This week the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge is looking for cards made in red and gold.
Did someone say red? ;) I can do red. As for the gold, I haven't yet got into the foiling trend, but I will happily heat emboss just about anything. Since red and gold are such a classic combination, I decided to go old-school with both my image and design.
I embossed the stamp with my gold embossing powder and then coloured just the letters in red. (I have coloured the entire stamp before... a little time-consuming.) I went with a very traditional die shape to cut it out. It looked just a little plain on its own on the red card base, but gold ribbon seemed to add the right amount of extra interest. I also tried just a red mat and a white card base... nope. If I was going to do it again, I might use cream cardstock instead of white, but I'm happy with it as it is.
This is my third pot of gold embossing powder... the other two eventually tarnished and dulled into brown. This one is a few years old now but so far is holding its shine quite nicely.
Thanks to Bonnie, I am also entering this in the current Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge.
It's November, the month of Christmas card making, so be prepared for a few more over the next while...
Supplies: white & Stampin' Up real red cardstock, Stampin' Up Christmas Postcard stamp, Versamark ink, pirate's gold embossing powder, red Sharpie, Spellbinders Labels Four die, gold ribbon, pop-dot tape
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