Friday, September 9, 2016
The theme this week at Merry Monday Christmas Challenge Blog is to create a Christmas card using only white, black, & gold. I'm not in any way accustomed to using this color palette for anything--much less holiday cards! So this was a true challenge for me. This is the first card I came up with.
I used the tree from Hero Arts' "Swirl Christmas" digital stamp set. I printed it on black paper with my laser printer, and die cut it with the largest of the "Tags a Lot" set from Mama Elephant, I then foiled it with gold foil and my Heidi Swapp Mini Minc machine.
For the greeting, I used one each of "happy" & "Christmas" from Simon Says Stamp's "Christmas" mini set (apparently discontinued). I used the banner die from "Tags a Lot" as a guide to help me curve the stamps correctly on my MISTI. Then I stamped the greeting on vellum with Versamark ink, and heat embossed it with Ranger Super Fine Detail White embossing powder. I die cut that and another piece of vellum with my banner die. I ran both pieces through my Xyron Sticker Maker, to apply adhesive to the backs. Then I adhered them together, to give just a bit more opacity to the banner. Finally, I layered that over my tree.
I cut a piece of gold glitter cardstock to 4.25x5.5", and glued my tag to it with Perfect Paper Adhesive Matte. (Adhering anything to a glittery surface with a dry adhesive can be difficult, hence the liquid glue.) I adhered that to a white A2 card base, and finished by adding some "ornaments" to the tree with Gold Stickles & White Opal Liquid Pearls.
I'm also entering this card in the following challenges:
a2z Scrapbooking's September Challenge: "Make It a Tag"
A Blog Named Hero's challenge: "Texture" (I hope the gold glitter counts as texture!)
Through the Craft Room Door: "Anything Goes"