Thursday, December 17, 2015

A Child is Born!

The Stampendous Design Team this week has a theme of "A Child is Born". Stampendous offers so many beautiful stamps and stencils to fit this Christmas theme. Check them out at the Stampendous  website.

Here is a simple Christmas card I made for the July 2015 Stampendous Catalog. The gold manger scene lends an elegant touch, yet the burlap ribbon and metallic embossing enamels remind us of the rustic side of this blessed event. You might be surprised how I got the gold Manger! Read on...

FREG023 Frantage Embossing Enamel aged silver
FREG025 Frantage Embossing Enamel aged copper
EP102 Metallic Embossing Powder Pirate Gold

DWLL334 Manger
DWDEPT Dreamweaver Translucent Paste
DWDPK Dreamweaver Palette Knife
DWLM2010 Paste Spreader

May Arts Burlap ribbon (red edge pulled off)
Neenah Papers Classic Linen Cover Red Pepper 80#
Neenah Papers Classic Crest Cover Classic Cream 80#
Double-sided tape
Foam mounting tape


Step 1:  Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" red card in half to form an A2 card

Step 2:  Tape a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of cream cardstock to the front of the card

Step 3:  Pull the finished edge off both sides of a burlap ribbon and place near the left side of the card

Step 4:  Sprinkle some aged copper, aged silver, and Pirate Gold embossing powders randomly down the burlap, heat from below to set the powders

Step 5:  Paste emboss the Manger stencil on cream cardstock (3" x 3") with Translucent Paste using a Palette Knife and Paste Spreader, remove stencil and place in water for cleaning

Step 6:  Sprinkle the wet paste with Pirate Gold Embossing Powder, tap off extra, let paste dry, then heat set

Step 7:  Tape the embossed Manger to a red mat (3 1/4" x 3 1/4") and attach to the front of the card with foam tape

Here's our list of designer's sharing today:

Louise Healy

Happy Creating,


P Beatty said...

Beautiful! The addition of the burlap reminds one of the manger.
Merry Christmas!

Viki Banaszak said...

Your card is so pretty! I love the strip of burlap that you added. It is such an honest texture.

barbara macaskill said...

WOW! The burlap is the perfect finishing touch to this lovely card! I think the manger is so pretty with the embossing! Somebody will be very happy to receive this beauty! TFS!

Stampendous said...

Such great elements combined for a rustic stable manger card. Love the freestyle embossing powder over the burlap. What a great technique to go along with the stenciling! Thank you for sharing!