Saturday, September 27, 2014

Noel Card


Card stock base of red, then a layer of white/GP, and a layer of Sahara Sand for the card front. Wanted to use the SU Petals A Plenty embossing folder on the Sahara Sand piece but wanted a softer embossed design so in the embossing folder I had two card stocks -- the Sahara Sand piece was first with a piece of white/GP on top of that. Ran this through the Cuttlebug and the Sahara Sand piece now has a softer design --- this is a photo of the two embossed pieces:


Once my Sahara Sand piece was embossed I trimmed it to the size I needed for the card front. I always trim my embossed pieces from the backside as to not have the trimmer blade cause the embossed piece to tear.

Using the ATG I put the embossed Sahara Sand piece onto the white/GP piece. Then set these aside. I used the "Noel" stamp set from Rubberstamptapestry.com for my Noel piece. Stamped the "Noel" onto white/GP using Sahara Sand ink. Then used the other stamps in this set -- holly leaf, the poinsettia, and the swirl stamp -- and stamped them onto some of the letters of the word Noel. For my poinsettia I inked the stamp and stamped it then slightly turned the stamp and stamped it again without re-inking the stamp. Once I had all my letters stamped I used an oval die in the Cuttlebug to cut it out. Using the next larger oval in the die set I cut out a red oval to go behind the Noel oval.

Put the ovals together using the ATG.  Used red ribbon from the stash and put a piece across the front of the Sahara Sand/white pieces and taped it to the back of them. Then used the ATG and put this on the red card stock base. Using large pop dots behind the Noel oval for dimension  I put this on top of the ribbon on the card front. Then using a gel pen from Sakura I added the sparkle to the poinsettia centers. From the same ribbon I made a bow and put that on the oval piece using a glue dot. The photo does not show the sparkle from the gel pen in the photo but you can see it on the actual card front. Here is a better photo to show the sparkle:


And the card front again:


Lots of versatility using the Rubber Stamp Tapestry stamp sets --- good value as well because you get a few stamps in each set and you can use them on different projects with other sets. TFL and YOLO

1 comment:

MaryH said...

Very elegant. I think I have this poinsettia Rubber Stamp Tapestry set but don't think I've used it yet. I love the way you've done it on this card and that gleaming ribbon trim is just fabulous. TFS