Are you ready for some Sparkly Fun? Kendra here today to share my first project from the brand new Creative Cafe Kit for November called Twas the Night. When I saw the add-on background stamp in the kit called Let It Snow Background, it was the first image I grabbed!
The kit also comes with some very pretty sparkly red Bazzill cardstock that is GORGEOUS!!! I inked my image with white pigment ink and then stamped it on a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of cardstock. Then I used white embossing powder and heat embossed the stamp image.
TIP #1: When stamping in white ink, you will get a much brighter white image if you use white embossing powder rather than clear powder.
Once the image was heat embossed, I trimmed my card panel to measure 3 3/4" x 5" and matted it on a piece of white cardstock.
TIP #2: If you trim the stamped card panel after you stamp the image, you can correct any crooked images when you cut it with your paper trimmer.
Next I used one of the Splash of Color Chalkboard Labels that comes with the kit and attached it to a piece of the red sparkly cardstock. Then I trimmed it with an oval die cut.
TIP #3: When you use open die cuts, it's a good idea to stamp your image first (or in this case, add the Chalkboard Label). This way you can make sure it is lined up correctly.
Next, I stamped my sentiment (from the other add-on set called Tangled Tinsel) with white pigment ink on the black Chalkboard Label and then trimmed a black scallop mat to add to my sentiment. I then heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder.
TIP #4: Be very careful not to heat up your label too much with your heat gun or it will start to bubble. (Yes, I learned the hard way).
After adding some of the black seam binding & a bit of sheer red ribbon to my card, I attached my sentiment to the card panel with Kool Tac Foam Dots.
My last few touches for my card ~ I added a clear snowflake embellishment to the sentiment along with a sequin and a clear gem stacked together (all included in the kit). And... I added a small clear gem to the center of each snowflake on the background. Those little touches all added lots of shimmer to my card!
I hope you've enjoyed my little tutorial on and tips for my sparkly card today ~ I know you'll love this kit as much as I do!