Hello my darling friends! It finally happened - I'm in a Christmas card mode. It was hard to start and I now I can't stop. Thanks to SNS I have lots of wonderful stamps to play with. You can select your own Christmas stamps from Sparkle N Sprinkle shop.
On my today's card I used Holiday Foliage by Rosiland Solomon. But before coming to her lovely stamps, few words about the background.
Golden layer is simple. Just cover edges with Versamark ink, sprinkle Gold Detail EP on top of it, tap off the excess and heat it with heat gun. To make the burgundy layer I used EP with embossing folder technique. Watch the tutorial in here. I used doGraft - A Silent Night Ornate Background embossing folder and Burgundy EP.
After adhering burgundy layer on top of the golden layer I wrapped a ribbon around them. This panel is attached to the card base with foam tape.
For the sentiment layer I made a frame out of white paper with Spellbinder Label One dies. I inked the frame with Versamark and heat embossed it with Gold Detail EP. I inked the edges of the left over die cut with VersaMark again and heat embossed with Burgundy EP. Fantastic thing about SNS stamp sets is that they come with sentiments. I used one from the set, stamped it with Versamark and heat embossed with Gold Detail EP.
I absolutely love dimensional flowers. Then I saw this beautiful flower stamp, I knew I have to make it dimensional. I stamped 5 flowers to the white paper. It took some time to figure it out what petals will be on one layer. Next time I won't try to save the paper and stamp entire flowers as many time I need in same direction. That way it would be much easier to mark off the petals I don't need. We live and learn...
After coloring flowers with Promarkers I fuzzy cut them out, each layer smaller then other. To assemble them I used small amount of glue in center of each layer. After glue was dry, I used small foam squares under the petals to pop them up.
Diamond Dust glitter on the poinsettia is adhered with Sakura Glue Pen.
Here is on more photo to show the dimension of the flower and close up from burgundy EP. I like that it is a mix of different colors.
Stamps: SNS Holiday Foliage
SNS Embossing powders: Gold Detail EP168, Burgundy Embossing Powder EP117
SNS Glitters: Diamond Dust G1116
Inks: Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black; VersaMark
Embossing: doGraft - A Silent Night Ornate Background
Papers: White papers from my stash
Dies: Spellbinders - Labels one SM
Embellishments: Ribbon from my stash
I'd like to participate on following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps Challenge - Christmas is coming 26.10
Promarker Challenge - Give me a 'P' (Poinsettia) 28.10
Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges - Holiday or Christmas card 7.11
Crafty Hands - Anything goes 8.11
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Ribbon 12.11
Christmas Inspirations - Poinsettia 14.11
Thank you for your visit!
Hugs & smiles