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Sunday, July 02, 2017

Oh What Fun, Softly Falling, Embossing Paste Technique, Christmas Card

I try not to post Christmas cards early, but I wanted to share this card with you that I made for the Stamping Extravaganza a little over a week ago.  

The technique here is the "Embossing Paste".  I was at my table showing people how easy it is to work with this paste.  To color it, to make it even more textured, to add glitter, to die cut it, to stamp on it and many other things.  It's a fun and versatile product.  I have worked with other embossing pastes but I find this one to be super smooth, it has the consistency of cold cream and a light hit of paint.  The smell is not overpowering and you can only smell it if you put your nose right up to the jar.  

For this card I die cut 3 circles. You can die cut one large circle, square or even an oval.  I just needed a template so I could lay down a layer of the "Embossing Paste".  I sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds glitter on it while it was still wet.  Someone referred to the effect as "making your own glitter paper". I set the sheet aside to dry while I got the rest of the card ready.

The base of this card is a folded half sheet of Whisper White cardstock.  Next I cut a piece of Real Red 4" x 5-1/4".  On top of that layer is a piece of Whisper White cut 3-7/8" x 5-1/8".  I textured it using the "Softly Falling" embossing folder.  

Next I cut a piece of Real Red cardstock 3-1/4" x 2-1/8".  The Whisper White piece was cut 3-1/8" x 2".  I stamped the "Happy Christmas" from the "Oh What Fun" set using Real Red ink.  I taped those two layers together.

When the "Embossing Paste" was dry I used the snowflakes from the "Seasonal Layers" Thinlits set that has the matching stamp set "Colorful Season".  I saved the tiny circle "dots" that popped out of the largest and smallest snowflakes.

I set the word layers in place using Dimensionals.  Then I added the snowflakes.  I scattered those "dots" around the card.  I think it would be a fun touch to add some rhinestone crystals to the center of each of the snowflakes.  But I guess I wasn't in the mood for fun when I made this card!!! LOL

It was fun to make and that "Embossing Paste" is even more fun to play with!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,


Shirley said...

Christmas inn July. I always thought that is what our family should do, but never did. Love your card.

Kathy Bolam said...

Love this idea for creating snowflakes! I haven't tried the embossing paste technique yet but I am definitely going to give it a try. Beautiful, elegant card.

HJ said...

Wanda, this is a stunning card. I love the embossed snowflakes with the beautiful font of the sentiment. I've been looking for some great Christmas card designs, because I'm going to a stamp camp next week and want to take some fun designs with me. Thanks so much. Have a great day!