I know Christmas is right around the corner but I couldn’t resist playing with Feels Like Frost 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper one last time. Since this paper debuted last year, it’s been one of my favorites. One side is silver foil and the other depicts photographic imagery. Especially at this time of year, I’m very drawn towards silver foil and it pairs so beautifully with silver embossing. It’s really difficult to photograph cards with foil and be able to properly show how pretty it is. This beautiful paper is retiring (and on sale) and will be available while supplies last.
The base of my card is Shaded Spruce cardstock and I added a layer of Whisper White cardstock that I embossed using the Winter Snow Embossing Folder (also retiring and on sale – available while supplies last). I cut a square of Feels Like Frost Designer Series Paper using the Stitched Shapes Dies (you can get four squares out of one sheet) and cut a larger square out of Whisper White cardstock using the Layering Squares Dies. The Stitched Shapes Dies coordinate with our Layering Squares Dies, Layering Ovals Dies and Layering Circles Dies! I layered the two squares together and then added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back and adhered it to the embossed Whisper White cardstock.
I stamped the sentiment onto Whisper White cardstock using the stamp set Itty Bitty Christmas and Versamark ink (you can find directions for heat embossing below). I cut the sentiment out using the Stitched Shapes Die and adhered it to the foil square. Normally I would have added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back before adhering it to the card but because I was planning to mail this card, I only wanted one layer of dimension to keep the mailing cost down.
How to Heat Emboss
Prepare your cardstock by rubbing an anti-static pouch (Stampin’ Up! no longer carries this product but it’s a must when embossing) over the surface as it helps keep away stray particles of embossing powder. Stamp your sentiment or image using a Versamark pad. This is very sticky ink and your embossing powder will stick right to it. Sprinkle embossing powder over the stamped image. Shake off any excess. Before applying heat to your paper, heat the Heat Tool first so the paper won’t warp (about 10 seconds). Direct the heat over your image and watch as your sentiment is transformed!
If you’d like to make today’s card, you can find the measurements I used below the supply list.
If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your demonstrator! You can place an order by clicking any of the images below to go to my Stampin’ Up! online store. If you have questions about products you’re considering purchasing or ones you’ve already purchased, I’m just an email away (click the Email Me button on the sidebar of my blog).
- Shaded Spruce cardstock: 11″ x 4-1/4″
- Whisper White cardstock: 5″ x 3-3/4″
- Whisper White cardstock: approx. 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″
- Whisper White cardstock: scrap for sentiment
- Whisper White cardstock (inside): 5-1/4″ x 4″
- Feels Like Frost Designer Series Paper: approx. 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″
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