Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Christmas Time is Near…

I was fortunate enough to earn enough points from a company for scanning my purchases to earn a gift card. As an early Christmas present for myself, I used it to purchase a heat embossing kit that included a heat gun, two embossing pens, and gold powder. Oh, my I can’t tell you how much fun it is to draw or write, sprinkle the magic powder, and then watch as it miraculously turns gold and shiny! 

I made an embossed card first and wrote Merry Christmas on green card stock using the clear embossing pen. Then I used the clear and the black embossing pens over the top of the flourishes. I then added the embossing powder and ran the heat gun over and viola! Instant glitzy card… 

Not too bad for a first try…. 

Then I decided to make my own Christmas cards for my friends and family. 

I used snowflake images from design space for my Cricut. The big one is Snowflake 11 and the little one is Snowflake 2 from the Holiday Snowflakes Cartridge and are all in Cricut access. There are like 50 different ones from that and they’re all layered from what I can tell. They’re intricate, but if you cut them on the custom setting card stock- intricate, they should cut out ok. The picture shows the layers…

I then used a Merry Christmas stamp and an embossing pen to write my sentiment with several different embossing powders to make as many variations as I could. 

I love the many different ways you can use the same elements to make cards! 

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