Today’s card is a very different looking Christmas card. I had fully intended to use at least some patterned paper but in the end the embossing folder won. The finished look is quite striking, even though my photos really don’t do it justice.
MERRY & BRIGHT
It all started when I chose the “May your days be merry & bright” sentiment from the Toile Christmas Stamp Set. I thought it would look nice embossed in white on Night of Navy Card so that’s what I did.
First I stamped the sentiment onto the card using VersaMark ink and sprinkled it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Next I tapped off the excess and removed some stray specks before melting the rest with my Heat Tool set on 2 (high).
From the Cardinal Dies I then took the die that coordinates with the stamp and cut it out. In fact I went even further and cut out two pieces of plain Night of Navy Card with the die too. Then using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I stacked the three pieces together. This would allow me to have dimension on my sentiment without needing Stampin’ Dimensionals.
At this point I decided to create a Night of Navy Card base to go with the sentiment. My plan was to add a patterned layer but here’s where things changed dramatically.
While I was trying to decide exactly what to do I realised I loved the look of the sentiment against the navy card base. So instead of using paper I opted for the Winter Snow Embossing Folder.
I embossed the whole of the front of the card base and then simply used liquid glue to attach the sentiment. Next I embossed the flap of a Whisper White Envelope. Finally I embossed a 1″ strip down the right-hand edge of a layer of Whisper White Card. Then I glued this piece inside the card base.
To complete the card and add a little extra detail I pulled out the Shimmery Crystal Effects. After carefully adding random dots of Crystal Effects over the front of the card base I simply had to set it aside to dry.
So my card ended up very different to how I’d planned, and it might not be to everyone’s taste. But you have to admit embossing folders can really add interest to an otherwise plain card.
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