Saturday, 28 September 2013

Christmas snowflakes ....

..... Good morning everyone!  Can you believe that it's the last Saturday in September?  And that means it's time for our technique challenge at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown.  Ruth has picked a favourite technique of mine - emboss resist (if you've not played with technique before here's a link to Splitcoaststampers tutorial).   Here's my card:


Stamps: Stampin' Up! - Festive Flurry, Christmas Message, Sassy Salutations
Inks: Versamark; Brilliance - Lightening Black; SU - Pistachio Pudding
Dies: SU/Sizzix - Framelits Apothecary Accents
Accessories: My Mind's Eye DP - Snowed In; Gold Card; White Lustre Card; Clear Embossing Powder; SU - Paper Piercing Essentials


I started by picking a sheet of design paper that was light and had a subtle pattern and cutting it to size.  I rubbed an anti-static pad all over the paper.  I inked the snowflakes with Versamark and stamped onto the paper, added clear embossing powder and then heat embossed.  Next I rubbed pigment ink all over the paper, allowed it to dry and then took a soft tissue paper and rubbed the ink off the embossed images!  I just love the way the snowflakes pop up!  As you see from the photo above - the ink is not totally opaque and a subtle image shows through.  The colour I used has a really pretty gold shimmer to it, so I mounted the finished paper onto gold card.  The sentiment was stamped in the same pigment ink and heat embossed, die cut and then paper pierced.  I cut the same shape in gold, split it in half and backed the sentiment, which I attached with dimensional tape.  For the inside I cut another gold mat and a panel of white card onto which I stamped a snowflake and greeting.


Do check out the inspiration cards from the rest of the team - as always, they are just awesome!  That's all for now.  Have a good weekend.

9 comments:

Margaret said...

This is amazing I am in awe of how you made it so translucent.
Thank you for all your kind comments I have had so much fun as Guest designer for 52CCT.
Hugs
Margaret M

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely classy Christmas card Debs

Anne

Ruth M said...

This is wonderful Deborah, I love that the subtle design of the paper shows through! Great colours too, the gold is such a luxurious touch!
Have a great weekend! Ruth x

Charmaine Stack said...

Doing this technique on patterned paper s a great idea. I like the paper piercing, too!

Kim Heggins said...

Love all the gold, it really makes your snowflakes beautiful.

Vicky Hayes said...

I love the way the subtle pattern shows through the snowflakes Deborah! A gorgeous card. Vicky x

Craftilicious said...

Emboss resist over DP? Now why didn't I ever think of that before???? Genius - and it gives such a pretty effect!

Love the inside too.

Tara

Mynnette said...

I absolutely adore the use of the patterned paper for your card, Deb! This is SO cool looking! HUGS and have a great rest of your week! :)

Danielle Vincent said...

Fabulous Deborah. I didn't notice the patterned background until I zoomed in closer - what a nice surprise. So gorgeous!!

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