Yet another box of goodies from Stampin' Up arrived the other day. You know, I must mention that I am basically a pretty frugal person. However I lose all sense of self control when it comes to my hobby. Yet it's not just a hobby. It's my joy, it's my relaxation, it's my therapy. Plus I take even more joy in sharing my
addiction passion with others. There. Have I justified my purchases? LOL! But you don't want to hear about my issues, so lets talk about my project!
I saw the sketch challenge at Merry Monday this week and after some deliberation decided that it would be a good opportunity to ink up one of those new stamps, Wonderful Wreath. From the moment I saw it in the catalog I thought it would look stunning heat embossed. Once I had it embossed in gold, I opted for a simple Gold and Vanilla card.
How about these cool new Thinlits dies? Aren't they awesome? I was initially concerned that gold color in the embossing powder and the gold color in the foil sheets wouldn't match, but as it turns out they work perfectly together. Quick tip: when you are using the Thinlits, layer a piece of waxed paper between the die and your card stock (or foil sheets). Your greeting will come out of the die much easier, trust me!
Texture, texture, read all about it! This card has shine from the foil and heat embossing, depth from two embossing folders, and softness from some silky ribbon and a bow.
Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Wonderful Wreath
Card Stock: Very Vanilla
Ink Pads: Versamark
Tools: Heat Tool, Big Shot, Snow Burst and Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folders, Expressions Thinlits Dies
Accessories: Gold Foil Sheets, Gold Embossing Powder, Very Vanilla Seam Binding
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