Hi everybody. This is another card using the 3D Pretty Poinsettia Embossing folder which I got recently, but this time using parchment to emboss with. I decided to make three more cards with snippets of red, blue and green using this embossing folder, but then thought I would try parchment. I decided after embossing the snippet of parchment that the flowers needed to be emphasised a bit more so I used a ball tool to go round them to give a whiter edge, and then I used the red embossed snippet underneath which gave it a soft pink colour.
In order not to have any glue showing on the front I embossed it with a border on two of the sides which would wrap round the red card before being adhered to the base card.
I then decided to cut a sentiment mat from a snippet of white pearlised card and secured this across the card mounted on to two pieces of ribbon. I found my Spellbinder Nestibilities die called Floral Oval which has little star shaped holes when die cut, and the sheer sparkly ribbon fitted through the holes on either side of the sentiment plate and secured to the underside of it, and I then cut each piece long enough to wrap over the card and secured it at the back. Before sticking the ribbon to the mat I stamped a sentiment with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with WOW Silver Glitter Embossing Powder.
I cut the white base card down so the embossed piece would fit with just a narrow border and then added the parchment topper to it. I thought perhaps it needed something else so I cut four parchment snowflakes from snippets I found, two small and two medium, and added some silver gilding wax to highlight them, and after mounting a medium one with a small one on top I put one of these each side of the sentiment. I also decided as an afterthought to add some of the silver gilding wax on to the parchment which I did very carefully as I didn't want to get any on to the base card. Luckily it worked.
I am entering the following challenges:
Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Weeks 311/12 where we use our snippets of card paper etc.
Happy Little Stampers December Christmas Challenge - no optional twist.
Here is the second card with the embossing also highlighted with silver gilding wax. I cut some leaves with a pair of dies by Sue Wilson called Delicate Fronds using some more snippets of parchment and cut them into pieces, highlighted them with the silver gilding wax and made the wreath shape, after which I added the sentiment using a snippet of silver mirri card.
I am entering the following challenge:
Country View Challenge December - No Optional Twist.
Uniko Challenge - No 44 Christmas.
For this last card I used copper gilding wax to highlight, and cut a bauble using a freebie Crafters Companion die which I got with a magazine several years ago. I cut it from another snippet of green card and removed the pieces. I used the same gilding wax to colour the edge of the bauble and all the pieces. I should have adhered it to a piece of Stick It adhesive and then die cut it but I managed to remove the top protective layer and laid the bauble down onto it and cut round the edge. A bit fiddly but I managed it. I then fitted all the pieces back into the bauble, removed the backing and mounted it on to the embossed background. I finished by adding a die cut sentiment cut from another snippet of green card which I then coloured with the gilding wax so that it would all match in. For the hanger I coloured another small snippet of green card with the gilding wax and cut a very thin sliver long enough to hang down from the holly above.
Before I finish I would like to introduce a new follower called Sylvia whose blog you will find here and who makes some really beautiful cards, and I'm sure she would love you to go and take a look.
Thank you for looking at my blog today and I'll see you again soon.
I am entering the following challenge:
Christmas Card Throwdown December Challenge - Pick a previous challenge from 2012/13 - I have chosen December 2013 No. 18 Christmas Ornaments.