Friday, November 2, 2012

Day 2 of Ten Days of Christmas

This is a standard A2 card, I used this size most of the time. They fit in the envelops we all have for cards and it's just easier all the way around. Also, I send cards to OWH (Operation Write Home) those are hand made cards that go to our troops so they can send cards home to friends and loved ones. And this is the size they need to be for that.
Whisper White,  Brushed Gold, Marina Mist
Other supplies:  En Francais background stamp, Labels Collection Framelits die cut set, gold embossing powder, Polka dots embossing folder, Keepsakes Ornaments stamps and Holiday Ornament framelits die set. Whisper White seam binding. Versamark ink pad
The ornament stamps and die cuts can be purchased in the Holiday catalog for a discounted price if bought together.

Cover your background stamp with ink from the Versamark ink pad, the easy way is to lay the stamp down face up and pat over it with the ink pad. Stamp onto your Brushed gold paper cut slightly smaller then the card.  Quickly pour embossing powder over stamped image and when done tap to get any extra powder off the card.  Heat with an embossing gun.
TIP: If you haven't embossed before, hold the image toward a light source, a window during day time is fine, and watch it as you heat, soon as an area turns shiny it's done, move around the image  until it's all shiny. It's easy to heat too much and then the embossing will just disappear, so be careful.
Stamp and cute out your ornament, select a Label die that will work for the size of your ornament, run it through the embossing folder, also die cut a gold ornament and layer the die cuts together, attach to the card using Dimensionals. Cut a piece of seam binding to fit around the front of the card, and to the back an inch or so on either side, glue down. Stamp Sentiment to a one inch strip. The ends were cut using a one inch round punch, attach.
I hope I've sparked some ideas, see you tomorrow. 

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