Thursday, September 6, 2012

Joyous Celebration Swap

Greetings, Stampers! Today's project is a swap card I created for my buddies at The Control Freaks. It was a Christmas card swap, and boy, did I get some beauties in return! I've got more than enough inspiration to get me through the holidays. My card features the Joyous Celebrations Stamp Set and Holiday Frame Embossing Folder.

The Very Vanilla layer was embossed and then sponged with Frost White Shimmer Paint using a sponge dauber. It's so pretty in person! I wanted to add even more shine, so I heat embossed the tiny bow with Gold Embossing Powder. I used Brushed Gold Specialty Paper for the scalloped edge, punched with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch. Finally, one little rhinestone on the ornament adds the last bit of sparkle.

Here's one more photo. I tried to take the picture at just the right angle so you could see the shine, and I think I finally succeeded with this shot! Just a quick tip: the shimmer paint takes a little while to dry, so you may want to do that layer first and set it aside to dry while you work on the other components. I'd say you want to give it about an hour, though I did mine in the evening before I went to bed and finished them up in the morning.

Stampin' Up! Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Joyous Celebrations
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Bravo Burgundy, Brushed Gold Specialty
Ink Pads: Bravo Burgundy, Versamark
Tools: Big Shot, Holiday Frame Embossing Folder, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Extra Large Oval Punch, Heat Tool, Sponge Dauber
Accessories: Rhinestones, Gold Embossing Powder, Frost White Shimmer Paint, Dimensionals

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Happy Stamping!



Anonymous said...

Gorgeous and elegant card! Love the shimmer, bow and rhinestone! Gives it that little extra sparkle! :-)

Cindy Major said...

Hi, Sandy

That card is absolutely gorgeous! Love the subtle shimmer!

Anonymous said...

This looks so elegant with the shimmer on the embossing. I must remember to do this more often. Thanks for the inspiration Sandy.