I hope everyone in the U.S. had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday! I spent part of my day working on more holiday cards. I think the end may be in sight … maybe. LOL
Today’s card is one of the cards I made yesterday. I used a non-traditional color again and paired it with some metallic accents. I really love the overall soft appearance of how it turned out.
I started by creating an A2 top-folding card base from Pool Party cardstock by Stampin’ Up!®. I also cut two additional layers I would need for this card. One was a piece of copper foil cut to 3-7/8 x 5-1/8″. The other was a3-3/4 x 5-1/4″ piece of Irresistibly Floral Designer Series Specialty Paper which come with embossed details already on the paper.
I wanted to add some color to the Irresistibly Floral Designer Series Specialty Paper rather than leaving it plain white. I used one of our sponge brayers to apply Pool Party ink. I added more layers of color at the bottom of the piece and fewer near the top to create an ombre effect. After I finished applying the ink, I used a dry cloth to go over the layer to remove any excess ink from the embossed portions. I then adhered it to the copper foil layer using liquid glue. I wrapped the combined layers with some Pool Party glitter ribbon (sadly, is now retired) and finished it off with a little bow.
For the sentiment, I started by stamping the snowflake image from the Tin of Tags stamp set on a piece of scrap Whisper White cardstock using Pool Party ink. When the ink was dry, I went over the image with my Embossing Buddy, then stamped the Making Spirits Bright sentiment from the same stamp set using VersaMark ink. I applied some copper embossing powder than heat set. I cut it out using one of the circles (second largest) from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies. Finally, I adhered the sentiment circle over the ribbon using Dimensionals.
To assemble the card, I adhered the matted layers to the front of my card using liquid glue. To bring the front of the card to the inside, I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock to 4 x 5-1/4″ then stamped the snowflake image in the lower right corner using Pool Party ink. To keep the look very subtle, I stamped off once first. I then adhered the panel to the inside using some tape runner and that finished my card.
I’m entering this card in the following challenges:
- Freshly Made Sketches – as always, the current theme is a sketch challenge.
- Stamp, Ink, Paper – the current theme is a color challenge (pool, copper, white).
- Addicted to CAS – the current theme is ombre.
Until next time …