Embossed Christmas Card
This embossed Christmas card is a project for my classes this month and uses the Festival of Trees stamp set from Stampin’ Up!.
(inspired by fellow demonstrators Barbara Meyer)
There are two types of embossing featured on this card: dry and wet. Dry embossing uses embossing folders and the Big Shot. Wet embossing uses Versamark ink and embossing powders.
The Shimmery White cardstock layer (4″ x 5-1/4″) is embossed with the Filigree Embossing Folder and Soft Suede Ink is lightly sponged over the raised areas and along the edges. I used a Stampin’ Sponge to add the ink in a soft, circular motion. You can always add more ink but you can take it away so it’s better to keep sponging till you get the right coverage instead of adding too much too quickly.
The Gold Satin ribbon (about 6″ or so) has the ends adhered to the back and the Gold Twine is tied to the left side. Make sure the satin ribbon is a little loose to allow for tying the twine or it’ll bend the cardstock from being too tight.
The trees from Festival of Trees are stamped in Soft Suede on Shimmery White cardstock and the decorations are stamped in Versamark and embossed with Gold Embossing Powder. Be sure to use the Embossing Buddy across the trees before stamping in Versamark. That will lessen any stray powders.
The Tree Punch quickly and easily punches out the stamped and embossed trees. One tree is adhered directly to the card and the other is popped up with Dimensionals. The Festival of Trees comes as a bundle with the Tree Punch for a 15% savings too!
Here are the supplies for this embossed Christmas card:
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I really like this card and think I’m going to create this same card using a different color scheme. Maybe Lost Lagoon ink and paper with Silver embossing and ribbon? Or possibly Night of Navy with Silver?
I hope you enjoyed todays projects and will be inspired to created some embossed Christmas cards for your family and friends 🙂