Hi Friends!! I hope you had a nice week!! I am sharing with you Card #6 in my Holiday Card Series. I wanted to use this big scripty Merry Christmas from Simon Says Stamp. I also wanted to do one of my favorite techniques, embossed resist.
I started my card by prepping my white card stock with my anti static powder tool, and stamped the Merry Christmas with Versa Mark ink, and then coated the sentiment with Hero Arts Brass Embossing Powder. I used my heat tool to set the powder and until melted.
I then started inking up my background with Worn Lipstick and Festive Berries Distress Oxide inks. I knew in the back of my mind that I would lose a lot of the embossed shine on my sentiment because of the inking, but I went ahead and continued with the inking. Once I was happy with my result, I thought I would re-emboss the sentiment. I tried to speed up the drying process of the inked background, but I didn't prepare it good enough as I thought I had. I restamped the sentiment as before and applied more embossing powder, and as I thought, some of the powder stuck to my background. I took a dry brush, and tried brushing away most that I could, and then heat set it. There was some powder that I couldn't get off, but it was alright. I think it turned out just fine :)
I wanted to add a bit more around my sentiment, so I stamped, colored and die cut the holly cluster from the Christmas Foliage set from Right at Home, and popped it up with foam adhesive. I matted my inked piece of with piece of patterned paper from the Snow and Cocoa 6x6 pad, and die cut it with a Scallop Rectangle frame from Lawn Fawn. Once I added my entire panel to my card base, I added some Nuvo Crystal Drops to my berries, and some Star Dust Stickles to the leaves for extra shine.
If you are interested in the video - it is below with the supplies I used! Thanks for stopping by!!
I'll be back with Card 7 soon!