Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Mistletoe Paste

     My apologies for a quiet blog these last few weeks, things here have been very busy, sadly not all of it creative but that's life. Crafting can be the most therapeutic pastime for many of us, so over the next few days I'll share some of my creations and spend some time drifting around blogland catching up with everyone else's festive posts.
     I spent a wonderful day with friends visiting Sweet Poppy Stencils for an open day, which is where I bought this gorgeous stencil...and a few others, well it would have been rude not too, right?!
     This image is silver paste on black card, one thing I learnt on the open day is it is much better to have a magnetic sheet under your card and stencil when spreading the paste.....can't believe I didn't think of that before! The other thing I have discovered is not all stencil/masking tape is the same, Stix2 stencil tape is absolutely brilliant, it holds firm but comes off without a single snag on the card.
     Once the paste was dry I mounted it on a green pearl card, the mirri layer is also a very pale green, it didn't look right flat so I used a snowfall embossing folder to give it some texture.
     The last thing to go on once all the layers where done was a sprinkling of half pearls for the mistletoe berries and a silver bow cut with a Sizzix die. There is no greeting on the outside of this card as I felt it would spoil the image, it will also be hand delivered so it doesn't get squashed.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges:
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Anything Christmas for December
CraftyHazelnut's Christmas - Anything Christmas
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - 2017 challenge : June Gems/Pearls/Sequins


  1. This is a beautiful elegant card. I like the green frame and the simplicity. Thanks for joining in at 52CCT

  2. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge. Hope to see you again next time.

  3. A fabulous elegant card. Thank you for sharing at Christmas Crafts All Year Round.
    Kath x

  4. Love how that silver pops off the black cardstock. So good! Thanks for sharing with us at CCAYR. Happy New Year!


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