The embossing folder I used is the Sizzix "Holly Swirls" (657139). Using the technique below, I patted Memento "Dessert Sand" on the Inside of the embossing folder on the soild side; the part of the folder that will be the background - in this case the holly leaves are the embossed portion so the other side was inked. You can't see it very easily in this photo, but it has a pretty tan background. Because it doesn't show very well, I have used green for the sample below.
The design paper used is from the Graphic 45 "Christmas Emporium Collection. To give it "interest" I used a piece with the stripped paper going vertical on the left side and used it the opposite way on the right side. The embossed background was backed with black card stock and then attached in the center.
The poinsettias and sentiment are from the new Heartfelt Creations "Holiday Poinsettia Candle Precut Set" (HCPC 3419). The flowers are at the base of the candle. They were stamped several times so they could be cut out and made dimensional. They were colored with watercolors. Small yellow beads were glued in the center and glitter added to the petals. The sentiment was gold embossed on black card stock and cut out with a Spellbinders Labels Seventeen. It was tucked behind the poinsettias. To complete the card, two Spellbinders corners (Parisian Accents) were die cut and added to the top corners.
- Create a Christmas card
- Create an embossed background using the technique above
- Use stripped design paper
- Gold emboss your sentiment