This is the last of the Christmas cards for awhile, as it is the last sample for my Christmas Stamper's Dozen tonight. I used the layout from The Paper Players Challenge sketch this week:
All the bling happened because I decided to use Rich Razzleberry for the card base and looked for another colour to go with it. My best bet turned out to be gold, which was great because my deer image, a stamp from the new *Jolly Christmas Stamp Set, could be embossed in Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder, which usually results in a more even coverage for a solid stamp like that.
- I can't remember the last time I used the Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum, but it was perfect for my background here as it added the gold foil, but also let the background show through a bit.
- I used the Banner Triple Punch for the 2" strip of Gold Glimmer Paper to get the notched end. I love that tool! It makes it so easy to get that flagged end. The 2" width is the largest of the banner you can make with this punch. It also accommodates a 1 1/2" strip and a 1" strip, and it has the markings to center a 3/4" width, but you have to hold it straight to keep it centered.
- I reversed the stacking of the circles on the side because I wanted all the deer to show. As well as embossing the deer, I also added a thin edge of Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder around the edge of the circle for definition. I didn't want to use a matte because the next circle up, when using the Circle Collections Framelits would have given it too large a footprint on the card. Gold Foil Sheets, die cut with a smaller circle framelit, gave the second circle.
- The sentiment, stamped here in Rich Razzleberry ink on Whisper White cardstock is from the same stamp set, *Jolly Christmas, which will be available for you to order starting Sept. 1, when the 2015 Holiday Catalogue goes live. To get in on the first round of ordering, let me know what you want in the next few days!
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*Products from the Stampin' Up! 2015 Holiday Catalogue, available Sept.1, 2015: *Jolly Christmas Stamp set.