Thursday, 9 November 2017

Copper embossed Foil Snowflakes for a dramatic but elegant card

Do you have a style... or a "thing" that you think of as yours??   For me its a couple of things... I love Copper, Dioramas and lots of bling/glitter/glimmer/shine.... and you will often see these things popping up in my work.  I think of these things as "mine"... and they definitely are in my comfort zone.

So today's card was a very "comfortable" card for me to make.  Our foil snowflakes come in Silver and Gold, but I wanted copper... so that meant I had to emboss them myself. I used Versamark ink over my snowflakes (on the reverse "non shiny" side) and then sprinkled copper embossing powder on it, before heating it with the heat tool to melt the powder.  I popped them onto a panel of black cardstock and trimmed the excess around the panel.  The copper strip at the bottom of the "Joy" sentiment is one of the metallic washi tapes in the "Year of Cheer" washi.  All up, its a simple enough card, but taking that extra step of embossing the snowflakes and sentiment makes it a little bit special don't you think??

Our current Holiday catalogue will run until the end of the year, and already I know I am going to miss these snowflakes if they retire.  So I'm using them as much as I can!  Make hay while the sun shines right??

I'm off to Melbourne this weekend for the Stampin'Up! Onstage training day.  I LOVE these events.... mostly because I get to catch up with so many of my awesome stamping friends, but also because we will be getting our first look at the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration offerings for 2018.  VERY exciting!

And its a chance to get away and refresh!  Cant wait to share these exciting things with you all.

Enjoy today's card and I'll be back soon.

Linda x


Kate Stockman said...

LOVE,LOVE,LOVE your card! Could you tell me what color cardstock you used?

Linda Dalke Stampin'Up Demonstrator in Australia said...

Thanks so much Kate.... All these are Stampin'Up colours. The base is Crumb Cake, and then the main piece is Basic Black, with a piece of Copper Foil behind. The snowflakes we have are either Silver or Gold, but the back of them is plain vanilla... so I heat embossed the reverse of the snowflakes with Copper Embossing powder. Hope that helps! LD