When I got my Design Team goodies from Globecraft & Piccolo the very first thing I noticed that one of the embossing enamels, called Mardi Gras, looked like it matched one of the designer cardstocks I had recently used on some holiday cards. Funny how that happens! The colors of the Enamels are breathtaking!! After I thoroughly pawed through my goodies (and set aside some items that were a bit too cold to use – the 3D Enamel Gels were almost frozen solid!) I pulled out a scrap piece of the Basic Grey cardstock called Figaro. Sure enough, even under my Ott light, the enamel looked to be a complimentary color. And although the holidays are over, winter certainly isn’t, and that is what prompted this card.
|Here is the finished card. I love the colors!!
What I used to make the card:
- Mardi Gras Embossing Enamel from Globecraft & Piccolo
- Enamel Powder Adhesive Fluid from Globecraft & Piccolo
- Small Snow Pine stamp from Just For Fun
- Warm Winter Wishes stamp from Quietfire
- Piece of Basic Grey Figaro cardstock
- Distress Markers in Frayed Burlap & Forest Moss
- Embossing ink refill (used to paint tree)
- Small Paint Brush
- Kraft cardstock base
- White cardstock
- Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black
- Heat Gun
First thing I did was stamp the “Warm Winter Wishes” stamp on some white cardstock using the Enamel Powder Adhesive Fluid. I was a bit skeptical about this delivery system but I found it much easier to use than an embossing ink pad & it delivers the perfect amount of embossing ink – just don’t squeeze the bottle! I sprinkled the Mardi Gras Embossing Enamel onto the sentiment and heated until it was embossed. The Embossing Enamel is a fairly thick powder and I wanted to ensure that it was able to catch the beautiful calligraphy that Quietfire stamps are known for. I think it came out perfect. Then I stamped the Small Snow Pine stamp, using the Jet Black ink, on another piece of white cardstock and added some color to the tree with Distress Markers in Frayed Burlap & Forest Moss. I wanted to emboss on the tree only where the snow would be, so I used a small paint brush and painted the embossing ink onto the areas of the tree where I wanted the enamel to stick. Once that was done, I poured the Mardi Gras Embossing Enamel onto the tree, tapped off the excess and embossed. I cut the tree out kind of loosely – I don’t think I would have been able to fussy cut this image – and attached it to the Basic Grey paper. Then I adhered my sentiment and finally, all that went onto the card base. It’s difficult to get a good picture of how the colors match due to the shininess of the Enamel, but I hope you can see how well this card coordinates.
|Here is a close up of that luscious Mardi Gras Embossing Enamel
Look for more wintry posts in the coming weeks!
Thank you & I'll see you soon - I have a bunch of different creations cooking right now :) Christi