Monday, October 31, 2016

Traditional Holiday Cards with Yana

Hello everyone! This is Yana Smakula and today I thought I’d share a Holiday card using my first ever WPlus9 stamp set - Iconic Christmas. It is such a beautiful and classic set, ideal for traditional Holiday cards.

I bought this set a few years ago, but I don’t think I’ve ever used it on a card so I decided to show you another example of the Dry Embossing Technique I shared a few days ago and incorporate images from this stamp set along with its companion dies.

Because the dies that come with this set, since it's an older one, are solid and do not have the opening in the center they require a little different approach when doing dry embossing technique. I started by stamping two Christmas trees in Last Leaf ink onto a 4 ¼ by 5 ½ panel made out of Oatmeal card stock. I stamped images to the left and to the right of my panel leaving some space in the center for the main tree.

I used the companion die for the largest tree and dry embossed it in my die cutting machine in the center of my panel. Once I had my embossed outline I used mini MISTI and stamped the tree using Last Leaf ink. By the time the ink had some time to dry I realised that it was a bit too light, so I stamped images over the previously stamped ones using Appletini Ink. Some images ended up being slightly offset and I have to say I love this look.

I die cut two lamp posts, two wreaths and one carolers shape out of white cardstock and stamped coordinating images using Old Gold, Appletini and Cranberry Crush ink colors.

I also heat embossed a sentiment and little sparkles to imitate the light coming out from the lampposts in gold embossing powder, added red and white bakers twine and foam mounted my die cut images on top.

I hope this card has given you an additional idea how you can use dry embossing technique in your cardmaking.

Have fun stamping!

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