I'm thrilled to be kicking off the first day of 2017 by joining the design team of So Suzy Stamps! Last year, I served a term on the Stamp of the Month Design Team, if you'll recall. When Suzy asked me to join her main design team, I, of course, said yes.
I've got a step by step tutorial today, showing you how to make a glitter embossed winter scene, featuring the sentiment, "No Midnight", and the "Beech Line Leaf". A fully supply list is at the end of this post.
We are using the theme and technique as shown below, for the month of January.
1. To begin, ink the raised negative section of your embossing folder background with black archival ink. Insert cardstock and run through your embossing machine. Dry the embossed image with your embossing heat tool for a minute.
2. Spread Stickles glitter glue in random areas of your embossed trees and sprinkle with extra fine gold glitter.
3. Now, use your fingers to add clear glue on the black inked negative space, then sprinkle with black extra fine glitter. Tap off excess. Clean up edges with a wet q-tip. Use a heat emboss tool to dry before proceeding.
4. For the moon, use a circle punch (1 or 1 1/2") and punch on white cardstock. Take a scrunched paper towel and dip into your yellow dye ink. I'm using So Suzy Stamps Sunflower Sue from the Autumn Equinox mini Ink Bites. Dab onto your punched circle and add more or less ink to your liking.
5. With a craft knife, Place your inked moon in the upper right corner and trim only the negative background, where I've marked, using your moon as the outline to trim. Remove your moon, then trim along the inside edge of trees from the top of your trimmed edge to the bottom. (see next photo)
6. Run an adhesive runner over the backside of your trimmed tree area, then place your moon behind it, with the inked side peering through. Having fun yet?
7. Trim a piece of vellum and ink your entire strip with Versamark. **Do not add sentiment for this step. ** Add black Nuvo embossing powder, tap off excess and heat with embossing heat tool.
8. Now, stamp your sentiment with Versamark on top of your black embossed vellum. Add white embossing powder, tap excess and heat with embossing heat tool. If I see an area that looks smudged or needs a cluster of powder removed before hand, I will use a fine tip tool, such as my Cricut weeding tool, to easily scrape away the cluster, for a smoother emboss. Fussy cut around the edges of your sentiment.
9. Ink the Beech line leaf with black archival ink onto heavyweight white cardstock. Use a glue pen (I'm using the Zig two-way) and add random glue lines and dots. Sprinkle sparkly extra fine glitter on top and heat with emboss heat tool for a few seconds. I used a rainbow sparkle glitter (maker unknown). Fussy cut around edges of leaf.
Use adhesive or a section of glue line (Thermoweb) to the back of your leaf and adhere to bottom of your card. I ran my fussy cut sentiment through my Xyron 2.5" sticker maker, but you could use glue lines here as well. To finish, I layered onto black cardstock and a white A2 sized white card.
Hop on over to the So Suzy Stamps blog to check out all the design team projects today - your source for winter inspiration!
-Darice birch tree embossing folder (or similar)
-Embossing/die cut machine such as Cuttlebug or Sizzix Big Shot
-Black, white embossing powder
-clear glue (Tombow aqua)
-glitter, black, gold (extra fine)
-Stickles glitter glue (stardust)
-yellow dye ink ( So Suzy Sunflower Sue)
-Versamark watermark ink
-White, black cardstock (Neenah)
-Black archival ink (CTMH)
-embossing heat gun
-paper towel, q-tip
-adhesive runner (Xyron)
-glue lines (Thermoweb)
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