Celebrate the Occasion is celebrating Christmas in July and this week, the challenge was to make a shaped card. The design team did wonderful job and I was inspired to make this card for the challenge.
I used the Seasonal Gingerbread Cricut cartridge to get the stocking shape and using my Gypsy, I mirrored, flipped, and welded two to make my card base.
Instead of stamping a sentiment, I decided to use a small damask stamp from the Fiskars Simple Stick All Year Cheer set to make a patterned background. If you look closely, the damask has a slight shimmer, and that’s because I used a Dazzle Frost Versamark pad before sprinkling on some black Zing embossing powder.
I have to say, I really love heat embossing and I highly recommend it. All you need is a heat tool, watermark or pigment ink pad, and embossing powder. To start, I purchased clear powder, but it comes in an array of colors.
Here are the details:
- Kraft Card Base
- Stampin’ Up Real Red Layer
- DCWV Black
- American Crafts Zing Embossing Powder in Black
- Frost Versamark Dazzle Ink
- Black Double Faced Ribbon from Offray
- Sakura Gelly Roll Stitching
I’m really loving Christmas in July, it’s helping me think about cards for December. I’ve got 5 months to make my snowflake card come to fruition!
I hope you enjoy it, and I thank you for stopping by. Have a blessed day!