Winter Wonderland. Pages 22 – 27 of the Handmade for the Holidays Holiday catalogue is what we are using for this week’s CASE-ing The Catty projects, and I only have a few embellishments from these pages but no stamp sets… What’s a girl to do?! Improvise of course!
I have chosen to recreate the stunning card at the bottom of page 24 which features the Flurry Of Wishes stamp set, the Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum Stack which I didn’t have in my stash, so I have used similar items. recreating the look with the Holly Jolly Greetings stamp set and the Gold Foil Vellum Stack from the Annual catalogue. The technique and embellishments remain the same.
I first started with the water colouring element using our Water Colour Paper, Aqua Pens and my Lost Lagoon ink pad, making a drippy, inky, fabulous mess and drying it with my Heat Tool in between layers until I reached my desired base effect. I made sure this was all completely dry before I ran my Embossing Buddy all over the paper, inked up my snowflake image with Versamark ink, stamped directly onto the Water Colour Paper, sprinkled White Embossing Powder over the ink, tapped the excess off and then heated embossed the images with my Heat Tool. You can stamp as many or as little snowflakes as your heart desires. I went for three as I thought that was enough. I also noticed that there was a gold embossed ‘splat’ at the bottom of the card. Once I’d glued my Water Colour Paper down to my base card, I also heat embossed this image using the ‘snow’ image stamp also from the Holly Jolly Greetings set. The sentiment I used was from the Oh, What Fun stamp set and was made using the same heat embossing technique as explained above, but this time onto our fabulous Crepe Paper.
I also realised the Basic Pearl in the middle of the Snowflake Element was gold so I tried my hand at heat embossing these also. I’d never tried this before, but guess what, it worked. I simply lifted off the pearl with my Paper Snips, dipped it directly onto the Versamark ink pad and then directly into the embossing powder, making sure that I didn’t get any powder on the backing adhesive. I tentatively turned my Heat Tool on and started heating the pearl up from a distance and gradually getting closer, just to make sure that the embossing process was working and that I didn’t accidently melt anything I shouldn’t.
Next on your Winter Wonderland journey is the extremely talented Rachel with a gorgeous project to share with you all. Happy hopping.
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