Monday, May 30, 2016

Mistletoe Monday #21-2016

Today's Mistletoe Monday Challenge:
Use a metallic as the only ink/embossing powder for the design.
Use a red/burgundy card base. 

My favorite holiday to make cards for is Christmas - so I was excited for this challenge! Since I've been doing more embossing lately, I thought it would be fun to incorporate an embossed background. It's so much fun designing custom backgrounds! For this card, I focused solely on the backdrop as the "star" of the show, while keeping the rest of the card simple. ~Maranda
The supplies I used on this project were:
Core'dinations A2 Ivory Card Base    Red Cardstock 
White Cardstock      Round Edges Punch
VersaMark Watermark Resist Ink Pad      WOW! Embossing Powder in Gold
Recollections Heat Gun for Embossing     Fiskars Paper Trimmer
Gold Sequins     Zots Glue Dots
Baker's Twine     Recollections Glue Runner
Scissors      WOW! Sentiment Stamp
Acrylic Stamp Block      Momento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad


Gold embossing powder, cream cardstock, gold foil paper, red cardstock, stampin up punches scallop oval and small oval, versamark stamp pad,  stampin up teeny tiny wishes, and a pointsetta background stamp from North Woods Rubber Stamp CO.

I embossed the image, and greeting on both cards.  I used the gold foil paper as an accent. It is basically the same card, with the background colors switched around. ~Mindy


I cut a stencil on my Cricut Explore using medium stencil material that I purchased at Hobby Lobby in their art department.  I cut it from a cartridge called A Quilted Christmas.  I ended up having to cut it using the intricate cuts for cardstock because of all the tiny details and it cut perfectly then.  I put it over a burgundy cardstock and sponged on Viva D├ęcor 3-D stamp paint in gold.  I hadn’t used this paint for a little while and when I opened it up, I found out that it was starting to dry out.  I misted it with some water and opened up the other colors to do the same thing and extend their life.  I then sponged some of the same paint on part of a stamp I had since I only had room for the word Joy on the card.  I mounted on a mat of patterned paper and it was done. – Denise Sayers

Denise was kind enough to share a pic of the stencil she made.
If you have a diecutting machine, don't be afraid to make a stencil or two...
or maybe a whole drawer full.

Whether you make a single use stencil/mask out of vinyl or cardstock or like Denise
purchase plastic stencil material and make a reusable one, they are so much fun to play with.
In fact, CADC Blog will be bringing you an entire month of stencil play in July.
I hope you are as excited about it as we are. 

Happy Crafting
Theresa & the CADC DT
and June's Guest Designers

1 comment:

  1. Miranda and Mindy great job on the challenge. Mindy, I like looking at the same design on two different backgrounds just to see how much that changes the feel of the card.