This is my card for the SCS Christmas Fan Club Challenge for July SCSCCJul14 of "Sentiment-inspired" where you have your Christmas greeting as being the focus of your card. If you are a Fan Club Member, you can find more details on the challenge here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/fo...~-t589282.html Why not play along and join in the fun and get ahead with your Christmas cards?!
Initially, I was a little stumped as to what sentiment I could use for the focal point as I couldn't find anything suitable - but then I remembered that I had a folder with some older-style JustRite stamps in the back of the cupboard. Funny how you forget what you have........! The sentiment and border is from the JustRite Christmas Treasures set (which uses their own 3-1/4" round stamper) and was stamped using Versamark Watermark ink and heat-embossed using Ranger Silver superfine embossing powder. I really love how you can see such fine detail with this embossing powder.
The dry embossing is a Nellie Snellen Christmas Square-1 EFE004 embossing folder.
After I attached the main panel to the card, I thought that the panel needed something more so decided to cut a silver glitter cardstock border using my Lifestyle Nesting Circles and the Magnetic platform in my Big Shot. The magnetic platform makes it so easy to cut a border this way because you can lay the dies exactly where you want them and they don't move in the machine. I glued down the silver circle using Tombow Mono Multi glue.
I used my Perfect Layers Tools to trim a 1/16" border around the silver cardstock base (LOVE these tools - they make crafting so much easier!). By the way, I attached the silver glitter cardstock to the white cardstock using Ranger Wonder Tape. Doublesided tape, in my experience, just doesn't work for attaching glitter cardstock - it isn't strong enough.
Lastly, I added silver Papermania PMA351103 adhesive rhinestones. Finished size is 5-1/8" x 5-1/8".
Registered: November 1, 2005 Location: Posts: 74266
Fri, Jul 04, 2014 @ 8:32 AM
Gorgeous! See aren't you glad you found this in the back of the cupboard! I adore the silver and white, your textured panel is beautiful with the circle frame. Gorgeous! Glad you are able to start Christmas cards again. ;-)
Registered: February 22, 2006 Location: Casselberry, Florida Posts: 41263
Sat, Jul 05, 2014 @ 5:32 AM
So glad you found that stamp because your card is just lovely! That embossing folder makes a very nice background for the round image section. Isn't it fun to go rummaging? You never know what kind of a gem you will find!
Registered: February 3, 2005 Location: Delray Beach, FL Posts: 15268
Mon, Jul 07, 2014 @ 5:57 AM
Oh, Jocelyn, this is beautiful! And congrats on starting your Christmas cards! I can't wait to start mine (after September 15!). I love your sentiment, and the beautiful embossed white background with the silver glitter is beautiful! Love it! Hugs!