Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Make it Monday #144-Heat Embossing on Vellum (Number 2)

I thought I was finished making Christmas cards, but thought of one more couple that I'd like to make a card for, so I used this week's inspiration from Papertrey Ink. For this card, I heat embossed the text background with gold embossing powder onto the vellum, then mounted that panel onto my cream card base. I used gold powder on the poinsettias, as well as on the sentiment. The flower centers have Stardust Stickles on them, which are really sparkly, in real life. I used a dark red Copic to give some dimension to the flower petals, and some Distress Ink to shade the flowers.
Thanks for looking!
All materials are PTI, unless otherwise indicated.
Stamps: Year of Flowers: Poinsettias, Silent Night, Vintage Life Backgrounds (Heartfelt Creations)
Cardstock: Rustic Cream, Pure Poppy, Vellum
Other: Stardust Stickles (Ranger), Filligree Gold embossing powder, Copic pens, Distress Ink-Peeled Paint (Ranger), Versamark Ink

Monday, December 9, 2013

Make it Monday #144: Heat Embossing on Vellum

Papertrey Ink's challenge this week is to use heat embossing on Vellum. Melissa created a wonderful card as a demo, seen here. I am a traditionalist, but I decided to go "outside the box", and use some non-traditional colours for my card. I used Postmarks: Holiday stamp set (PTI) and embossed three trees using silver, gold and copper embossing powders. For the sentiment, I used a Think Big Favourites (PTI), stamped in Versafine Black ink, and embossed it with clear powder. The snowflakes are from Lawn Fawn, and the copper and pearl embellies are from my stash. The cardstock is Hawaiian Shores, from PTI, which coordinated with the snowflakes really well. I also broke out my PTI shimmer cardstock, in copper, to use a a background mat for my vellum. The shimmer cardstock is gorgeous--I love it!! I heat embossed the sentiment inside, in copper, as well, on white paper.
Thanks for looking!