Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Sweet Holiday is one of the New Reveal stamp sets from Sparkle N Sprinkle this month. I've combined several techniques as well as a couple different stamp sets on this particular card.
To start off, the background was created using the Emboss Resist technique. Start by randomly stamping the three small stamps that come with the Sweet Holiday set onto white cardstock with VersaMark. Cover with Clear embossing powder and heat set.
Next, take blend Distress Ink (Picked Raspberry) over the entire thing. The embossed images stay white. After that stamp the newly re-released Wonky Lines plaid background with VersaMark over the card panel. Cover with Clear embossing powder and heat set. This image will turn darker after it's heat set.
Stamp the gingerbread and the cottage twice and color with Copic markers. Using the Paper Tole technique, cut up and layer the cottage. Crystal Ice glitter was added to the snowflakes, one of the gingerbread mens' rickrack, the design around the door and bottom of the cottage, and the window sills. Bridal glitter was added to the other gingerbread and Diamond Dust glitter was added to the chimney top.
The sentiment was stamped in VersaMark, heat set with Black Detail embossing powder, and die cut using the Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Sketchbooks die. Leave the die in place and pounce some Picked Raspberry Distress Stain onto the sentiment. Apply VersaMark over the entire die cut, cover with Clear embossing powder, and heat set. This will give the sentiment die cut a really shiny appearance.
The Distress Embossing technique was added to the card base with Distress Ink (Picked Raspberry) and Clear embossing powder. Some rick rack was also added.
This card looks pretty bright on my monitor, and I have to tell you, it's just as bright and festive in person.