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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Christmas Bling is Silver and Gold

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Today I'm playing along with the Silver and Gold challenge over on Do You Stack Up Card Challenge blog with some of my other Stampendous DT gals. We'd love it if you joined us and hopped around from the list on DYSU blog. Stampendous is one of the sponsors for this challenge and some prizes are available. So if you like the bling on my card you'll want to play along to have a chance to win a prize!

I'm using some of Stampendous Impressions' finest and most festive Essentials on this card. It's all about the silver and gold, right? Well here's the breakdown on this card.

The black square panel was stamped with the Jumbo Pinecone Boughs stamp with Versamark once and embossed with Detail Gold Embossing Powder then stamped with Versamark a second time and embossed in Sterling Silver Embossing Powder. Changing to the Fran•táge technique of sprinkling Essentials over the top and heat setting from the back, I added Aged Green Embossing Enamel over the thickest part of the image where the pinecone's are located. Add some Jeweled Gold Mix over the gold bough and Silver Halo Mix over the sterling silver bough.

The sentiment is watermark stamped with Versamark and embossed with in Hematite PearLustre Powder. I used a circle diecut one the sentiment and then the next larger circle on black cardstock. The black cardstock needed to pop a bit so I added Versamark directly to the edges from the pad and embossed with Midnight Black Embossing Powder. The sentiment is trimmed with Silver Halo Mix and Sterling Silver Embossing Enamel on the opposite of the same color bough and then did the same thing with the Detail Gold Embossing Powder and Jeweled Gold. I sprinkled Chunky White Embossing Enamel all over it for a snow effect before I embossed the silver and gold goodies.

For the delish embellishment, I tied May Arts Crushed ribbon in a knot glued it down behind the black square panel. The jingle bells? They are embellished with the one-two punch of coordinating embossing powders and glitter mix just as I did on all the previous embossing steps. Sterling Silver and Silver Halo Mix. Detail Gold and Jeweled Gold, but wait! I did realize I have Gold Halo in the Fran•táge Treasures Mix so I added that to the bell as well. To get the Essentials to stick to the bell, roll the bell around on the Watermark pad then hold it with a pair of tweezers while you heat emboss all the way around it. The bell stays hot long enough for the embossing to be sticky. Roll the bell gently around in the glitter mix of choice and then heat set the glitter. The bells are tied on with some May Arts Hemp twine. That's it!

Now it's time to hop over to the talented, Kristine Reynolds.

Stamps: Scrolled Seasons (Stampendous), Jumbo Pinecone Boughs (Stampendous via FranticStamper.com)
Paper: Green and black scraps
Ink: Watermark ink (Versamark, Tsukineko)
Accessories: Fran•táge Treasures Vintage Glitter Mix (has both halo mixes included), Detail Gold Embossing Powder, Sterling Silver Embossing Powder, Jeweled Gold, Aged Green Embossing EnamelChunky White Embossing EnamelMidnight Black Embossing Powder, Hematite PearLustre Powder (all Stampendous), crushed silk ribbon and hemp twine (May Arts Ribbon), brass jingle bells, circle die cuts (Lifestyle Crafts)

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  1. Your card is gorgeous.
    Thank you so much for joining us at DYSU this week
    Denise (DYSU DT) xx

  2. Fabulous to use both silver and gold! REally sets the sentiment off! Beautifully done!

  3. Love the bells! I would not have thought about adding bling to them!

  4. Wow, stunning - I love that vivid green with the silver and gold - so full of drama and movement! Thanks for the inspiration over at DYSU.
    Alison x


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