STEP I T UP!
MATERIALS Stamped Panels
1.Cardstock: white 110 lb., black, dark gray Papertrey Ink stamp sets: Spruce & Sprigs, Holiday Greens, Winter Village Imagine VersaMark watermark ink pad Embossing powder: Stampendous! PEARLustre (jade, emerald); American Crafts Zing (green metallic, leaf); Sparkle N Sprinkle Cosmic (bullfrog); Ranger (gold superfine) Ranger Perfect Pearls Pigment Powder: mint, turquoise, forever green, perfect gold Gold twine Black craft foam My Sweet Petunia MISTI stamp-positioning tool Ranger embossing heat tool Inkadinkado Embossing Magic Bag Dusting sheet Scrap paper Scor-Pal double-sided tape
Cut two 41/4 x 51/2-inch panels, one from dark gray cardstock and one from black cardstock. Wipe panels with embossing bag to prevent stray specks of powder from sticking.
2.Lay out a portion of stamps on stamp-positioning tool in desired arrangement; stamp layout onto panels. Note: To help in determining placement, first stamp images on scrap paper before stamping onto cardstock.
3.Complete arranging stamps on stamp-positioning tool to fill in any gaps around existing stamped images. Stamp remaining images on panels.
4.For dark gray panel, apply various colors of pigment powder onto stamped images sprinkling powder so there are multiple colors on each image. Wipe with dusting sheet to remove excess powder.
5.For black panel, apply various colors of embossing powder onto stamped images beginning from outside images and working toward center so stray embossing powder doesn’t cover more than one image. Heat-set powder.
Dark Gray Card
1.Form a 41/4 x 51/2-inch card from white cardstock.
2.Referring to photo, cut off bottom portion of stamped dark gray panel at an angle. Cut a piece of foam to fit back of panel. Adhere panel to foam. Set aside.
3.Cut a 41/4 x 2-inch piece of dark gray cardstock. Use watermark ink to stamp sentiment at an angle at bottom of piece; sprinkle gold embossing powder over words and heat-set. Adhere to card front aligning bottom edges.
4.Wrap twine around foam panel; tie a bow and trim ends. Adhere to card as shown.
1.Form a 41/4 x 51/2-inch card from black cardstock. Cut a 41/4 x 51/2-inch panel from black cardstock; adhere to card.
2.Trim black stamped panel to 4 x 51/4 inches. Cut a piece of foam slightly smaller and adhere to back of piece. Adhere to card.
3.Cut a 41/4 x 1-inch strip of black cardstock. Stamp sentiment onto strip; sprinkle with desired green embossing powder and heat-set. Tie twine around strip into a bow; trim ends.
4.Cut a piece of foam to fit back of sentiment strip. Adhere foam to strip; adhere to card as shown.