Today I have two cards to share with you. They are both basically the same but look very very different from each other. I used the Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder to emboss the top layer on both cards. The first card was the easiest because I used a piece of the Brushed Metallic Cardstock that’s featured on page 45 of the Mini Catalogue (153524).
It comes in a pack of six sheets with two sheets of three different colours, i.e. Bronze, Copper and Gold. I’m not sure which one is Copper and which one is Bronze. The sheet I used is what I’d describe as Rose; it’s a lovely soft colour which is lighter than the Gold but I wouldn’t call it Bronze or Copper. If you look at the picture in the catalogue, it’s the first sheet in the photograph.
All I needed to do for this card was to emboss the top layer, adhere it to a middle layer of Basic Black Cardstock (CS) and adhere it onto a Crumb Cake CS card base. Inside the card, before I added the top Crumb Cake CS layer to the middle layer of Basic Black CS, I stamped the large tree from the Winter Woods Stamp Set using Versamark which gives a watermark look to the trees. Versamark dries non-sticky and I’m hoping – I haven’t tried this! – that it’s easy to write a greeting on!
To decorate the front of the card I added some of the pink/yellow Adhesive-Backed Snowflakes. I chose the HAPPY CHRISTMAS sentiment from the Snow Wonder Stamp Set and stamped it on a piece of Crumb Cake CS using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. I die cut it using the little stitched die that’s in the All Dressed Up Dies! I added it to the front of the card using Dimensionals!
To create the Shaded Spruce CS card, I used a sponge roller and Night of Navy Ink to cover the inside front of the Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder. I wasn’t sure how it was going to look but I was hoping that the sky would look like a dark blue night sky. I didn’t quite achieve that but I’m very happy with the look of my embossed top layer!
I adhered my top layer to a middle layer of Whisper White CS and then onto a Shaded Spruce CS card base. Using a white gel pen I added some white stars in the sky. Nest I used the same sentiment that I used for the first card but this time I used Shaded Spruce on a piece of Whisper White CS and die cut it with the same die as before. I adhered it to the front of my card using Dimensionals.
To decorate the inside of my card I could only add a middle layer of Whisper White CS. This gave me a bit of a challenge about how to decorate this layer in the same way I did the first card, i.e. using Versamark! After experimenting on a piece of computer paper I decided to give it a go on my middle layer of Whisper White CS.
It has worked and the watermark can be seen…………just about! I’m hoping you can see it in the photograph below! With the camera in one hand and the card in the other, I took two photographs. I had played around with the card before starting to photograph it to find out the easiest way to see the trees.
The answer was to tilt the card forward but whether you’ll be able to see it or not, waits to be seen; I hope you can. I wouldn’t use Versamark on Whisper White CS again but I needed to experiment just once! That’s it from me today. I look forward to seeing you again tomorrow, and in the meantime please take care and stay safe. Happy crafting.
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Cardstock Layer Sizes: A4
Card base 8¼” x 5¾” scored and folded at 4 1/8”
Middle layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5½”
Top layer: 2 pieces 3¾” x 5 3/8”
Cardstock Layer Sizes: Letter-size
Card base 8½” x 5½” scored and folded at 4¼”
Middle layer: 2 pieces 4” x 5¼”
Top layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”