I apologize for this post going up so late in the day. Traffic in L.A. was horrible last night, so I didn’t get home until much later than usual. While I did have time to make my card, I didn’t have time to get my blog post written until tonight.
For day four of the StampNation CASEing Christmas class, Heather made a gorgeous card for her lesson. You can see a little snippet of it on the right in the above photo. Here are the elements from her card that I chose to include in my CASE:
- Blue and silver color theme
- Diagonal element
- Lots of white space
Below is a photo of my finished card. As you can see, I didn’t include any die cut elements on mine like she did. I really do want to try her Twisted Inlaid Die Cut technique at some point though!
For her card, Heather used a patterned glitter paper from a paper stack. It was a gorgeous paper, but I didn’t have any patterned glitter paper in my stash. Instead, I created by own my stamping a repeating pattern of a swirling snow stamp on some blue cardstock using a silver pigment ink. Once the ink was dry, I covered the entire piece with VersaMark ink and heat embossed it with some clear glitter embossing powder. I absolutely love the glossy sheen of the panel after the heat embossing.
I prepared an A2 top-folding card base using some white heavyweight cardstock. Using a pencil, I lightly marked where the edge of my embossed piece would end. I centered and adhered a 1/4″ wide piece of silver glitter paper over the pencil marks on the card front. I then adhered the embossed panel with some thin foam tape for just a little bit of dimension. If you wanted to keep this to a one layer card, you could easily skip that step and just butt the silver glitter paper right up next to the embossed piece.
I finished the card by stamping my sentiment in the lower right corner of the card base. Before the ink dried, I added some clear embossing powder and then heat embossed it. This little bit of shine helps tie the sentiment together with all the glitz at the top of the card.
One of the things I really love about this card is the versatility. While I could easily send this as a holiday card, since it doesn’t contain anything holiday-specific, I could send it anytime throughout the winter season.
I’m entering this card in the following challenge:
Until next time …