hope you've had a great weekend.
Today's card entailed more fussy
cutting and adhering a total of forty eight berries to the holly! When
all the berries were in place, I painted them with my Clear Wink of
Stella Glitter Pen.
They all felt very sticky so I dusted over them with
my embossing Buddy. This has given the berries a frosted-look! I don't
know if you can see what I mean in the photographs? See photographs 4 and 6.
make today's card I started with a base of Whisper White Cardstock
(CS), with a layer of Goil Foil and a top layer of Whisper White. I dry
embossed the top layer, landscape mode, using the Softly Falling
Embossing Folder. Then I adhered all three layers together using Tombow.
took some scraps of Whisper White CS and wiped over with my Embossing
Buddy. I stamped two bells in Versamark Ink and sprinkled with Gold
Embossing Powder. I heat set using my Heat Tool and, when they had
cooled down, I painted them with my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen and
finally, I punched them out using the Bell Punch.
took some more scraps of Whisper White CS and, using Basic Black
Archival Ink, I stamped two outline spigs of holly and one outline bow,
both from the Holly Berry Happiness Stamp Set.
I inked the solid Holly
Stamp in Wild Wasabi Ink and stamped inside each outline image. Then I
used Real Red Ink and stamped the solid bow stamp and stamped inside
the outline image. I punched the bow out using the Holly Berry Builder
Punch and fussy cut the holly sprigs.
berries are punch outs I'd saved when I had previously die cut the
stocking which has a lot of straight lines and circles on from the
Christmas Stockings Thinlits Dies.
I had a feeling these circles would
come in handy some time - I'm so pleased I saved them! It saved me
having to punch forty eight of them out yesterday! I adhered them with
Tombow in groups of three, painted with Wink of Stella, and then dusted
with my Embossing Buddy.
adhered the holly sprigs on the top card layer using Glue Dots and the
bells with Dimensionals. I attached the bow to the top of the bells
using Glue Dots.
final step was to die cut NOEL from the Wonderful Wreath Framelits Dies
from Gold Foil. I attached it towards the bottom of the card using
finally managed to get Hubby to go to the doctor's this morning! He's
been suffering with a cough, cold and sneezing for the past three and a
half weeks. Nothing unduly serious but he has type 2 diabetes.
told the infection is viral therefore no antibiotics but there is
concern about his white blood cell level! So he had a blood test and
will get a call this afternoon if his count is at a level that is cause
for alarm in which case he will be required to attend A&E (Accident
& Emegency) at the local hospital.
Last, but by no means least, I've been given the go ahead from my friend Lindsey in Australia, to post a photograph of her Christmas card to me, which inspired me to make the card I shared here on Saturday. Thanks, Lindsey. ☺
(Note: the products used by Lindsey are not Stampin' Up! products).
That's it from me today. I hope you have a great week. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.