Wednesday, October 31, 2012
I am still having fun with some of the new embossing folders from Joan's Gardens. The folder I used today is the Crafts-Too "Sleigh". This was another quick and easy card and I love how it turned out. This is a 5.5"x6" card.
I wanted to make the Santa and his reindeer stand out on this embossed card so I used a brayer to add Black Memento ink to the top portion (on the inside) of the folder. It did get some ink down on the snow banks so I just wiped it off before putting in the card stock, with a baby wipe. I need to tell you that because you are adding the black ink to a plastic folder, it doesn't turn out a dark black -- which is what I wanted. There were a few little black smudges on the Santa and I used a product I love called "Copic Opaque White". I used a brush to picked up a little of the opaque white, then lightly brushed it over the black smudge. I love this product because it is truly a white opaque liquid and is very easy to use. The card stock was placed on the back side of the folder, and the top (the part with the ink) was brought down over the card stock. If you do it the other way, it would be easy for it to slip and would give you smudges you don't want.
The sentiment is the Impression Obsession "Merry Christmas" stamp. On the back of the card I added another piece of card stock that was punched with the Martha Stewart "Aspen Snowflake" border/corner punches.
Tomorrow I will be using another new embossing folder for the Weekly Challenge, so hope you will stop back by.
All the products I used on this card can be purchased from Joan's Gardens:
Crafts-Too "Sleigh" embossing folder (CTFD4011)
Black Memento Ink
Copic Opaque White
Impression Obsession "Merry Christmas" stamp (E8774)
Martha Stewart "Aspen Snowflake" border/corner punches