Thursday, December 13, 2012

Christmas Card 3

Hello crafty cats, you had better get a cup/glass of your favourite drink, this is a large/long post.

The new/2012 Holiday Catalogue (old mini) has a number of fantastic new items, one of those being this gorgeous Embossing Folder - Holiday Frame (127820).  It is so simple, quick, versatile and effective to use.

 I hope you enjoy these samples, highlighted with glimmer paper - silver (124005) or red (121790), SU Cord - Sweater Trim, available in Cherry Cobbler (129938), Gumball Green (127838) and Whisper White (129937) and the fabulous stamp sets of Joyous Celebrations (W128066 / C128069) and Greetings of the Season (W128030 / C128033).

Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White are the colours used here and I had to use SU's Iridescent Ice 101930 (much like Dazzling Diamonds in embossing powder - now there is a winner) over the embossing.
Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Garden Green and Whisper White with more iridescent ice (101930) embossing powder.
A close up so you can see the fine particles of the iridescent ice embossing powder.  Just purrrfect...

Love this new Sweater Trim and can you see the iridescent ice - one of my favourite products.

Moving to some not so traditional colours but beautiful all the same, Blue and White...
The snow flake and greeting is from the Snow Swirled stamp set (W115868 / C127799).  I love blue, Marina Mist is the blue on this card coupled with Whisper White and the Silver Shimmer card stars.
A change of colour and technique.  This one I cut out the embossed image and wiped over the raised sections with Wild Wisabi.  The centre piece is from Every Little Bit (W121506 / C120558) a cute little set, punched out with the XL oval punch (119859), and the perimeter sponged.
Wild Wasabi...nice
LOL a big change of colour! Daffodil Delight on More Mustard...The centre piece is from Every Little Bit (W121506 / C120558) as above, punched out with the XL Oval punch (119859), and the perimeter sponged.

I embossed this with iridescent ice again - you can just see it above the bow, made from SU's new 1/4" (6.4mm) Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon
 SU released a new paper, (2012 Holiday Catalogue) Core'dinations Card Stock in Cherry Cobbler (127846), Early Expresso (127848) and Gumball Green (127847).  It is unique in that when you sand it, a monochromatic colour is revealed. One side of the card stock is smooth, the other textured as seen below.  Another product in the Holiday Catalogue is the Illuminate Glimmer Watermark Stampin Pad (126857).  A subtle shimmer of silver can be added to your project, though you do have to pick your card colour as it is not as stunning on all colours of card stock.
I love this Core'rdinates paper...
 More new stuff, Woodgrain (127821) embossing folder, another must from the Holiday Catalogue.

No guesses to  how I've made this card - but I wiped the embossing with Daffodil Delight and then Illuminate Glimmer Pad just to see what it would do...hopefully you can see a shimmer of silver here and there...
Daffodil Delight with Core'dination card stock embossed with the Wood Grain embossing folder.

Last but not least, thought I'd better get festive and traditional with REAL RED... The centre is again a stamp from Every Little Bit (W121506 / C120558) , punched out with the XL oval punch (119859), and the perimeter that Sweater Trim.

Yes went back to more Iridescent Ice embossing...and you can see the glitter which is almost glossy
And the last, another Real Red combination...
This time I rubbed the Real Red ink pad over the embossing, love that cord...
What a mammoth post.  I hope this inspires you to purchase this fantastic embossing folder or if you already have it, get it out and use it!  It is so easy to create gorgeous cards with it.

Thanks for stopping by, and please watch for the next post, and enjoy your card making this wonderful festive season.

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