Today I have two Christmas cards to share with you that were made using the same design. One was made using Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper and the other was made with Storybook Gnomes Designer Series Paper. Both cards were made using the Brightest Glow Bundle which includes the Brightest Glow stamp set and the Labels Aglow Dies. I also used the Whimsical Woodland 3D Embossing Folder.
For this first card I used Night of Navy cardstock for the base of my card. Then I embossed a piece of Basic White cardstock using the Whimsical Woodland 3D Embossing Folder and adhered it to the base of the card. I also adhered a piece of Basic White to the inside. I cut two pieces of Night of Navy cardstock (the measurements I used are below the Supply List) and layered them with two pieces of Storybook Gnomes Designer Series Paper. I adhered the vertical piece to the front of the card but added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the other before adhering it to the card.
I heat embossed the sentiment with silver embossing powder and cut it out using the Labels Aglow Dies. If you aren’t sure how to emboss, you’ll find directions below. I added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the sentiment and adhered it to the horizontal piece. To complete the card, I added three silver Festive Pearls.
For this next card, I used Real Red cardstock and Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper. I also heat embossed the sentiment with silver embossing powder and used Rhinestone Basic Jewels.
How to Heat Emboss
Prepare your cardstock by rubbing the Embossing Buddy (an anti-static pouch that can be found in the Embossing Additions Tool Kit) over the surface of the paper 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 and then shake off any excess. Before applying heat to your paper, heat the Heat Tool first so your paper won’t warp (about 10 seconds). Direct the heat over your image and watch as your image becomes shiny and beautiful!
Below you’ll find all the Stampin’ Up! supplies I used for today’s card. 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.
- Night of Navy or Real Red cardstock: 11″ x 4-1/4″ scored at 5-1/2″
- Night of Navy or Real Red cardstock: (2) 3-3/4″ x 2″
- Storybook Gnomes or Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper: (2) 3-1/2″ x 1-3/4″
- Basic White cardstock: (2) 5-1/4″ x 4″
- Basic White cardstock: approx. 2″ x 2″
Thank you for stopping by today! For those of you in the U.S., have a wonderful Thanksgiving!