greeting cards

Foiled Christmas trios

Whenever I make anything there are the inevitable odds and ends that are left over and they tend to get unceremoniously dumped into a convenient box and forgotten about. Over time I had accumulated at least four such piles and I decided it was time to have a sort through. Nothing much got thrown out (it rarely does), but I did manage to tidy some of it away and reorganise the rest into two small boxes.

At the bottom of one of the boxes were these bells, baubles and reindeer. I think they must have been made around the time I was testing the Deco Foil transfer gel — which means they’ve been sat there for four years… I figured that was quite long enough and turned them into these three cards.

I found some matching embroidery thread, attached it to each of the die-cut pieces and then mounted them on a piece of card with some thin foam tape to give them a bit of dimension. I wrapped the thread around the back of the card and fixed it to the card base. It needed a little something extra so I drew some faux stitching around the edges.


  • dies:
    Waltzingmouse Stamps – folk art Christmas additions
  • stencils:
    Dutch Doobadoo – A5 stars
  • foil:
    Wow fab foil – bright gold
    Wow fab foil – bright silver
    Wow fab foil – red
    Deco Foil transfer gel
  • pens:
    Uni-pin finaliser 0.3 black
  • paper and card:
    Papermill Direct – white hammered
    Papermill Direct white super smooth card blanks
  • miscellaneous:
    embroidery threads

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