Sunday, December 9, 2012
Lacy Snowflakes- Two Challenges in One!
Another week has passed by and I am thankful I could spend time in my craft room!! I decided to create another Christmas card using this week’s CQC166 ColourQ’s Challenge, and since it is monochromatic, it also qualifies for the HSSCC147 Hand Stamped Sentiments Monochromatic Challenge. If you have the time to visit the Challenge sites, again, each site provides such inspiration and it is amazing how the themes and colors can be interpreted in so many different ways! I just love our craft :-)!!
This card utilizes heat embossing- do not be intimidated by your heat gun:-) The initial steps will allow you to create four separate cards – a great way to maximize your stamping time!
De-static a piece of Midnight Muse, Tempting Turquoise and Pacific Point with the Embossing Buddy®. Stamp each of the four snowflake images using Versamark™ ink onto each piece of cardstock and heat emboss with White Stampin’ Emboss® Embossing Powder.
Once cooled, punch the images out using the 1 ¼” Square Punch and layer onto Cool Caribbean cardstock. Use the paper trimmer to trim around the squares and repeat the layering/trimming process again using Midnight Muse cardstock.
Use the Big Shot™ to emboss a piece of Whisper White cardstock with the Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder. Attach the 3/8” Midnight Muse Stitched Satin Ribbon strip and mount the background panel onto Midnight Muse cardstock.
Adhere the snowflake squares with SU! Dimensionals™, add the stamped sentiment banner, rhinestones and triple ribbon bow to finish off the card.
Stamp Sets: More Merry Messages, Lace Snowflakes (retired)
Ink: Versamark™, Midnight Muse
Paper: Whisper White, Midnight Muse, Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise, Cool Caribbean (retired)
Accessories: Big Shot™, Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folders, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy®, Stampin’ Emboss® White Embossing Powder, 1 ¼” Square Punch, 3/8” Midnight Muse Stitched Satin Ribbon, Rhinestones
Thanks again for stopping by- I hope all of you have a blessed week and find some time to relax and create !