This is a Christmas card I made for a Christmas in July team swap (yes! I know! We’re already thinking about Christmas!). My card was inspired by this simply lovely card here.
This is a close up:
I wasn’t sure if I preferred a Very Vanilla background or a Cherry Cobbler background, so I made both to see which I liked best. For those ladies who received my swap, they will know I ended up with a Very Vanilla background 🙂
Now, I didn’t emboss my frame with Gold Embossing powder – I was surprised that I didn’t have Gold Embossing powder in my craft stash!! Of course, I will rectify that problem very quickly, lol! So, my fix for the lacking of Gold Embossing powder was to stamp the image in Versamark ink, then into Soft Suede and then emboss the image with clear embossing powder. It worked a treat!
The colours I’ve used are – Very Vanilla, Brushed Gold, Cherry Cobbler and Soft Suede. And the Sentiment is from Four the Holidays (such a useful stamp set!). With my Big Shot, I’ve used the Labels Collection Framelits, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing folder and Petals a Plenty Embossing folder. My flower is, of course, my favourite new punch, the Blossom punch. And the sparkle comes from the Champagne Shimmer Paint – which i adore!
This is a bit of a different way to use Forever Young. I’ve also used the stamp sets Curly Cute and Pocket Silhouettes. And you can see Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder and the 2010-2012 In Color Patterns DSP Stack plus a touch of Chantilly lace ribbon.
I’ve used two different techniques for this card: embossing and marker to rubber.
This is a close up of the embossing. This time I stamped the clock in Early Espresso ink, then versamark ink and then onto the Subtles Collection Patterns DSP Pack when I heat embossed with clear embossing powder.
This is a close up of the marker to rubber, using the Pear Pizzazz marker and Blushing Bride marker pens.
The colour combo is Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz and Blushing Bride.
I was really inspired by my Secret Santa gift from Rachel Jackson before Christmas. In case you didn’t see her gift, click on this link to see her wonderful creation. I loved it so much, I made a copy of it for a birthday gift, which you can see below. And for another birthday gift, I made a taller version using SU’s Lap of Luxury Designer Series Paper.
For both boxes I used Basic Black textured paper and the stamp set Well Scripted (only available in the current Summer Mini until 31 March 2011) for the sentiment. I also used a vintage brad on each sentiment and the Round Tab punch to tie on the Basic Black Satin Ribbon at the top.
For the sentiment tag on the Lap of Luxury Bag in a Box, I also used a scrap leftover from my sister’s wedding invitations. So it was already embossed with the Big Shot and the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder. And I sponged the edges of the tag with Concord Crush and sprayed it with my new Gold Glow Smooch Spritz – which I adore! Here is a close-up of the sentiment.
For the other box, I used, of course, the same paper as Rachel – Love Letter DSP with a Very Vanilla tag, which I had sponged the edges with in Basic Black.
Have you noticed I love this stamp set? lol! Well, at least I know the little girls who I make these cards for love it!! This one was for another school friend of my daughter’s 🙂
I’ve used the cardstock Elegant Eggplant and Pretty in Pink. Plus the inks White Craft, Black Staz On, Elegant Eggplant, Pacific Point, Pink Pirouette and Certainly Celery. I wheeled the standard Dreams wheel in White Craft over the Elegant Eggplant cardstock (love the white on Eggplant!) and then I sponged on the pony’s background using the Pacific Point, Pink Pirouette and Certainly Celery. I stamped the pony in Black Staz On and then cut out her out and coloured her in using my blender pens and ink pads. A touch of two-way glue and Dazzling Diamonds sparkled her up!
The butterfly was made by using the Big Shot with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder and then the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die – a little bit of two-way glue, a touch of Dazzling Diamonds and a little bling and away she flies!
And a close up of the sentiment, using the Oval and Scallop Oval punch with some non-SU bling.