This clean and simple design is the third of the three cards that I designed featuring the “Your Presents” stamp set for our Holiday Catalog Stamp Together. My goal was to show different ways (aka, non-traditional) to use this versatile set and I love how they all turned out. I hope you do as well.
BASE: The base is Vellum in a long & narrow-ish size (3-1/4″ x 5-1/2″). Because the Vellum is semi-opaque I added a strip of Pink Pirouette to the inside mainly to give an area to write your sentiment on and then I found it had a nice subtle ground effect. Next is a slightly narrower band then the 2″ circle in Gold Foil and that is topped with a 1/4″ band of Gold Glimmer.
FOCAL POINT: The Medallion hi-lights both the Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum Stack paper as well as the Your Presents stamp set. A 2″ circle was punched in Pink Pirouette and the “Gold Crackled” design from the Winter Wonderland DCS. [TIP: Any vellum will show adhesive through to the front so use Vellum Tape or strategically place pieces on the card to hide your adhesive.] I put adhesive in the middle of the circle to hold the two 2″ circles together then I topped that with a 1-1/4″ punch circle in Gold Foil popped with a Stampin’ Dimensional.
SENTIMENT: There are many different shapes in the Your Presents stamp set, two happen to be a 1″ish Solid Circle and the word Joy. Believe it or not I stamped the solid circle onto Whisper White with Pink Pirouette ink and then stamped Joy centered in the middle with VersaMark and heat embossed in Gold. [TIP: Stamping the pink onto the white cardstock give a more subtle pink color and makes the embossed Joy stand out even more. AND let the pink dry for a few minutes before rubbing with your Embossing Buddy and stamping the Joy so the powder only sticks so the Versamark.] Finally, yes, I did fussy but around the circle and parts of the Job outside of the circle. I know I kinda crazy. Lol! I also cut off a bit more from the “J” because I didn’t like the white that showed in the center. I “made it work”. [grin]
Thank you so much for stopping by today and leaving me a comment. I hope you have a great Friday-Eve (aka, Thursday)!
- STAMP: Your Presents
- PAPER: Vellum, Pink Pirouette, Gold Foil, Gold Glimmer, Whisper White, Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum Stack
- INK: Pink Pirouette, VersaMark
- ACCESSORIES: Punches–2″ & 1-1/4″ Circles
Sparkly Hugs, Carol