I expect many of you have started making Christmas cards, as the Season is fast approaching. Here's one I've made, using one of my favourite techniques, stamping into ultra thick enamel.
I started by die-cutting the Sizzix snowflake border. I kept the waste, to go at the top of my card, and the snowflake border to go at the bottom. Then I inked both pieces with versamark embossing ink, & embossed 3 layers of Sapphire Jewel Enamels. Whilst the third layer was still molten, I stamped the Snowflakes into one side of each piece. The Snowflakes didn't cover the whole pieces, so after carefully reheating the other sides with my heat gun, I stamped some more snowflakes.
To make my background, I inked a square of white card, using tumbled glass & vintage photo Distress Ink. I stamped the Script from Calligraphic Mat 15 with vintage photo DI and the Snowflakes with broken china DI. Then I carefully positioned and stamped the greeting from the Christmas Greetings 1 plate, using jet black Archival Ink. I inked the edges of my background with more vintage photo DI.
Next, I die-cut 2 Sizzix Baubles from white card. I used the 'Wish' mover & shaker die on one of the pieces, then triple embossed this with Fire Opal Jewel Enamels. Whilst the third layer was still molten, I stamped the Script into it, using black Archival Ink.
For the background to the bauble, I inked lightly with vintage photo DI. I actually used just the ink that was left on the blending pad, from the main background. Then I stamped the Snowflakes with broken china DI. I glued the background bauble behind the embossed one, then tied a gold ribbon bow around the top.
To finish, I inked the edges of a square white card blank, then assembled my card as shown.
Here's a closer shot of the lovely shiny, stamped embossing. Can you see why I love this technique?!
Thanks for looking,