Monday, December 14, 2009

All three cards were created using Spellbinders Impressabilities. These are amazing embossing templates. They can be used as I did as a whole or cut apart.

When using any type of embossing plate or folder I would recommend that you use some type of "softener" for the paper. My preferred product is Wonder Goo. You can also spritz or mist lightly with water. This gives a much crisper finished product.

The Merry Christmas was stamped on the first card before embossing. To make the embossed snowflakes stand out even more a brayer inked with light blue dye based ink was used.
Best brayer method, a very very light touch. This keeps the brayer on top of the embossed image. I just hate it when the brayer inks the valleys.
The second card has layering and a punched out glitter snowflake that has been encased in EnviroTex resin.

This third card has an added snowflake that is covered in metal flakes. The layering here is very basic. A little darker blue ink was used to enhance the embossed snowflake design.

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