Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you a little sneak peek at some of the products in the 2019 Holiday Catalog. I am using one of my favorite stamp sets from the Holiday/Fall Winter Catalog in today’s project. If you read the title you know that it’s Birds of A Feather. This is a great all around stamp set, it has images and sentiments for four different holidays. With this one stamp set you can cover Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Valentine’s Day; which is a super thing. This is just one of the stamps sets in the Holiday Catalog that does this very same thing. I also used one of the new embossing folders as well as the new Delicata Metallic Inks on my card today. Here’s a look at my card.
I am sharing a look at both cards that I created. The one on the left is the one that I created for the video tutorial; the one on the right was my original design. After creating the original card I decided that the card needed one additional layer instead of the embossing and distressing the front of the card base. I also changed up the colors slightly to show you two different variations.
You can see in the image above that the extra layer fixed the problem with just distressing the card base. There’s no strange bends or anything else. So once that was solved the card went together super quick. I did distress the layer above by first streaking tuxedo black ink across the cardstock and then I added layers of each of the three new Delicata inks in the same way. I also added some to the embossing folder before running it through my die cutting/embossing machine. This direct to paper technique did two things it added more detail when embossing plus added just a little extra of the metallic ink to the card. You can see how I did that in the video.
Once all the distress work was done it was time to color the cute little duckie all dressed up in his Pirate outfit. I used my Stampin’ blends to do that, you can find a full list of the colors I used in the shopping list below. Once I had him all colored It was time to layer everything up. Since I did a lot of distress work I added everything with the Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Embossed images need a nice strong glue any way and I prefer the liquid glue over others because it gets down in the debossed areas as well and covers more surface. I added a few of the Monster Bash Enamel Shapes to finish off the card.
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