Thursday, December 14, 2017

Layered Ink Embossed Snowflake Holiday Card

Rubbernecker Stamps Christmas or Holiday Card with Distress Oxide Ink

I love the layered look of this snowflake background. It is pretty easy to achieve. The most difficult part of making this card is remembering where you stamped the embossing ink! I ended up putting the embossing powder across the entire top and let it fall over the whole surface to see where the snowflakes were (over a sheet of paper to catch the extra of course), then added more powder where necessary. Since I wanted the background to really stand out, I just added a simple greeting with a few snowflakes to finish the card.

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Making the Card

1. Cut white cardstock 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches; fold in half to form a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch card base.

2. Cut teal cardstock 4 x 5 1/4 inches. Adhere to card base.

3. Cut white cardstock 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches (larger than the final size for some wiggle room). Use a powder tool over the entire surface. Randomly stamp large snowflakes from Snowflakes and Stardust Set using VersaMark ink or other embossing ink. Use a heat tool to emboss with clear embossing powder.

4. Use an ink blending tool to very lightly apply Broken China Distress Oxide ink - don't worry about streaks or unevenness; they won't be noticeable when finished. See above photo - top left image. Wipe over surface with a paper towel. Distress Oxide inks take a long time to dry. You may want to use the heat tool to speed up the process (be careful not to remelt the embossing - keep the tool moving). Test it before going to the next step by sprinkling some embossing powder over the surface. If any sticks, it is not dry, brush off and dry again. Once dry, use a powder tool over the surface again.

Rubbernecker Stamps Christmas or Holiday Card with Distress Oxide Ink

5. Randomly stamp small snowflakes from Snowflakes and Stardust Set using VersaMark ink or other embossing ink. Emboss with clear embossing powder. Apply Broken China Distress Oxide ink with ink blending tool until completely and evenly covered. Wipe over surface with a paper towel. Once dry, trim to 3 3/4 x 5 inches. Adhere to card base.

6. Stamp Seasons Greetings on teal cardstock, leaving enough space to cut a strip at least 5 1/4 inches wide with greeting near right side. Emboss with white. Note: there is no apostrophe on this stamp, although you may add one with a VersaMarker to emboss in white or by just using a white gel pen. Trim to 5 1/4 inches wide. Adhere to card using dimensional tape/mounting tape.

Snowflake with Rock CandyDistress Stickles Glitter

7. Use Aspen Flurry Punch All Over the Page on white cardstock to create snowflakes. I actually used the Punch Around the Page Snow Flurry punch but it is no longer manufactured, although you can still find it on eBay or other places online. Adhere snowflakes to sticky side of Post-it Tape. Apply Rock Candy Distress Stickles or Rock Candy Distress Stickles Glitter (I actually used Picket Fence Distress Stickles but it looks like it has been discontinued by Ranger). Let dry completely. Adhere where shown (I used tweezers to place each snowflake with a dab of glue).

Rubbernecker Stamps Christmas or Holiday Card with Distress Oxide Ink


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