distressed the edges of the ivory mat on the ornament card. I will have to try that.