Sunday, August 6, 2017

Holiday Wishes

This is my post on the Sparkle N Sprinkle blog today.
To see how it was made, please take a peek there!

Hi, Diane with you today using another beautiful stamp set
from the July release 'Winter Greeting Bird and Wreath'.

I stamped the wreath image with Versamark
then embossed with Irish Spring embossing powder.
This EP powder has glitter in it, so it gave the wreath lot of sparkle.
The holly leaves were colored in with copics.
The birds were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink,
colored with copics, 
and Copper Penny glitter was added to their wing tips and tail feathers.
The sentiment was embossed with Black Detail embossing powder.
I fussy cut all the pieces out, 
then added Nuvo Crystal Dots Autumn Red to the berries on the wreath.
I set these all aside to dry.

The technique for the background of my card is
embossing on an already embossed card stock.
For this you will need Versamark and a Brayer.

I choose TH Alterations poinsettia embossing folder,
ran my card stock through my machine,
use the Anti Static bag to go over your card stock
(don't miss this step, it is very important)
loaded the brayer with Versamark, then with a 'light' pressure
ran it over the folder both diagonally and vertically.
This insures you pretty much get most of it covered.
You don't want to have a heavy hand or you will get embossing powder
where you don't want it.

I used Apple Red embossing powder.

I adhered my finished embossed background to a white card stock base,
then added my fussy cut stamped pieces and a bow to finish!

Thank you for visiting with me today!

Entering the following challenges:
Sparkles Christmas Challenge .... Festive Sentiment
The 12 Months of Christmas .... Tradional Christmas Colors


Ros Crawford said...

This is adorable Diane!

Darlene said...

OH WOW look at you go! What a fabulous technique and the red really POPS! Beautiful creation from start to finish! I see your little birdies have a touch of sparkle too ... such a sweet holiday creation! WOW!

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful!! The background looks amazing!! I love the wreath and the adorable birdies!! So gorgeous, my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Judy Woodland said...

So pretty, I love how you have heat embossed the Great idea. Really cute focal, really cute card!

Shona Erlenborn said...

What a bright and cheery Christmas card. Love the double embossed background.

Leslie Miller said...

Wow, that's a pretty, pretty Christmas card, Diane! Adorable stamp and love the crisp red and white contrast in the background which you added to with the perky bow. Such a delightfully fun and happy card!

Ginny Maxam said...

This Card is really beautiful! Your detailing and layer are awesome. Thank you for joining In the Word Art Wednesday fun! Ginny M DT

Donna Phelan said...

Oh I adore that wreath and your sweet little birdies edge with glitter! Great accent! Your poinsettia texture also looks amazing! So glittery!

Sandra H said...

This is just the cutest card ever and just perfect for our challenge over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge "A Festive Sentiment" good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

Suze said...

Lovely card - and great background technique. Thank you for joining in the link up at 12 Months of Christmas

Unknown said...

This is so beautiful!! The background looks amazing!! I love the wreath and the adorable birdies!! So gorgeous, my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs

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