Simple Christmas

I dont know about you but, when I want to make a stack of cards ( not often) I really don't want to color a complicated image over and over so, I tend to reach for stamps that can just be inked and done. In this case the Sentiments ( Simon Says Stamp) were heat embossed with WOW gold powder ( twice) so, they really have some depth and pop to them. and then the Prickley Pear poinsettias were heat embossed in some sparkly Ranger enchanted gold powder ( this is half glitter and some of it rubs off like a distressed look or maybe its these blooms) but, after the red sprays, stains and shimmers were added it gave the blooms a ghost effect.

Each of those panels warped badly and I had them under a pile of dies on the desk for a while trying to flatten them out so, I ended up die cutting them down smaller with a Stitched rectangle die and then using foam tape to pop them up over the gold mirror layers. These finished out at A-6 in real life. and should be one stamp cards to mail. ( which is huge for me as most of mine cost me a couple dollars each card to mail in the end) I did use my Misti stamping tool to do them all the same ( the double embossed especially went very quickly because of it.

1 comment:

Karin van eijk said...

these are gorgeous christmas cards Stacy and very elegant

gr karin