A little light relief from yesterdays Dark Christmas Offering silver anyone? This card is a real mixture of techniques and I have to admit I loved making it. I may have mentioned before that I started out crafting as a stamper and sometimes I forget the pure pleasure in making and stamping your own background and flourishes! This card uses lots of stamping as well as my much loved die cutting and the fabulous Sue Wilson dies.
I do like a die that can be used for many different things and when I find a set that will work for Christmas as well as normal cards then its for me! The baubles on this card use one such die which is the Sue Wilson Calabria die from the Italian collection. It makes a beautiful stained glass effect which got me thinking wouldn't it make a stunning bauble?!?
I therefore made the baubles first by die cutting in silver mirror and silver glitter card and mounted a circle behind that reflected the top, glitter on mirror and vice versa. The hangers / tops of the baubles are made by die cutting spellbinders baubles die and sticking the circles on top.
Next I needed a background that would set these off and so I stamped a large background stamp in versamark and embossed it in cosmic shimmer detail clear embossing powder. Next I inked a platinum pigment ink over the top and then wiped the piece to make the background show through (difficult to explain but there are loads of you tube videos on this technique).
I then made the larger background by using Sue Wilson's triple stamping technique, see her blog for more details, which I stamped in versamark and then dusted with Mica powder. (There is more on the technique of stamping and using mica powders on tomorrows post)
Finally a few holly leaves cut in the different cards I have used and placed between the layers.
Sue Wilson Calabria Die
Spellbinders Bauble Die
Cosmic Shimmer Clear Detail embossing powder
Creative Expressions Mica powders
Silver Mirror Card
Platinum pigment Ink.
Background & Stamps DoCrafts 2013 range
Time consuming but so fun to make and elements could be used on loads of different cards.