What you see is one panel with sections masked off and ink distressed after the image was stamped and heat embossed; the narrow strips and center are attached to that card base after they were stamped, heat embossed and ink distressed.
The center piece is one layer of white that was has VersaMark applied to the edge, Pearl Ex applied and sealed with hair spray. The gold doesn’t show well unless the remainder of the card doesn’t show well…can’t win! Also the edge of the cardstock was colored with the hunter marker.
Top layer: semi glossy white edged with hunter marker and ink distressed with gray. Stamped pines in hunter, stamped again with VersaMark and heat embossed with clear powder. It’s the same image stamped three times using a stamp positioner.
The ornaments are stamped with StazOn black, again with VersaMark and heat embossed with clear. Then using a VersaMark pen I filled in the section and heat embossed in clear, used the pen over the same area and added Pearl Ex and heated again. This melts the Pearl Ex into the powder and seals it. I learned that in a VSN challenge!
The ornament part was the most work but it was fun. They are cut out and attached with adhesive dots and tack glue under the hanger portion. Gel pen colors in the metal piece. Black marker to color the white edges.
Date: Saturday, July 14, 2007 GMT Views: 1785
Paper: Flat and semi glossy white, Stampin Up - Mellow Moss cardstock
Ink: StazOn – Jet Black, VersaMark pad and pen, Stampin Up – Going Gray, Handsome Hunter
Accessories: White, clear embossing powder, brads, sponge for distressing, Pearl Ex, hunter, black marker from Stampin Up, gold gel pen by Sakura, 1/16” punch, post it notes for masking, adhesive dots, tacky glue, double sided tape
Techniques: Ink distressing, heat embossing, pearl ex