Sunday 12 September 2021

Holiday Tapestry Christmas cards

I managed to find a bit of time to watch Gina K's Facebook Live the other day (see it Here on You Tube)- where she used some double sided tape to add some embossing powder to her mini slimline card.  I was inspired by this technique to try it with Gina K's Holiday Tapestry stamp set.   I made two cards... one A2 sized and one slimline (didn't use my mini slimline dies from Master Layout 7 as it didn't arrive to today) 

First up was my A2 card 

I used two blues to make this one.  I stamped the Holiday Tapestry and embossed with some silver powder.  It is a very old powder and not a fine detail one, not as smooth as I'd like.  Time for some new powder methinks.  I added some Express It tape in 1/8" and 1/4" and added it to card.  Embossed it and love the texture it produced.  I stamped the Merry Christmas onto some slightly darker blue and cut it with some of the Master Layout dies.  I went with the opposites... plain inner and stitched outer. The other layers are some silver card stock.  The darker blue made the base.   A few silver baubles finished this card. 

Card 2 - Mini Slimline

For this one, I started by stamping the border stamp from the Holiday Tapestry set and added the tape above and below.  Next I used the bigger stamp above the border and the sentiment below.  Messed up the sentiment embossing a bit... but hey... it's hand made!  I used some gold baubles on this one.   I then added the red panel directly onto my white card base.  

This stamp set makes such elegant cards when embossed in the gold and silver.  I can see more of these in this year's cards. 

Hope you all are enjoying your weekend.  Today was lovely in the afternoon, so managed a lovely walk along the pipeline between my two local beaches.  


Lin said...

These are really elegant with the silver and gold embossing, Dawn! Will have to give the embossing powder/tape idea a try!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Great results with that embossed tape, Dawn! Fun technique - we often forget about those things! We did one at Taylored expressions with glitter on adhesive backing - another fun one! Gorgeous with the embossed holiday flourishes too! If you have a gold pen, I'll be your "messed up" (really is fine) embossing could be cleaned up easily!

Chrissy said...

So elegant and beautiful Dawn,I love both colours, gorgeous detailed stamps and need to try that technique, have seen it but never tried..


creationsnz said...

Absolutely beautiful Dawn, so elegant and luxurious. CarolG

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Beautiful creations Dawn, love the embossing, they look so elegant. Hugs, Wends xoxo

Greta said...

Love that stamp set & your gorgeous cards, Dawn!