Saturday, December 13, 2014

Handmade Christmas Card: Pink and Gray Peace

Hello Everyone! 
Today I'm sharing a Christmas card in colors not normally associated with Christmas for one of the challenges over at Sketches4All. 

There are EIGHTEEN challenges so far this month with more coming soon and prizes galore! So make your way over and have fun with us. :)

If you would like to make this card, here is a tutorial.

Cardstock preparation
~Light pink~
10"w x 7"h (Fold card in half at the 5" mark)
5"w x 7"h mat
3 3/4" x 5" smallest die from Spellbinders Grand Ovals

~Plaid and brownish-gray solid~
4 3/4"w x 6 3/4"h
3 5/8" w x 4 5/8"h smallest die from Spellbinders Grand Scalloped Ovals
To make your tree

1. Stamp your tree image on your brownish-gray scalloped oval with VersaMark ink
2. Use the light pink Hampton Art embossing powder that has the sparkle in it
If you have never embossed before, the video below will show you how.
How to Emboss using embossing powders and a heatgun
3. Once your tree is done, place the scalloped oval die over it, center your tree and die cut it. 
Note: I wanted the embossing powder to be thick on this card so as soon as I was done heating the first layer of powder I added two more layers of powder. There is no need to use ink in the additional layers because the heated embossing powder will be sticky for as long as it remains heated and will hold the new powder. If your tree cools down and some areas aren't sticking well, use your heat tool to heat it back up.

To make your card

1. Adhere your plaid mat to your pink mat
2. Adhere you scalloped oval onto the center of your pink oval
3. Place tape onto the back of your pink oval
4. Lay your ribbon on the back of the pink oval, centering it from top to bottom and making sure that you made it long enough to go around the back of the mats
5. Add tape to the back of your ribbon and adhere your ovals and ribbon to your mat.

6. Add the face of your card to your card-base.

For my sentiment I used the word from a Holiday Time Gift Tag since I have a bunch of them that I had gotten free. If you don't have these, you can use a die-cut sentiments. There are plenty of them out there and you can buy them from companies like Top Dog Dies and Spellbinders.

To make my sentiment match, I embossed it with the same embossing powder I used on the tree. I also added three layers of embossing powder because I wanted the letters to be thick and run together more.
You're finished!

Supplies List
The plaid cardstock was bought as a single sheet at Joann Fabrics, but any gray, plaid cardstock will do. Unfortunately it did not come with a name or referral number on it.

  Happy crafting and thanks for stopping by!
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