Friday, 16 September 2016

Christmas in September for That's Crafty Challenge Blog

Hi everyone
For our new challenge theme over at That's Crafty Challenges it's all gone a bit festive as our theme for the next two weeks is


As you can see I have gone with a non traditional styled card and I have been playing with some of Seth Apter's fabulous products to create it. There is a lot of sparkle and foils on it but try as I might I just cant get the camera to pick it up.
The background was a piece that I had used to clean paint off my brayer, to it I then added some gilding flakes that I embedded onto the surface with gel medium.  I then ran it through Seths embossing folder - Grid Iron. Next I roughly applied some tacky glue over sections of it and rubbed on foils in bright pink and gold, sadly on the photo these don't show up to well. I randomly stamped some Christmas words.
With some of the left over card I die cut Seth's Robo Star die and painted over then all with spectrum noir crystal clear sparkle pen. I cut it all again in black card that I had flicked gold paint onto to add some outline definition once added to the background. I tied on, with black cotton, the smaller of the star so it swings from the larger star. I twisted some thin wire around the bottom and added some sequin stars. A Tim Holtz's Christmas chit chat sticker finishes it off.

Hopefully this close up shows the foils and sparkle a little, and it is only a little, better.
Now we would love to see your Christmas in September makes and if you choose to play along with us you could be the lucky winner of a £20 voucher to spend online at That's Crafty.
You will find some fabulous Christmas inspiration from my team mates and all the details HERE
See you all soon
Amanda X


  1. Oooh look at the colours on this,soooo beautiful. I was looking at those foils and wondering if they were worth getting, after seeing this they probably are!!
    No.1 fan hugs

  2. Gorgeous textures and sparkle (glad you showed the close up) which makes the colours look so rich.
    Avril xx

  3. I love this Christmas colour combo and I am a sucker for shimmery goodness, fab card

  4. The colors you chose are lovely! I really like the abstract look with so much texture. I bet it's fun to touch! I would immediately pop this into a frame as part of my Christmas decor.

  5. This is really fab Amanda. Amazing texture and colour and I like the contemporary style too.
    Fliss xx

  6. Wow Amanda, this is chock full of inspiration! I absolutely love it!

    Lesley Xx

  7. Wow - fab use of Seth's products! I love the texture and the layering! You have achieved so much depth and dimension and the colours are just brilliantly chosen! A great piece to look at! Enjoyed it a lot!

    And thank you so much for the lovely comment on my project!
    Claudia x


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