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Friday, December 01, 2023

Christmas Classics, Christmas Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a very elegant looking card to share with you. I found it on Pinterest here. There was no link so I guessed at how it was made. Please read on to see how I did make this card.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Mossy Meadow card stock. It opens on the right and the fold is on the left. 

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Very Vanilla card stock and taped it to the inside of the card.

Then I cut a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Very Vanilla card stock and textured it using the "Distressed Tile" embossing folder. I took my Versa Mark pad and taped it in a few places on top of the texture. I didn't press hard because I only wanted it to get on the raised part of the texture. I sprinkled gold embossing powder over it. I didn't like how it looked like sharp right angles from the ink pad so I took a stiff paint brush (stippling brush) and removed some of the powder so the sharp lines were not so noticeable.  Then I heat set the powder.

A 4" x 5-1/4" piece of gold foil card stock was cut. Before gluing it to the embossed piece I cut out two holly leaves from the center. Then that piece was taped to the front of the card.

Next I die cut the Mossy Meadow strip with the holly and berries on it. 

The words are from the same "Christmas Classics" bundle and were stamped using Mossy Meadow ink on a scrap piece of Very Vanilla card stock. I die cut it with the rectangle die in the set and then taped it to the Mossy Meadow piece. I added Dimensionals behind the piece and set it in place a little above center on the front of the card. 

I took a scrap piece of gold foil card stock and cut out a loopy leaf image.  The holly leaves and the loopy leaf piece was set in place under the word piece. I used a little bit of glue on the stems of each leaf and pressed it in place until I knew the glue took hold

For the berries I took some pearls and colored them using my dark Real Red Blends Pen. I set them in place on each of the berry stems and the card was done.

I really like how today's card turned out. I think I'm going to send it to my mom. I don't usually send out cards with embellishments on them because of the extra cost, but it's for mom so!

I am not a big fan of heat embossing and I have never figured out why. I love the way it looks but I just hate to do it. Is it because I have to get out the powder and the ink pad or is it the heating of it because it's not instantly hot and it takes a little while (very little while) for it to heat up to melt the powder? I don't know but as I look at how pretty this is I think I need to embrace the issue and learn to move forward! Therapy session over!  LOL

Thank you SO much for taking your time to stop in and see today's Christmas card,

1 comment:

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Your mother will love this card. I love all of the details.....especially that embossing folder and the focal point you created.