I added up how many Christmas cards I think we need just the other day and it looks as if we might well even have some left over! However, it's still nice to make a few Christmas cards at this time of year - albeit without the pressure to 'batch bake'.
Less is More have a really great theme this week, use the 'Emboss Resist Technique'. I've only done this a few times before now but immediately thought of a NBUS Christmas stamp which needed an outing. And this is what I made:
- 5.75" x 5.75" square white card blank
- a snippet of white card for the stamped layer, rubbed over with an anti static bag
- stamped the image using VersaFine and a 2012 wood mounted Penny Black stamp called 'Crystal Drops'
- sprinkled a good coating of Stamp n Stuff 'Detail White' embossing powder onto the image and tapped off the excess before setting it with the heat gun
- used a blending sponge to add Tim Holtz Distress inks over the image from the following ink pads: Milled Lavender, Spun Sugar and Tumbled Glass
- rubbed over the whole panel with a piece of kitchen roll to remove any ink from the white outlines
- trimmed the image down to size, backed it with a full layer of white fun foam and glued it to the card front
Slap my wrists for not using this stamp before now! I think all the very fine detail worried me a bit - am now thinking of how it would look on black card and embossed in gold :)
Edit: Encouraged by Darnell and Loll, I'm also playing along in this month's CAS Mix Up Card Challenge, where you need to use Stamping + Sponging + Your Choice (my choice is resist/heat embossing).