Hello Everyone, Jennifer back again.
The card I'd like to share with you today is another Christmas card and was made for Imagination Craft's in July 2012. For this card I decided to stick to black, cream, gold and copper for the colours and I used some acetate and of course some sparkle medium. The stamp is from Imagination Craft's Decoupage Stamp Set and is called 'Snowflake.' Well let's get started shall we?
Make a base card from the shiny black card. Cut a piece of cream card, slightly smaller than the black. Rub the Versamark pad around the edges and brush with copper and gold mica powders. Matt this onto the black card.
Take a smaller piece of black shiny card and lay the embossable on the top and spread the copper sparkle medium over it and leave to dry. When dry matt this onto the cream card with the mica powder edges.
Using Versamark, stamp the main image onto a piece of acetate and heat emboss with black embossing powder. Turn the acetate over and spread the sparkle medium over the back of it and leave to dry. Stamp the image again onto acetate and cover with sparkle medium as before. When dry cut out the snowflake only and fix to the main image using silicone or sticky foam pads.
Stamp the image again onto cream card and heat emboss using black embossing powder. Cut out the smaller snowflake and fix to the large acetate snowflake with silicone or sticky pads. Cut out the large centre from the main snowflake - (I stamped this only, onto a spare piece of acetate which had sparkle medium on it and was over the edge of the main stamped image - waste not want not lols !) I also punched out the tiny circles used on the panel down the right - hand side using the left over acetate. Fix the centre to the smaller cream snowflake. Punch out more acetate circles to go around the smaller snowflake. Matt the snowflake onto a piece of cream card and trim around the edges leaving a tiny border of cream. Matt this onto the base card approx. half an inch in from the left hand edge.
Rub a narrow strip of the black card with the Versamark pad and dust with gold and copper mica powders. Stamp the Versamark pad onto the small flourish and lift out the mica powders down the panel. Fix this strip onto some cream card and glue the small acetate circles to the flourishes. Cut out the five points of the cream snowflake and glue to the underside of the panel. Fix the panel down the right - hand side of the base card.
Cut four triangular corners from the left over cream snowflake image and glue one in each corner. Stamp the greetings with Versamark onto cream card and heat emboss with black powder. Fix with sticky pads to the right - hand side of the card. Glue the left-overs after punching out the acetate circles, to the top left and bottom right of the base card.
Well there we have it, we are finished, phew !! this card is not a quick card to make lols!! but I think the extra time and effort is worth while. It looks better in the flesh so to speak than it does in the photograph. I hope you will give this card a go, I'm sure you will be pleased with the end result.
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and until next time, happy crafting.