So far in my sneak peeks of new products we’ve had beautiful paper, a couple of stamp sets and some dies. Today I wanted to show you the amazing Merry Melody 3D Embossing Folder. I don’t know if it’s an excerpt from an actual piece of music, but it still looks great as the background to this Christmas card.
This project began with the Merry Melody 3D Embossing Folder. I didn’t have any idea what I was going to make, just that I wanted to try out this new product. As it’s a 3D Embossing Folder I took my 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Very Vanilla Card and lightly spritzed it with clean water. Then I placed the card inside the embossing folder and embossed it.
While I gave the card a minute to dry I cut a 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ piece of Basic Black Card. Then with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I mounted the embossed piece onto it.
By this point I’d decided I wanted my card base to be Real Red. So using my Paper Trimmer I cut and scored the card, then folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder. I used liquid glue to fix the mounted embossed layer onto the front of the card base and set it aside.
The embossing is so striking I wanted to do more of it. So I embossed a 3/4″ x 5-1/4″ strip of Very Vanilla Card. I glued this strip down the right-hand edge of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Very Vanilla Card and then added a 1/8″ x 5-1/4″ strip of Basic Black Card. Finally I fixed the assembled layer inside the card base.
Going back to the Merry Melody 3D Embossing Folder one last time I embossed the flap of a Very Vanilla Medium Envelope and sit aside with the card base.
HOLLY AND BERRIES
Now it was time to start working on the focal point for my card and the red and black had me thinking about Santa and Christmas.
So I pulled out the Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set and coordinating Poinsettia Dies. Initially I thought I’d make up a poinsettia embellishment but instead I reached for the small holly leaf die and the berry sprig.
Looking for something other than card my eyes settled on the new 2021-2021 In Color Shimmer Vellum. So from an Evening Evergreen piece I cut three holly leaves, and from a Polished Pink piece two berry sprigs.
The holly looked great but the berry sprigs needed a little extra work. This was a simple task as I used Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers to colour the vellum. On the stems I went with dark Evening Evergreen and on the berries I used dark Real Red. I even left a bit of the Polished Pink showing through on each berry as a highlight. Then using Mini Glue Dots I attached the leaves and berries to the card front, followed by a loop of gold Simply Elegant Trim.
All I needed now was a sentiment and I chose the elegant “Merry Christmas” from the Poinsettia Petal Stamp Set.
Using VersaMark ink I stamped the sentiment onto a 3/4″ x 4″ strip of Very Vanilla Card. Then I sprinkled the sticky ink with gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and tapped off the excess. After removing a few stray specks of powder I then melted the rest using my Heat Tool set on 2 (high).
Finishing the card was simple.
Using liquid glue I mounted the sentiment onto a 7/8″ x 4″ strip of Basic Black Card . Then I attached the assembled piece over the holly and berries with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Job done.
I’m very impressed with the Merry Melody 3D Embossing Folder, the embossing is so crisp in real life. What’s more, as the music isn’t specified it would work on projects for any occasion. Now if I could only remember to attach the embossed piece the right way up. Oops!