Thursday, September 20, 2007

Criss-Cross cards

I bought the snowflake cuttle bug embossing folder today. I LOVE it!!! I also just recently bought a beautiful snowflake stamp set that I'd been dying to use and I think I found a great way!

Because of a challenge on Splitcoast, I wanted to try the criss-cross card. I embossed on a gray cardstock that I bought at the LSS. I then brayered white craft ink on the raised side and heat embossed with a Kaleidoscope embossing powder.

For the outside around the band, I put two layers of white Stampin Up grossgrain ribbon. I punched out a circle and stamped one of the snowflakes on it in wild wasabi then using the smaller snowflakes I stamped around the edges using wild wasabi, purely pomegranate and blue bayou, then used a scallop and punched out a larger circle for a layer in wild wasabi. It's hard to see in the picture but a little clear stickles accenting the snowflakes finishes the outside.

For the insert. I used Purely Pomegranate as the main piece then on the neutral piece I stamped the two same snowflakes in the right corners in purely pomegranate. I stamped 'Merry Christmas' from the set All-Year Cheer III in purely pomegranate. I used the same technique as the outside with the smaller circle and the scalloped circle but on a smaller scale. I stamped the snowflake in wild wasabi and edged the circle with wild wasabi.

Thanks for looking!!!

1 comment:

Shannan said...

These are both so cute! I have been trying to get a hold of that snowflake embossing folder FOREVER! You lucky girl!