When I saw the challenge at Merry Monday was hearts
I knew right away I was going to use the
Super Heart Border wafer die from Simon Says Stamp
and do an inlaid die cutting technique.
It's such a cool technique - choose your die cut and run
it through your big shot twice - once on the paper that is
going to be 'inlaid' and once on the paper that you are
going to inlay the pieces into. Wow - does that even make sense?
I sure hope so.
I like the sparkle that the red glitter paper adds.
I recently discovered a great blog called Dies R Us and of
course the main theme is to use dies and I LOVE dies so
I decided to play along with their Christmas in July challenge.
The stamp is an oldie but a goodie from Stampin' Up!
It's called Heart of Christmas and I love the message - it's
one of my fav's.
After that I didn't know where I was going to go with the
card. It sat on my desk for a week while I went out of town.
I sat down this morning to finish it and it all just came together.
I saw the embossing challenge at CAS-ual Fridays and
grabbed the Falling Snow stencil from Simon Says Stamp! and
some embossing paste to make a background. I sprinkled on
some iridescent ice embossing powder and heat set it. It adds
just a hint of sparkle - like when the snow is actually falling.
I love it!
I finished it off by rounding the top corners of the stamped image.
The ribbon was a complete afterthought.
I'm entering this into the following challenges:
Merry Monday - hearts
CAS-ual Fridays - embossing
Dies R Us - Christmas in July
Crafty Boots Challenges - Christmas in July
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes
from Stampin' Up! unless noted
cardstock: whisper white (reg & heavy), red glitter paper
stamp set: Heart of Christmas
ink: cherry cobbler, wild wasabi
big shot: Super Heart Border wafer die (Simon Says Stamp!)
stencil: Falling Snow (Simon Says Stamp!)
embossing paste (Dreamweaver)
Iridescent Ice embossing powder
lace ribbon: (Craft Decor)
corner rounder punch
and thanks so much for visiting!