On 30th October I shared a card I had created using the leaves and red berry stickers from the Most Wonderful Time Product Medley. In my blog, I said I’m not really one for using stickers, but here I am and I’ve done it again! The non-sticky Brightly Gleaming Foil Elements are really stunning and quite irresistible! Having said that, I adhered the copper side of the Copper Foil star in the centre of my Copper Foil die-cut star for the centre of today’s card.
Every time I’ve seen a card made with the Copper Foil Element Star layered the correct way round on a die-cut Copper Foil Stitched Star, I’ve thought they have looked stunning. When I tried it yesterday, I felt the Foil Element disappeared against the die-cut heart! I think it works well with it turned back to front, although it’s possibly a bit on the stark side – it’s a shame it’s not a Very Vanilla back rather than white! Never mind, it still works.
To achieve the top Night of Navy Cardstock (CS) layer, I started by embossing it using the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder. Like with the Copper Foil stars, I felt the writing could hardly be seen. I decided to highlight it by sponging over it very gently with some of the Delicata Celestial Copper Ink. I knew I’d be covering the centre column so I tried sponging there first. The result was lovely, so I continued and did both edges!
Next, I added a panel of the Night of Navy with Copper Stars design from the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP). I wasn’t happy how the embossed cardstock (CS) and DSP went together. Rather than add a complete layer of Copper Foil behind the DSP, I used two thin strips I’d found in my Copper Foil offcuts folder. Using Tombow, I adhered them along the edges of the DSP.
I stamped the holly and berries image three times on to a piece of Very Vanilla CS using Memento Ink. To colour the images I used the Light and Dark Mossy Meadow for the leaves. I painted the berries on one of the images using my white gel pen, but I didn’t like the effect! For the other two images, I used Light and Dark Real Red Blends. Next I fussy cut all three of them but I cut off and threw away the white berries but kept the leaves!
The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set and was stamped using the Delicata Celestial Copper Ink. I then punched it out using the Classic Label Punch. Using Tombow I adhered the main star to the card front, and then I used Dimensionals to mount the holly and berry images, ane also the sentiment. To finish the front of the card, I added three of the Star Designer Elements.
I added a layer of Very Vanilla CS inside the card. With one of the leaves I’d saved when I’d cut off the white berries, I decided to adhere in the bottom right-hand corner and added one of the small star stickers from the Foil Elements. Just as I did with yesterday’s card, I used the Elephant Builder Punch and a scrap of retired Red Foil to punch out a small red berry. I adhered it in the centre of the star, which just finished it off beautifully!
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