The Countdown begins!
Did you remember to get
the Advent Calendars out?
To start the new month
we have a beautiful card from
Crafty Field and here she is to tell
you about it:
Red and gold is such a classic,
I love to use it for Christmas cards
as it gives an opulent and elegant feel.
By using a background stamp with the
"Triple Time Stamping" technique
you get a totally different look
and here I have added a twist by not using
mats behind my embossed panels but
changing the colour of the middle panel instead.
This is how I did it:
Using embossing ink, I stamped and embossed in gold
the Impression Obsession Cover-a-Card Ornate Floral,
once on white card and once on red Mirri card.
From the mirri card I die-cut a 5 1/2" square
and a 3" square from the centre.
From the white card I die-cut a 4 1/2" square
also from the centre, trying to be as accurate
as possible as the design is symmetric
and will need to match up when layered.
Here I am trying the layers of embossed card
and a piece of black ribbon.
As you can see the stamping isn't perfect on the middle square
(Mirri card is slippery) and this gave me idea
to try the ribbon on top rather than under this panel
before consigning it to the bin.
Thankfully it worked, so I added my sentiment,
die cut from gold cardstock on top of the ribbon.
At this time of the year it is difficult to catch enough sun
for a decent photo but I managed to catch enough rays
to show you the shine in this close-up.
I hope I have inspired you to try this technique,
or one of the many variations...
Great start to the month, thank you
See you again tomorrow everyone