Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Season's Greetings

This card looks so simple!  But it took a while to make...
Start by stamping Season's Greeting on the Certainly Celery panel.  Then, draw your lines using a ruler and your Old Olive Stampin' Write marker.  Run that panel through the Big Shot, with the squares Embossing Plate.
To make the actual ornaments, stamp a snowflake onto a Real Red scrap of cardstock, punch with the 1" Circle Punch.  The Merry Christmas is stamped onto Certainly Celery with Old Olive, then punched with the 3/4" Circle Punch.  The dec.25 is stamped with Real Red, punched with the Small Oval punch, hole punched and then a little Baker's Twine goes up and is taped onto the back of the Celery panel.  The other oval I believe is stamped onto Always Artichoke.
The joy piece was stamped with Baja Breeze ink, then punched with the Ornament Punch.  After that, I pressed it into a Versa Mark pad...then sprinkled Irridescent Ice Embossing Powder all over it, then heated with the Embossing Tool.  The sparkle doesn't show up well, but in real life, it added a nice touch of glitz!
All of this gets layered onto an Old Olive card base.  This was one of the cards I offered last year during a Christmas Card class.  I got the idea from Stampin' Success, a magazine that all Stampin' Up! demonstrators receive each month.  It is usually filled with project ideas, and I often start by using an idea that I see....but this time I pretty much copied the card directly.

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