Magical Seasons Greetings


It is 21C or 71F and I am making Christmas cards. I can't think of a better time, can you.

Today I am up on the Scrap'n Stamp blog with this card and the technique, which is today's Random Act of Cardness Challenge called Bordered.
You might wonder what that means. I am talking about Bordered Sentiments. The tutorial discusses one way to do these kind of cards, and today I am going to share another way.
I first cut my panel slightly smaller than my card base. I did not want a white border running across my card, so I first sponged on my background colour, which is Distress Oxide ink in Worn Lipstick. I then placed artists tape over the sentiment area on an angle to fit the sentiment I wanted to use. Once the tape was secure I blended on Picked Raspberry and Candied Apple.

I let the panel dry somewhat before adding the stencil over the panel then adding the Glitter gel. I did a fairly thick layer, which I think gives the card a lot of dimension. Considering the amount of gel it really took very little time to dry. 

In my mini Misti I arranged the panel and sentiment, stamping with VersaMark Embossing Ink. I laid paper towel over the trees before adding my embossing powder so as not to get any on the trees. I little got on the lower left tree, but it dusted off.
I was sure to heat up my heat gun well before embossing the powder, so it took no time at all, and I did not get hardly any warping. I fixed that by sticking my panel on my Stay-tion under the magnets for about 15 minutes, warping gone.

To finish up this card I put down some of the Nuvo Aqua Shimmer on my work surface and picked it up with a small paint brush to splatter the top of the card panel. It is really pretty IRL. I then attached the panel to my white card base.

I hope you have enjoyed today's card as much as I enjoyed making it. 

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xoxo, Kia