Today I thought I’d use a couple of products that I just HAD to have but haven’t used to the full potential yet: Decor Stencils and Brass Emobssing Templates.
The thought behind this card was to use a Christmas colour combo but not make a Christmas card.
I started with an Always Artichoke card base and made a layer of Bravo Burgundy on which I layered Very Vanilla.
On the Very Vanilla piece, I stamped the large square stamp from Fresh Cuts in stamped off Close to Cocoa and I also wheeled the Baroque border Stampin’ Around wheel in Mellow Moss (this is very hard to see!). I also sponged the edges a lot with Close to Cocoa ink.
Next, I used the Elegant Trio Decor Stencil and particularly the Fleur de Lis. I sponged it first in Close to Cocoa, then moved it to one side slightly and darkened it with Chocolate Chip. Then, I moved it to the other side slightly and added some White gel pen accents.
To add a little more depth, I then stamped the fleur de lis from Extreme Elements with Jet Black StazOn onto a window sheet and punched it out with my 1 1/4″ circle punch. I adhered it with a glue dot and then added a clear rhinestone which I took out of the brad casing. I then used the Punches Plus brass template (which matches all the punch shapes) and pierced a circle around the window sheet circle.
I wanted a little more depth so I added a strip of 5/8″ Bravo Burgundy grosgrain and stamped a staying from Heard from the Heart in Close to Cocoa ink.
So, one more layer to go! I ran a piece of Mellow Moss through my Sizzix Big Shot and the scallop square die. I then put it through the Big Shot again with my Perfect Polka Dots Impressions Folder and sponged the finished dotted shape.
Okay, think that’s it!
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Cardstock: Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla, Bravo Burgundy.
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Mellow Moss, Chocolate Chip.
Stamps: Heard from the Heart, Extreme Elements, Fresh Cuts.
Accessories: Elegant Trio Decor Stencils, Clear Rhinestone Brads, Stampin’ Sponges, Window Sheets, 1 1/4″ circle punch, 5/8″ Bravo Burgundy Grosgrain, Sizzix Big Shot, Scallop Square die, Perfect Polka Dots Impressions Folder.