Thursday, October 13, 2011

Plant Hope Double Embossed

A Christmas card catalog came in my mail the other day and I thumbed through it, looking for inspiration. I came across a pretty foil card very similar to this and thought "I can make that!" I used heat embossing instead of foil to create this shiny, snowy card.

To make this card, I first made a mask of 1/2" for the top of the card and 1" for the bottom out of scrap paper. Then, I heat embossed the first layer of trees with White Embossing Powder. After that, I sponged the background with Marina Mist ink. I then removed the masks, and heat embossed the second layer of trees with Silver Embossing Powder. This time, though, I used a Versamarker to ink the trees because I didn't want the grassy area in the stamp to show. Finally, the greeting was embossed in silver, as well.
The Christmas Greetings Stamp Set is a handy little set that you may have overlooked in the Stampin' Up! catalog. It consists of just two stamps, an inside and an outside greeting.  Useful and affordable at $10.95. It is available in wood mount only.

Stampin' Up! Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Plant Hope, Christmas Greetings
Card Stock: Whisper White, Marina Mist, Brushed Silver Specialty
Ink Pads: Versamark, Marina Mist
Markers: Versamarker
Tools: Heat Tool
Accessories: White and Silver Embossing Powders

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Happy Stamping!



Margaret said...

This is gorgeous! Love the dimension and the marina mist sky is beautiful!

Carol Matthews said...

Beautiful!! Thanks so much for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Simply amazing! You never cease to surprise me! :-)

Laura P. said...

Hi Sandy,
This is just stunning! I am inspired to try this...thank you for sharing your beautiful creation!