Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Wise Men from Afar!

Hello, Crafters.

I love these solid stamps that just scream out to be heat embossed!

In the new Christmas Catalogue - AKA Autumn/Winter Catalogue - there is a fabulous pack of specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) called Year of Cheer Specialty DSP, which compliments the colours of our Embossing Powders beautifully. 

I decided to go with the Copper Embossing Powder, and the DSP design that went with it best, which is the design with the copper leaves.

I started with a card base of Whisper White (CS), then a layer of Copper Foil and a top layer of Year od Cheer DSP. 

I adhered them together using Tombow.

I took two pieces of Whisper White CS and wiped over them both with my Embossing Buddy to remove any finger marks or static. 

I stamped the Three Wise Men from the Wise Men from Afar Stamp Set onto one piece of CS using Versamark.

I sprinkled it with Copper Embossing Powder, and used my Heat Tool to heat set it.

I never get tired of watching Embossing Powder tansform into a metal-like surface when it's under the Heat Tool! Just so clever!

I die cut the image using a Stitched Shape Square Framelit Dies, and layered it onto a slightly larger square of Copper Foil that I had die cut using a straight cut die from the Layering Squares Framelits Dies.

I went through the same process for the MERRY CHRISTMAS sentiment which is from the Merry Mistletoe Stamp Set in the annual ctalogue. 

I adhered the image and the sentiment onto the card front using Dimensionals.

I was hoping to be able to use the Copper Trim on my card, but I knew it wouldn't work with the DSP I chose to use.  

As soon as the image and sentiment were in place, it was as crowded as it was going to get!

To complete my card I cut a layer of Copper Foil and a top layer of Whisper White CS. 

Before I adhered them together, I wiped over the Whisper White layer with my Embossing Buddy to remove any finger marks or static as before.

I stamped the small palm tree and star from the Wise Men from Afar Stamp Set onto the Whisper White CS using Versamark. 

I sprinkled it with Copper Embossing Powder, and used my Heat Tool to heat set it with my Heat Tool. 

Then I adhered these two layers inside my card.

This was a very simple card to mak, but I think it's very striking!

That's it for today. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.
 
JanB.

4 comments:

  1. You're right! It's absolutely stunningly beautiful in it's imagery and simplicity! Love it!! (Love that stamp set!) TFS

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    1. Hi, Geraldine. I think the stamp set is definitely less is more. Like you, I love the stamp set too! ☺ Happy crafting. JanB.

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  2. Very elegant and love the embossing color.

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    1. Hi, Sheron. Yes that's our Copper Embossing Powder - it's something a bit different isn't it! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

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