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Metallic Stars
3 kinds of metal and 3 kinds of ribbon...

This paper was unopened, but the gift was fairly large (the box is about 28" long, and 5 or 6 inches square), so I wanted a big piece. Though the paper itself was medium quality, I thought the design was very nicely done, and would appeal to someone whom I felt had a preference for clean design.

metallic star wrapping paper; silver bow and star; golden mylar tassel; metallic copper snowflake mesh wire-edged ribbon, layered on vintage ivory and brown ribbon, copper plastic ornament; hot glue, tape; 01jan24, sony ILCE-7C, sony 90mm macro, f/2.8, ev -0.3, 1/100s, ISO 100, WV: daylight; rotated, cropped, scaled in gimp

One of the things I like about the wide brown mesh ribbon with gold wire edges and copper snowflakes printed in glitter is that it co-ordinates really well both with brown and metallic colourways. To echo the contrast between the white background and star outlines, I did a triple layer of wide cream ribbon with dark brown over it, covering both with the widest yet mesh; then combined copper, silver and gold decorations for the intersection.

Closeup. Basically the same settings as above, except 1/125s (instead of 1/100s).

To celebrate the 12 days of Giftwrapping, I'm using this page to collect them together. Enjoy:)


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2nd in a series of blue-with-bronze-stars giftwrap 31dec2023


Take 2 on this gorgeous burgundy paper... 29dec2023


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Autumn themed giftwrap for the solstice. Or Xmas. Or mebbe the new year, actually.... 01jan2024


brown, bronze, and gold giftwrap on ivory paper 27dec2023


bronze, brown and rich blue giftwrap 26dec2023


2023 burgundy gold gift 25dec2023



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