Hello there and welcome to another Christmas Card Wednesday. This week I am sharing two very easy to do cards. I saw a video by Jennifer McGuire recently and she did the ink pad and embossing folder technique on her video, so I decided to try it out.
I happen to be a fan of the Hero Art´s Shadow Inks and she used those to create the look on her video, so I gave it a go too.
Here is what I ended up making:
Now the the details:
I inked the embossing folder with the “Soft Pool” shawod ink tone, then placed a piece of white cardstock into the Tonic Studios embossing folder and ran the whole “sandwich” thru the die cutting machine. As a result I got a light blue hue background with dry embossed music notes which were not toned, but white (see Jennifer´s video here on her channel).
She used another ink tone on her video to ink the dry embossed images, but I decided to take an ink blending tool and dab some golden Nuvo Embellishment Mousse onto it (very lightly!) and then carefully ink the embossed areas with the mousse. I did a few sets like this while I was at it, so I can use the backgrounds on other projects later too.
Then I took one of the blending brush & Nuvo Embellishment Mousse treated cardstock pieces and ran a Tonic German Sentiment thru my die cutting machine. This works really well with the mousse, you just need to let it dry completely before die cutting it.
I cut the same sentiment in bronze and gold colour and then adhered the sentiments onto the card bases.
One of the cards got decorated with tiny Nuvo Mirroball Stars (adhered with Nuvo Glaze) and the other one got some Harvest Moon Glitter Accent details on it, next to the sentiment. I really like how these cards turned out. And the look of the Nuvo Mousse coated die cut sentiment has me swooning. I am for sure going to use more “moussed” sentiments in the future too! Such a cool look!
That´s it for today. On Friday I´ll be sharing another STAMPlorations Mixed Media tutorial with you, so if you are interested, do stop by!