Happy Monday, everyone! The new Merry Monday challenge is now up, and Kelly is challenging us to add an ornament to our cards. I added three! I had a particular idea in mind for this card, and it did kind of work out how I wanted, though I managed to make quite a mess with my heat embossing!
For this one layer card I started with a top fold white card base. Placing it in my MISTI I positioned the outline bauble from the retired Pink and Main stamp set called Joyful Tidings. After treating my card base with my anti-static powder tool I stamped the first bauble with embossing ink, and coated with gold embossing powder. I repeated the process with the other two outlines, then heated all three to melt the gold powder. I then pulled out the balloon string stamp from Uniko’s Balloon Bash and used it to add strings to each of my baubles, again stamping with embossing ink and coating with gold embossing powder before melting.
Next I moved on to filling in the baubles. From this point onwards I completely forgot about using my anti-static tool, hence the resulting mess despite my best efforts to clean it up… But never mind! I added some of the filler portions to each bauble. Initially I stamped with blue ink, but I wasn’t happy with how it looked. Instead I switched to using Simon Says Stamp Steel Navy embossing powder, which gave a much richer look than the ink.
After completing the blue I wanted to add some gold decoration to each bauble. For the right most bauble I stamped the row of stars between the navy lines I had stamped. The other two baubles didn’t have any more coordinating stamps to go with them. Instead I used a clear Ranger Embossing Pen to fill in the swirl on the left most bauble, as well as the wavy lines on the middle one. I then heat embossed all those elements with the same gold powder I had used previously.
Finally I added my sentiment, which is from the same stamp set. I actually remembered to use my anti static tool then, having been reminded by the mess I’d made with my baubles! I stamped and heat embossed it with the gold powder, completing my card.
Asides from the mess I made by forgetting to use my powder tool, I’m really happy with this card. It has a lovely clean and elegant look to it. I think I would like to make it again sometime, and maybe play around with some other colours. Although that would mean getting more colours of embossing powder! I’ll have to try to persuade my budget!
CAS Colours and Sketches – Sketch/Layout
Merry Monday – Add An Ornament
Paru’s Card Making Challenges – A Touch Of Gold
Check out what the rest of the DT made:
Charlotte (that’s me!)