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Monday, 11 November 2013
First batch of Christmas cards finished.
I started these a few weeks ago, and finally got them finished today. well, almost, I just have to stamp a greeting inside them.
The Merry Christmas sentiment was done in the same way.
After cutting out the squares with the image on, the corners were rounded with a Corner Chomper.
I have the one that cuts in 1/4" and 1/2"
I used the 1/4" side for the main image, then later used the 1/2" side to round the top corner of the cards. It does a lovely job, and much more tidily than the other corner punches I've had over the years.Doesn't need any real effort to punch either, certainly less than a normal punch.I matted the image onto silver card and rounded the corners again. I used a mix of 2mm and 3mm acrylic gems, added with Pinflair glue gel.
When I came to mount the image, I thought the base card just TOO plain, so browsed my box of embossing folders. I have a couple with snowflakes etc on, but they seemed too busy. Then I came across this recent purchase, called 'Tied Together', by Couture Creations.
What I really liked about this folder was that the back part is slightly narrower than the front, which makes it easy to emboss the front of a card, right up to the fold. So I embossed all the card fronts, then rounded the corners.
The image is mounted with DST, and the sentiment with a couple of blobs of silicone glue.
The main image mounted on the card front, waiting for the sentiment & ribbon.
By the way, I used up all the scrap pieces of card from cutting out my images to stamp the sentiments onto, then trimmed them down and matted onto silver again.
Ribbon now in place, waiting for the glue to dry. Some are silver, some have a splash of red. OK, I admit it, I ran out of silver ribbon, lol.
Stamp, Penny Black Adornment
Silver Encore Pigment ink
Stampendous Stardust embossing powder
Acrylic gems, e-bay
Tied Together Embossing folder
White pearl card base
Red/silver narrow ribbon
Corner chomper/rounder punch