Embossed Snowflake Background

I love how punches make it easy to embellish with gold glimmer paper and gold foil paper. As always, Real Red card stock with Gold Foil and Gold Glimmer Paper make elegant Christmas cards! When I designed this card, I added a Very Vanilla embossed layer as a background for the “Gold” trees!

I chose Real Red card stock for the card base of this card because I really like how well it coordinates with Gold and Very Vanilla card stock. To start with, I cut the Real Red card stock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, folded on the score line at 4-1/4″, and burnished with a bone folder.

Next, I cut Very Vanilla card stock at 5-1/4″ x 4″, cut out a large Scallop Circle with a die, and the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. Don’t put the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine away because you’ll need it to emboss this layer with the Winter Snow Embossing Folder now! With the design finished, I can now use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to attach it to the card base.

Now it was time to get the greeting ready by stamping the greeting in Real Red Classic Ink on a small piece of Very Vanilla card stock. Cutting it out with a Stitched Rectangle Die and the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine ensures that it will layer easily over the next largest rectangle of Gold Foil that’s been cut out with a Stitched Rectangle Die and the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. I decided to use Stampin’ Seal to attach these layers to each other followed by using Multipurpose Liquid Glue to attach it to the card base below the Scallop Circle.

To add some shiny embellishment, I used the Pine Tree Punch to create 2 Gold Foil trees and 1 Gold Glimmer tree. To make 1 Gold Foil tree smaller, punch it a second time by holding it with a “Post-It” Note so you can punch off the bottom branches and the tree trunk. It was best to use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the Gold Foil trees on the card front and use Stampin’ Seal to attach the Gold Glimmer tree.

The final crowning touch was to tie a bow with Real Red Double Stitched Satin Ribbon and attach it with a Mini Glue Dot.

Products used in this project:

  • Stamps:
    • Merry Moose stamp set (#150494)
  • Ink
    • Real Red Classic Ink (#147084)
  • Paper, including cutting instructions:
    • Real Red card stock (#102482)
      • 1 @ 8-1/2” x 5-1/2”, score at 4-1/4″
    • Very Vanilla card stock (#101650)
      • 1 @ 5-1/4” x 4”
      • 1 @ 3-1/2” x 3/4” for greeting
    • Gold Foil Sheets (#132622)
    • Gold Glimmer Paper (Retired)
  • Accessories:
    • Real Red Double Stitched Satin Ribbon (#151155)
    • Pine Tree Punch (#149521)
    • Winter Snow Embossing Folder (#153577)
    • Layering Circles Dies (#151770)
    • Stitched Rectangles Dies (#151820)
    • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (#149653)

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