Friday, 13 July 2012

My Embossed Card for this weeks Sundays with Santa on Facebook

Good Afternoon All, well the sun is out but for how long Ive no idea, anyway this weeks challenge on Sundays with Santa was to make an embossed card, and Ive also combined mine with using mica flakes, more on this in a moment. Anyway I cut a piece of card for the first mount of white pearlescent card on my 6"x 6" white base card and ran it through my cuttlebug with a snowflake embossing folder, then used a wide Christmas ribbon around the middle I stuck it to the base card.
Now back to my Christmas tree, I first had to use a special glue that you get from Indigo Blu, you create your own stamping pad with it, you then use this on your stamp, Ive used this gorgeous Xmas Tree, then rub the mica flakes over the glue, now this is where it gets extremely messy and sticky. I used the special foam square on it afterwards to get rid of the excess and I also stamped the sentiment at the bottom.
The problem with this sticking mica flakes is the clearing up afterwards, it does make everything sticky and youve really got a job to clean the stamp, though you do get special stuff for this but you also have to wash it in soapy water. I will try again in the future but its certainly one job you need to give yourself some time to do. I actually got my stamp stuck to my card the first time I tried it. Anyway good luck, I cut out the tree and used some silicone glue to stick it to the base card.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.co.uk/
http://divasbydesignchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
http://paperprettiesblog.blogspot.co.uk/
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
http://stampwithsarahkay.blogspot.co.uk/
http://operationwritehome.org/starsandstamps/

11 comments:

JoAnn Ross said...

Wow! You went to a LOT of work, but it was so worth it! That's a stunning card!!! I just got that cuttlebug folder and can't wait to use it.

cindyann said...

Thanks for inspiring us with the pretty Christmas card. I love how you used the ribbon in the background. And the embossing added another great element!

Debs said...

Fabulous card - stunning tree and I love the gilding flakes.
Thanks for playing along with us at Stampavie this time.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Renee said...

Very pretty with all the texture and colors :)

Melodie said...

Merry christmas, dear Shirley *lol*.
Your card looks so wonderful.
Hugs
Melodie

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Shirley.

Hugs Riet.xx

Sherry Hickey said...

Your card is really beautiful and it gave me that Aha! moment that always hits me in July--Christmas is just six months away! Great job.

Mynnette said...

This is GORGEOUS! LOVE the mica flakes--you've done an amazing job with them! Simply STUNNING!!! I hope you come and join me at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown and Technique Tuesday as well--I'd love to see what you make! :)

DIANA L. said...

Your card is so beautiful. I love the embossing and the stamped Christmas tree is exquisite
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge.
DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

Miss Sue said...

Very nice Christmas card. Thanks for playing along with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty. Hope you come back every week!

coldwaters2 said...

Hi again Shirley I didn't realise that I had missed so many wonderful creations, this is so elegant that ribbon looks very expensive I love the embossed background and tree.
Hugs
Lorraine x