Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Silver and Gold and All Wrapped Up!
So far I am staying "on target" with my commitment to the CCC13 Splitcoaststampers 2013 Christmas Card Challenge- my goal is at least twenty cards per month and here is the first one for the month of February (a few days early but I still need to make the additional five cards). I have found that making sets of 5 to 6 per design is working well for me so far and hopefully, I will be able to mail my cards this year :-)
I decided to incorporate a few other challenges – the PP129 CAS Sketch Challenge at The Paper Players as well as the Splitcoaststampers CC407 Color Challenge- Silver, White and Gold and used a two-tone embossing technique that I have not tried in a while....
Again, if you have not visited any of these sites yet, check out the Design Team Samples and the other entries at both- more inspiration than you can imagine!!
Use the Big Shot™ with the Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder to emboss a piece of Silver Metallic cardstock. Layer this onto Whisper White and again onto More Mustard cardstock.
Use the Embossing Buddy® to de-static a piece of Whisper White cardstock and stamp the tree image using Versamark™ ink. Apply Silver Stampin’ Emboss® Embossing Powder ( I used a plastis spoon to apply the silver to the star areas), then gently tap off the silver embossing powder. Do the same thiung with the Gold Stampin’ Emboss® Embossing Powder- apply this to the rest of the image and gently tap off the embossing powder (the gold will not adhere to the silver areas). Viola! Two Tone Embossing :-)
Heat with the Heat Tool and once cooled, mount onto More Mustard cardstock.
Add the Gold Satin Bow to finish off the card- now that's fast and easy compared to most of my cards- now off to make the other five :-)
Stamp Sets: Snow Swirled
Paper: Whisper White, More Mustard, Silver Metallic
Accessories: Big Shot™, Lacy BrocadeTextured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Embossing Buddy®, Heat Tool, Silver and Gold Stampin’ Emboss® Embossing Powder, Gold Satin Ribbon (from my stash)
Thanks again for stopping by- have fun this week stamping and creating!!