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Today we are going to keep it real easy, but hopefully a little stylish..
▪️We will start off by picking up a piece of Black Foundations card stock, and stamping our beautiful deer stamp in Tea Dye Distress Oxide Ink.
▪️For this one, we are going to use Cosmic Shimmer Olympic Gold Embossing Powder. This isn't one that I use very often, but I don't know why.. as it is stunning!
This beautiful embossing powder contains LOADS of mica; glorious shimmery mica (be still my beating heart!) Once you have heat embossed, just use a dusting brush (or cloth) to remove the excess mica. If you fall in love with the mica shimmer like I have, and want to leave a little trace of it in the texture of your card stock.. then here is a little trick... Give it a little light mist with a cheap hair spray to fix it in place.
▪️Now for the cutting... Pop on top my Creative Expressions Large Panel Canvas Die and send it through your machine to cut and score the Canvas.
▪️Once through, use a Score Tool to burnish the score lines.
▪️Whilst building your canvas, I highly recommend using Woodware's Mini Pegs (to hold in place during construction) and Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue.
▪️Now build up the middle of the Canvas with a couple of bits of foam tape stacked togeher to give the middle a little support. ▪️Glue the canvas onto a panel of Bright White card - 6cm x 13cm ▪️For the background of this card, we are going to use the NEW Sue Wilson Background - Plaid Die.
This amazing die is part of Sue's latest Baby Collection, however for me, this truly is an all year round die.
▪️Here I have cut mine from Black Foundations card stock and lightly dusted over it with a dusting brush.
Remember, all that excess mica we picked up earlier from the embossing powder? Well that will transfer off of the brush and give this die cut a lovely golden hue.
▪️Mist with hairspray once again to bond the mica to the card.
▪️Next I am going to take the outside edge for the Plaid die and cut it from a piece of Bright Gold Pearl card. I find this matches so nicely with the embossing powder.
▪️I have then glued the Plaid die cut on to the Bright Gold panel and infilled the small and large sqaures with gold gems.
▪️I have then foam padded this onto a piece of bright white card - 6"x6"
Under this level, I have then added another bright white panel. I really like double layering in white card as it creates a soft shadow that (to me) gives an air of luxury. This panel measures 6.5"x 6.5"
▪️Under this, I have then added a Bright Gold Pearl card layer - measuring 6.75"x 6.75" ▪️At this stage I really wanted to tie the black card in from the layers, so I have added a panel of black card - measuring 7"x 7" ▪️All of this has then been mounted onto a card blank - 7.25" x 7.25"
▪️To finish off, I have stamped "Yuletide Blessings" from my Creative Expressions Tea Bag Folding Stamp Set
▪️To compliment the main Deer stamp, I have stamped the sentiment with Tea Dye Distress Oxide Ink, and heat embossed it -again using Olympic Gold Embossing Powder. ▪️I have then layered this on to a piece of white card and foam paded it onto the card. I truly hope you have enjoyed reading through this project, and it inspires you to create something similar. If you do, please don't forget to share it with us on our Facebook Group - Create With Craftmania and Jamie Rodgers | Facebook Best wishes Jamie x
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