Thursday, 23 November 2017

White Embossed Christmas Happiness

Hello, Crafters.

I love the combination of white on Crumb Cake, especially when the white is heat embossed - the magic of heat embossing never fails to amaze me!

Not surprisingly, I started my card with a base of Crumb Cake Cardstock (CS), with a layer of Whisper White CS and a top layer of Crumb Cake. I wanted to do a fir branch with a hanging pine cone, so I took a piece of scrap paper so I could play with different combinations and arrangements.  

Once I had decided how I wanted my design to look, I had to work out if I could do it by masking off part of the pine needles on the stamp using tape, or stamping the pine cone first, then masking it before stamping the fir branch. I concluded that, as there were just four pine needles that would be overlapping my pine cone, I was lucky that the easy option of tape would work - and work it did................brilliantly!

I wiped over the top left hand corner of my Crumb Cake layer using my Embossing Buddy, and covered the four pine needles using a small piece of tape. I inked the fir branch in Versamark, then I removed the tape, and stamped the image. 

Next I took the small, solid pine cone stamp, inked it in Versamark, and stamped it so it was sitting beautifully positioned on the fir branch, without overlapping any pine needles!

I dipped the cardstock into my box of Whisper White Embossing Powder, and made sure the entire image received a good covering. I shook the excess back into the box, and then tapped the rest off. I heat set the powder using my Heat Tool, and enjoyed watching the magic happen!

Next I wiped the bottom right hand corner of the Crumb Cake layer with my Embossing Buddy, and inked up the sentiment with Versamark. I stamped down where I felt it would balance well with the fir branch and pine cone. 

Then I dipped the cardstock back in the box of white embossing powder, once again making sure it received a good covering of embossing powder. After I'd shaked the powder back into the box, and tapped off the excess, I heat set as before.

I adhered the top two layers together, and using Fast Fuse, adhered some 1/8" Whisper White ribbon around on the left hand side.I positioned it so I could put a bow on it and it would be sitting over the end of the branch. I tied a small bow and adhered it in position using Tombow, and then adhered the layer to my card base.

To decorate the inside of the card, I took a layer of Whisper White CS, and using Crumb Cake ink stamped the same fir branch and pine cone image arrangement on the right hand side. I was really pleased with the finished effect, and adhered it in place using Tombow.

This morning I'm off to the optician for my annual eye check; a little bit late because I should have gone in August! Then I have a little bit of shopping to do, collect from the dry cleaners, and then back home to finish prepping for the weekend's class. I've prepared the two cards we'll be making, and now have to do the 3D project, which I think may be a third card - possibly!

Until tomorrow, happy crafting,



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    1. Hi, Daisychain. I'm so pleased you like today's project. Many thanks. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.