Sunday, December 19, 2010

Quick 15 minute card!

Happy Sunday!! It is a fantastic day today!! I became really sleepy last night around 10 PM and slept very soundly until 7 AM. I feel great and happy and ready to take on this house with some very needy cleaning!

I was so excited to do this tutorial until I saw how the pictures on my cards looks.  I cannot catch the richness the gold embossing has done and how elegant the cards really are. Since they were commissioned cards I can't rephotograph for they were delivered on Friday. So take my word for it...they are really elegant and simple to make.


My image is a rubber stamp from I believe Hero Arts. The red border says "Joy" and has a snow flake. Dang I hate these pictures! Bare with me...

Seeing them here on the blog...I was thinking "I'm not going to do this" hopefully, you will be able to use your imagination and see just how  pretty they are!!! LMBO

You will need:

  • Ivory Card stock 8 1/2 by 5 1/2
  • Red Card stock 5 3/8 x 4 1/8
  • Ivory Card stock 5 1/8 x 4
  • 4 x 4 red card stock
  • 4 x 4  ivory cardtock
  • Two Nesties 1/8 difference in size
  • Embossing pad
  • Gold embossing powder
  • heat gun
  • Cuttlebug Candy Cane embossing folder
  • tape or glue
You want to wipe your 4 x 4 cardstock with an Anti-static pad or a used tumble dryer sheet
 This will prevent the embossing powder sticking to the card stock where it is not stamped.
Stamp your image on the the 4 x 4 ivory card stock

Sprinkle the embossing powder over the area you stamped and heat with heat gun until you see the embossing powder melt and become raised and shiny.
Cut out your image with a Nestability Circle die large enough to encompass your image. Cut the 4 x 4 red card stock with a 1/8 - 1/3 larger Nestability Circle die.  Your Nestability die size will depend on the size of your image.
  • Dry emboss your ivory 5 1/8 x 4 card stock with the Cuttlebug Candy Cane folder.
  • Fold 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 Ivory card stock in half and press the edge with a bone folder on both sides.
  • Layer 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 red card stock and the embossed 5 1/8 x 4 Ivory card stock.  I placed a piece of red wire ribbon across the card and secured it between the red and ivory card stock before I adhere them to one another (duh, Like you didn't know that!)
 Add your circles and other em-bellies and presto...15 minute elegant card.  Trust me ...It is very elegant ans so wish I could take another photo to show you!

Have a very happy, get her done day! Last weekend before Christmas.....oh my!!


nicolet said...

This card is beautiful and thanks for the fantastic tutorial!
Hugs Nicolet

Jane said...

I think it's beautiful! You can see the richness in the close up of the circle of embossing. Beautiful work!

ThePurplePlace said...

Lovely card! It would also look fabulous on a Circle Card!

I'm also a big fan of Gold Embossing powder and think it looks elegant!

Your stamp is definitely from Hero Arts and it's called Wreath with Bells ! If anyone wants to buy it you can find it on the Hero Arts blog!! - Clock Here!!

I love their cling stamps and the round ones are my favorite! :)

Thanks for a fun tutorial!!

Sharon Keanly said...

I have never tried embossing, but it looks wonderful g/f, thanks for the tutorial... makes me wanna try it sometime... gorgeous card, hugs Sharon

Emily said...

Wow... this is gorgeous! Thanks for the tutorial. You make it look really easy! I've never embossed, but always wanted too!

JustYolie said...

Beautiful heat embossing! I need one of those anti-static thingies. :)

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