... and traumatic heat embossing!
Ok, so in preparation for Stampin' Up!'s first ever UK convention I made 100 swaps. After sketching my ideas, and making 10 of them in batches of 5 I decided it was a bit too much. So I picked a simple layout, and duplicated it 50 times (what was I thinking, picking one that involved heat embossing?!!)
Anyway, it turned out great in the end but can you imagine having to heat emboss 50 card fronts? Seriously, I was covered head to toe in clear embossing powder!
Thought I'd share them with you, they got so many compliments from the other demo's that it was worth the perseverance.
I used Chocolate chip card stock, the Jolly Stampin' Around wheel was inked with Versamark, covered in clear embossing powder and heated.
(I'm loving Chocolate Chip on Christmas cards at the moment!)
Next I assembled the Very Vanilla, Real Red and Close to Cocoa card pieces. The sentiment is stamped in Chocolate Chip with the help of my trusty friend - the Stamp-a-ma-jig.
I stamped 50 of the cute little reindeer's from Sparkly and Bright, coloured in his nose with a Real Red marker and applied Crystal Effects for some dimension.
I punched out using the 1 3/8" circle punch which fits lovely inside the scallop circle punch.
I finished off the scallop circle by piercing each scallop.
All that I needed to do then was assemble. They looked great all together like that, there's something about a big pile of card that gets me excited (It was the same with pads in the stationary shop when I was younger!)
Finally, I tied 50 little knots out of Kraft ribbon!
I hope you like the finished result.
Make sure you check back on Thursday, where I'll be announcing the start of a mini series of blog posts!
Thanks for stopping by,