The latest challenge over at Winter Wonderland is 'No sentiment'. So I looked for an image that was really just for Christmas, and also an opportunity to try out some new WOW Embossing Powders. I came up with two cards:
- A6 white card blanks
- SU's 'Rich Razzleberry' card stock, embossed using SU's 'Square Lattice' folder
- stamps from the Stampendous 'Reindeer Swirls' set, embossed with gold and silver WOW EP, respectively. I added a little black mark for each eye :)
- MFT's 'Rounded Banner' dies to die cut the images
- Josy Rose star shaped nail heads
Tip for today. I used a clear VersaMark embossing pad to stamp the images. You have to add the 'antlers' separately (the set comes with a few choices of swirly antlers but you'd have a gap if you tried to do both the deer and the antlers at once - ask me how I know this, sigh), but it was nigh on impossible to see where to stamp them in the right position prior to embossing when the image was lying flat. So, after stamping the reindeer, I held each image at an angle so the light would catch the stamped deer outline and then just made a little pencil mark where I wanted the antlers to go. The embossing powder covered that little secret up :) I suppose I could have done the powder/heating in two stages - or used a pale pink embossing pad that I keep forgetting about, only thought of that afterwards. Hindsight sure is 20/20 vision here.
Crumbs, it's May already - and am still on target with 12 Christmas cards a month.