Saturday, 10 November 2012

Merry Christmas Embossed....

Today's card is my version of the one we created in Crafty Creations yesterday.

A lot of the ladies all had this lovely Christmas Tree stamp & wanted to recreate one of the cards Naomi had made using the stamp - sorry don't have a photo of the original.

After coming home & in the middle of preparing tea, I had an idea pop into my head on how to recreate a card that was similar using SU! Lovely as a Tree.  I'm really happy with the way it turned out, especially the background & the greeting on the front which I repeated for the inside.  Mind you, I sort of come across this from making something I wasn't going to like...... , but then that happens so much when stamping.

Measurements -
Base Card - Very Vanilla - 8 1/4" x 5 3/4" or 8 1/4" or 21cm x 14.5cm
Layer 1- Gold Glitter Paper - 5" x 3 3/4" or 13cm x 9.5cm
Layer 2 - Whisper White - 4 3/4" x 3 1/2" or 12cm x 8.5cm

Supplies -
Stamp Set - Lovely as a Tree, Petite Pairs
Ink - Versamark
Cardstock - Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Gold Glimmer Paper
Accessories - Snail Adhesive, Shimmer Paint, Embossing Powder - Gold, Heat Tool, Sticky Strip
Non- SU - Thread, Paint, Pearls, Gold Paint, Glad Wrap

I stamped direct onto the piece of Whisper White Cardstock with Versamark, poured Gold Embossing Powder over the top, tapped excess off & heat set with Heat Tool.

I then proceed to mix a tiny bit of Gold Paint that I had lying around into a little bit of Frost Shimmer Paint.  The amount of Gold Paint I started out with was a about a small pin head & then built from there.  I didn't want too much gold as I just wanted it to blend into the background.  I spread this with a piece of Glad Wrap which I just scrunched into a ball.

For my sentiment, I wanted to emboss it in the Gold, but as I previously stated, didn't like the look after tapping off the excess.  I then proceeded to brush all the Embossing Powder off the sentiment & was left with the faint image.  It looks a little like stamping off a couple of times with ink, except I've done it with Embossing Powder

I tied the Thread around the bottom of the card twice, tied a bow & adhered to the Gold Glitter Paper with Sticky Strip.

The whole piece was adhered to the Base Card - Very Vanilla with Snail Adhesive.

To finish it off, I adhered Pearls to the top & bottom.

All in all, a very simple, easy card, but am so happy with the final result!

Until next time, have a great day!

1 comment:

Kris McIntosh said...

What a stunning card. Love the glitter, especially for Christmas. Your background is really pretty too.


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