This time with my Your So Fine Glitter- Bronze Medal, I used the Distress Embossing Powder, Black Soot. I really love the contrast this gave me!
I paired it with my stamped holly berries from The Rubber Cafe' set, Christmas Tidings- I stamped it directly to the Close to cocoa paper from Stampin'UP! which is a perfect match to the Bronze medal glitter, and colored my berries with the Red Copic Spica pen which all have glitter to them, and shaded my leaves to add some dimension, but still keep the tone on tone look.
The print papers I used were from Carta Bella's Christmas Day 6x6 paper pad. I love these little pads for card making - they shrink the pattern down to fit nicely on a 6x6 surface which works so well in smaller projects and cards.
To finish it off- I punched the bottom and top edge with my Martha Stewart border punch, tied some black/white stripe ribbon and a 'S' charm from Tim Holtz' Ideology line. Here 'S' stands for Santa!
I just love the Santa Claus is coming to Town phrase repeated in the paper across the bottom.
Such a fun technique making your own backgrounds whether it's embossing , dry embossing or stamping. Give a try !! You won't be disappointed.
Thanks for stopping...
Stamps: The Rubber Cafe' - Christmas Tidings-
Paper: Carta Bella, Christmas Day 6x6 paper pad, Stampin'UP! Close to Cocoa cardstock
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe' - Scrap Happy Glue
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Embellishments: The Rubber Cafe'-Your So Fine Glitter- Bronze Medal, Ranger Distress embossing powder- Black Soot, misc blk/wht grossgrain ribbon, Tim Holtz- Ideology metal charm
Tools: Martha Stewart border punch, Bind-it-All Corner punch