Friday, 8 November 2013

More Joyful Christmas Cards

Another quick post tonight and it shows you another card I made using the Joyful Christmas Stamp set from Stampin' Up!®

I'm really enjoying colouring this set with my Aqua Painter and Classic Inks, and I tried a little experimenting on the background with this one using a combination of the Gold Ink and Gold Embossing Powder on a dry embossed background. 

Inks colours are Rose Red and Wisteria Wonder on Whisper White card stock. I found using Wisteria by itself just a little  too monotone for my liking. You can see more of the background detail in the next photo. As in my other cards, to gain dimension, I stamped and gold embossed the flower image twice, fussy cut it - once with the entire flower and once with just the centre set of petals. I tied some linen thread around the dimensional that was used to pop up the top layer. Champagne glass glitter was sprinkled over Tombow glue for the very centre of the flower.

To achieve this effect I first dabbed the gold ink pad directly onto white card stock. After drying with my heat tool, I then patted a Versa Mark pad randomly over entire background and sprinkled with gold embossing powder. I heated this and then put the card through the Big Shot using the Pretty Print Embossing Folder.  Next both Wisteria and Rose inks were sponged randomly over the background. (I always squint at my work when trying to balance areas of colour as I find this a good way to see tones rather than shapes)

If you would like further information please feel free to contact me via my Demonstrator Web Site and if you would like to reproduce this card or make some similar cards you can order all the products on-line at my on-line store.
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Until Next Time


  1. Thank you Linda S. I've been off line for a while, but hope to get back to the card making this week. I hope you have had a joyful Christmas season and best wishes for the New Year.


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