When I saw that this week's BH challenge was to use metal I decided to dig in an old folder for something I haven't used in ages. Amazingly I found it - Amy's Remarkable Sheets. I don't think these are available any more, but basically they are small pieces of sticky-backed acetate, from the same supplier as Amy's gilding flakes. So I stamped this Personal Impressions angel on the acetate, cut her out, peeled off the backing paper and covered her with mixed gilding flakes. I wasn't too careful about the placing of them, but I did try to get the silver ones mainly on her hair and wings, and the gold and coloured ones everywhere else.
I wanted her to be the main feature on the card and not be overwhelmed by the rest of the design, so I stamped the shepherds (Paper Inspirations stamp) in grey ink, and in keeping with the metal theme I layered them on some silver mirricard. The text is one of Barbara Gray's Clarity stamps, which I inked, cut and layered in the same way. I had intended to use white for my base card but I didn't like the look of it, so instead I settled on black, but relieved the plain darkness of it with a tiny swirl by Katzel Kraft stamped with a Brilliance starlite black pad, so it is little more than a watermark.
And here is the finished card which I am entering it in the Bah! Humbug! challenge no.11 - Metallic