Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Silver and Gold and All Wrapped Up!

Hi Stampers!               
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!!

To create this easy CAS card:

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  

 Ink: Versamark™

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!!


Donna Earley said...

Hi Julie,
This is so beautiful! How do you get the silver and gold embossing powders in just specific areas without them mixing?

Karen Rogers said...

Just love your card & the 2 tone embossing is sensational - thanks for sharing

Julie Gearinger said...

Thanks Donna!! I have updated the instructions a bit- it is very easy to achieve the two tone effect. I first applied the silver (using a plastic spoon) to the star areas and then applied the gold over the rest of the image. The gold will not adhere to the silver and once the entire image is covered, heat set with the Heat Tool:-) It is very easy and Stampin' Up! used to have a video tutorial but I could not locate it on the Demo Site. Thanks again for visiting and your lovely comment- Have a great week!

Brian King said...

This is gorgeous, Julie! Good luck with your Christmas card challenge. Sounds like fun! Thank you for playing along with The Paper Players this week! Brian

Ann Schach said...

Gorgeous, Julie! Your bow is a masterpiece! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Absolutely stunning, Julie! That bow is fabulous and the two toned embossing looks awesome. Can't wait to try that out....thanks for sharing the technique. Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)

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