Wednesday 16 November 2011

MMM Mid-week Motivation - CAS Christmas Cards.

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Mid-week Motivation has returned and I have a quick step by step tutorial on creating a Clean and Simple card with the emphasis on the sentiment.

 Take piece of white card stock and stamp a Clarity Stamps sentiment in Versa Color Green Tea ink, then emboss it using Silver Pearl embossing powder.
I'm sure that the same effect could be achieved by printing your sentiment on the computer and I know that there are products on the market that allow you to print and then emboss.
 The embossing over the green ink has given it a very subtle sheen but any embossing powder could be used or you could just used ink.
 Use some Versamark ink to stamp poinsettias on to some vellum paper. This is another of my freebies from the Craft Stamper mag which was also embossed using the Silver Pearl. Take great care when heating vellum as it doesn't take much for it to burn!
Select which parts of the image you want to use and colour them in.
Carefully cut out your coloured images making sure that the inks have dried. I used some brush tipped markers and they took ages to dry and I ended up having to blot them on tissue. I don't know how Promarkers would work on vellum but the may dry quicker.
Layer up your images and secure with a brad. I also attached the brad to the white card stock before mounting on to green card as this then hides the legs of the brad on the back.

To take part in this week's challenge click here - see you next week - Jacqueline.


  1. Thanks for sharing! Beautiful! Yvonne

  2. This is a stunning card Jacqueline. Caz

  3. Already posted on your blog, but this is stunning enough to tell you twice!!! LOVE this!!!!! :)

  4. Just gorgeous Jacqueline. Really love that stamp too.
    Fliss xx

  5. This is really gorgeous Jacqueline. Using the vellum really ensure that the poinsetta does not overpower the sentiment.


  6. Oh this is just lovely! Tks for sharing this! :)


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