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Rubber Art Stamping & Card Making.

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 stamp is by Penny Black, called Adornment. I stamped it in Silver Encore pigment ink, and heat embossed with Stampendous 'Stardust' embossing powder, after trying out a few others.
 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
Sentiment stamp
Corner chomper/rounder punch


MaggieC said...

I wish I had read this yesterday before I started cutting my toppers out. I threw all the bits in between into the bin - not thinking straight! Did you have a good time at the NEC and did you buy loads of stuff? I was very restrained this time, having spent out at the Workshop and since. However, I did get to meet Barbara Gray again and had another big hug from her, and go introduced to several of the design team. A good day. x Maggie

Laura said...

What beautiful cards! White and silver are so lovely together.

Myrna said...

Such lovely cards. Thank you for the tip.

Monica said...

very nice

Winnie said...

They turned out so elegant Shaz! I am making takes, and ran out of gold ribbon, so the next group will be white. Good thing about having a lot of supplies on hand, I can make changes.

gardenpinks said...

Superb lot of Christmas cards Shaz, simple yet very elegant and I love that Tied Together embossing folder! Looks good when ink is rubbed gently over the embossed areas and gems added to the centres :)

Lynn xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Fabulous elegant cards they've turned out to be(didn't expect anything else having watched them progress)
Still trying to get on with mine! Chrisx

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Lovely! That wreath looks so pretty is silver on white. And so MANY! I'm impressed :)

Happy WOYWW!
Mary Anne (20)

Erika said...

Wow, so many cards and so many bliss! I love this white cards looking like snow and ice. Thank you for stopping by and your kind words. Have a creative time :)
Erika Das blaue Haus

Sue said...

Beautiful! I'm finding that visiting your blog is going to have a VERY big impact on my wallet! You have a way of making cards that are relatively simple to duplicate, but are GORGEOUS! The stamps/supplies you use are perfect so, of course, I NEED them! (side note - before I edited my profile, my comments showed up as "unknown" on your glitter cat and Christmas bauble card posts, just in case it matters...)