Making Spirits Bright

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.

Mel's Card Corner | Making Spirits Bright

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.

Mel's Card Corner | Making Spirits Bright

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.

Mel's Card Corner | Making Spirits Bright

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:

Until next time …

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  1. sandym says:

    This is so pretty, Melissa! You’ve got loads of texture and shine everywhere. Love the background paper and sparkly ribbon. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Stamp Ink Paper!

  2. Carolyn Lindenmayer says:

    Hi Melissa, the overall effect of the background is so beautiful. Love that dsp with the Pool party over it and the copper embossed sentiment is perfect. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Stamp, Ink, Paper. Carolyn xx

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