Last week I talked about the latest technology for cardmaking - the GoPress & Foil, so this week I decided to go a bit retro and revisit peel-offs. Yes, that's right, peel-offs. I kept a good supply in the shop so I know they are still useful and are pleased to offer them as something of a lucky-dip clearance. For my first roll out I have Christmas themed peel-offs and here are some sample cards using peel-offs which I hope will give you some inspiration.
Card #1 Bauble tree. This was from a strip of green baubles however, peel-offs can be coloured with alcohol or permanent pens. Best for this are the lighter coloured peel-offs such as silver.
The green glitter border was made by putting fine glitter onto red line tape. (Red Line tape is heat resistant so you can heat emboss it too). The glitter on the baubles and stars is Twinkles glitter glue. I used a cocktail stick to draw out the red to look like little flames and to shape the gold into the stars
Card #2 Rainbow Merry Christmas - I layered the peel-off onto a piece of John Next Door double sided sticky sheet and added different coloured fine glitter. I then trimmed it, removed the backing, stuck it onto white card and mat and layered it onto gold card.
Card #3 Music bells - I stuck the peel-off onto white card and coloured it. I then used Glossy Accents to give it a shiny finish. The lines around the peel-off and each side of the music score were drawn using Creative Expressions coloured pva.
Card #4 Cracker, Pudding and Mistletoe - I keep off-cuts of Fusible Film with Angelina Fibres added for texture, from my previous projects as I find them very handy. So, as they are fairly flat, I stuck the peel offs onto them then trimmed, matted and layered them onto a coloured area of my base card. As you can see the result is wonderfully unpredictable but very beautiful.
I hope you have some fun trying these 'retro' ideas.

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