For a change this week I'm going to show what I've been doing instead of what I've bought and my Workspace this week is a bit messy as I decided to make a couple of Christmas cards and (big mistake here) use gold leafing flakes.
If you think glitter's a bit of a pain don't go anywhere near this stuff. I love the effect you get but it clings to everything and this is one example of a little definitely going a long way - on my clothes, on my shoes, on the floor, all over the table etc, etc.
I bought the stamp from a local craft shop that was closing down - as if I needed another Christmas stamp - as I wanted to do a stained glass window effect and the design was just what I needed. Stamped on acetate, added double-sided adhesive sheet and piled on the flakes.
Hard to see the effect in the photos because of reflections but I took a couple of close-ups as well.
The first one is different shades of pale gold.
Whilst the second has a darker, richer look - I prefer the second one with the rose tones and will probably mount it on dark red/burgundy card.
Must admit that Christmas cards are not my favourite cards to make, I have a shoe box full of stamps (mostly unmounted) and at one time made all my own but now I only make a handful of 'specials' - would rather play with my inks and paints than start a production line. Like this stamp though and will get out some of my background papers and have a go on those.
Last week on Julia's massive blog hop over at Stamping Ground I was 50th on the list, lets see what number I am this week.