Here’s a great card by Chris Liles, one of our fantastic, creative volunteers at Creating Lasting Memories. She works on Fridays if you want to stop by and say, “Hi.” This card was made using pearlescent embossing paste and Dreamweaver stencil LJ896 (that lovely big flourish). The card stock is Prism Classic Red. You will need an 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 for the base and one 4 x 5 1/4 for the top. It is layered to Prism white cut 4 1/8 x 5 3/8. The sentiment is Cornish Heritage Farms ML7008FUM Christmas Traditions. This unmounted cling set has a bunch of seasonal sayings. Chris stamped it and embossed with Red Chili Pepper embossable glitter from PKGlitz. It was die cut with Spellbinders labels 3. If I was making a lot of these cards, I would cut all the red top cardstock pieces at once, then emboss them all and leave overnight to dry. But if you hate to wait for things to dry (I know how that feels too) Chris said it worked just fine to hit it with the heat gun briefly. If you want to add a little more bling, put some clear or silver rhinestones on some of those dots and tie a sheer ribbon around the top.
As with all of these cards we will be featuring on the blog this month, you can find all the supplies she used at the store. Happy holidays!
Organized under Card Ideas. Labeled as Christmas, embossing, spellbinders.
Oh my gosh, the best of intentions and then I totally forgot to post this. Here is the second die reinker technique. For this one, stamp and emboss your image (flowers are good) on pearlized card stock. Believe me, you must use this card stock. Nothing else works. (SU! white shimmer is great). The images also look great embossed in gold. Then grab your mister and heavily spritz the embossed image. And I mean heavily. There should be puddles of water on the paper. Using a water brush, pick up some die ink and drop it onto a puddle. It will fill in an embossed section with color. So lovely to watch. If you have spritized sufficiently, you will not have to “paint” at all. Add additional color as desired. When you are happy with the results, let it dry. For the most intense color, let it soak in by itself. Only use a heat gun to dry the paper after the water is no longer in puddles. If you use the heat gun sooner, you will blow away the color, which is ok if you want a softer look. Once dry, cut out the flowers and make a card. Now wasn’t that fun? You better stamp and emboss a lot of these because it goes so fast you won’t want to stop at just one (or two or three).
Organized under Card Ideas. Labeled as card, embossing, misters, pearlized card stock, reinkers.