Sunday, November 13, 2011

Holiday Card Boot Camp, Day 3, Project #2

Happy Sunday!

My motor is already running...I can hardly wait to get back to class with HCBC.

Meanwhile, I have made another card inspired by Jennifer McGuire from her tutorial video on Day 3 of class.  I really like the vintage look achieved with this technique using Versamark ink on the impression side of an embossing folder and then heat embossing the card with white powder.  The most interesting part of this to me, is using a subtle color of patterned paper.  Here, I have used one from the Eskimo Kisses collection by Basic Grey (I think).  Jennifer actually sanded the raised design after removing it from the folder and before she enhanced it with distress ink.  I skipped that step, but used Tumbled Glass distress ink which did give a richer look to the project.  Using the same basic sketch, I turned it on it's side and scooted the sentiment over to the left so that the view of the sparkly snowflake mounted on the inside of the card would not be obstructed.  I love this sentiment (Star of Wonder by Papertrey Ink) in combination with the brief gospel message inside (from Silent Night, also by PTI).  The snowflake is made with Spellbinders Create a Flake #3 of white glitter paper by Recollections and the base layer has been colored with the same Tumbled Glass ink.  Spellbinders Standard Circles was used to cut the window in each of the three layers of paper.  The cardstock used here is Gina K. Ocean Mist.  The mat layer is edged with Versamark and heat  embossed with white powder, then adhered to the base card using dimensional foam.



The next card was started more than a week ago but I did not finish it until today so I thought I would just add it on.  I have repeated the sentiments outside and in but as you will see, I added the beautiful star from Silent Night to the inside.  These are all heat embossed with white powder.  The Card stocks used are PTI Night Sky and Silver Shimmer papers.  The stamp is Hero Arts Starry Night, stamped with Colorbox Frost White Ink.  the stamped layer is raised up on dimensional foam while the silver mat is not.  I have a lot of this silver thread I bought in a mixed lot from a weaver a long time ago. It works really well in a lot of unexpected ways.  The stars have been touched lightly with Icicles Stickles.



Well, I guess that's all for now.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I hope your week will be filled with peace and happiness.

 Thanks for stopping by,


  1. I love the color blue for Christmas cards~both cards are so very beautiful, Suzanne!

  2. Gorgeous! I love the way you showcased that snowflake with the reversed die cut. I did not get a chance to attend the class but I will have to try that technique. I love your card insides--I don't do enough to mine and I should.

  3. Suzanne,these are seriously gorgeous cards and I love the verse you used inside!
    I must have missed this step of embossing the lower part of the embossing. I need to go and watch some more!
    Funeral of a friend tomorrow a.m. 33 yr. old gal. dh has surgery for a hernia on Tues. but I'll be back at HCBC after that!

  4. Hi Suzanne -- Stopping by to say hello and wish you a fun and creative week in Camp. I'm also excited to see that you joined the Creating by Designs group, where I am also a member!!

    It's so nice to have you in the group and I hope you'll continue to enjoy camp and also share your talents at CBD!

    Welcome and Happy Monday!!