Saturday, May 14, 2016
Deck the Halls
Merry Monday Christmas Challenge Blog's theme this week is "Woodgrain, Kraft, & White." Of course, it has to be a Christmas card, as well! Since I've gotten a bit out of practice with Christmas cards lately, I decided to create this clean & simple one.
After cutting a panel of kraft cardstock to 4.25x5.5", I taped the largest of the "2013 Snowflake Pendant" dies by Spellbinders (discontinued) to the center. I die cut that, and embossed the positive piece with the same die. I inked up Hero Arts' "Designer Woodgrain" background stamp with Hero Arts Unicorn white pigment ink, and rubbed the front of my kraft panel onto the stamp to transfer the ink to the cardstock. Then I set that aside to dry.
I heat embossed the greeting, from the "Deck the Halls" stamp set by Lia Griffith for Hero Arts, in the center of my die cut snowflake, using Ranger Super Fine Detail White embossing powder. (I was glad to find the stamp was a perfect fit!) I ran my snowflake through my Xyron Creative Station to apply adhesive to the back, and then used a sponge dauber to sponge more Unicorn ink over it, just to lighten the tone of the kraft a bit.
By this time, the ink on my background was dry. So I adhered it to a white A2 card base, using my ATG gun around the sides & Perfect Paper Adhesive behind the small areas around the cut-out portion. Finally, I adhered my snowflake in place.
I'm also entering this card in the following challenges:
a2z Scrapbooking's "Clean & Simple"
Craft Your Passion Challenges #311 "Anything Goes"
Through the Craft Room Door "Anything Goes"
Simon Says Stamp's Monday Challenge "Emboss It"