Monday, November 14, 2011

Bright Hopes Silver Shimmer Pool Party Northern Frost Lodge . . . Oh heck, it's holiday-ish!!

Borrowed the double or blank embossed technique from this card in the Split Coast Stampers gallery, and since I just got the Northern Flurries Sizzlits die and some more Silver Shimmer paper, I just had to make some snowflakes to go with it.  Pool Party is my favorite new In Color this year.  It's just so pretty with the white and silver, isn't it?  I almost ALWAYS forget to add ribbon to cards, but remembered I'd ordered some of the ruffled ribbon before I fastened down the card front.  A little sponging on the edges adds some dimension.  The stamped image in the center is from Frostwood Lodge and the sentiment is from Bright Hopes, both from the Holiday Mini (also where you can get the Silver Shimmer paper).  If you'd like to order any of the supplies for this card, just hit the "Go Shopping" button over to the right and you'll be all set!  The holiday are fast approaching and this card could serve as either Christmas or New Year's, so be sure to shop the Mini before it's too late :)

Happy stampin'!


Addendum:  I had some requests as to how I left the "blank spot" in the center of the card, so here's a link to the video I learned it from.  The video uses a Cuttlebug, but I used my Big Shot:  Double or "Blank" Embossing Technique
I played around with this some more so I could give instructions using the BS. I cut an oval out from chipboard (used a piece from my order of Shimmer Paper) using a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of chipboard, with the oval cut out of the center. Using the Snowflake Embossing folder, which I taped the chipboard to the outside of so it wouldn't slip & my cardstock inside, here is the sandwich:
Multipurpose platform on Tab 1
ONE Cutting pad (clear acrylic from BS)
Embossing folder with chipboard taped to outside, cardstock inside (folder closed, of course)
Silicone rubber embossing pad

I then trimmed a bit from each edge of the embossed cardstock & rounded the corners with my punch and stamped my image in the center.

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