This week’s PPA hostess is Patti McLeith and she has given us a fun sketch for this week’s challenge.
I went vertical with my card as I wanted to feature a couple new products from the Holiday catty which went live TODAY! Let’s start with the Christmas Tree that takes center stage on this card. I used the new Emerald Envy Glitter Stampin’ Emboss Powder which makes the tree glisten. This is the third tree that I created for the card. I wanted to share what I learned.
After generously wiping my card stock with the Stampin’ Buddy, I stamped the tree using Versamark ink. Then I sprinkled the Emerald Envy Glitter over the stamped tree, tapped off the excess powder and using a fine paint brush removed traces of glitter on the card stock.
Then I heated up my Heat Tool then brought it over the tree to melt the embossing powder. This is where the trouble began. The glitter started to fly off the card and I burnt the card stock in my desire to “see” the emboss powder melt.
I love a clean crisp image when I stamp and this certainly did not fit the bill.
Again I generously wiping my card stock with the Stampin’ Buddy, then I stamped the tree image using Emerald Envy ink. Now I sprinkled Emerald Envy Glitter over the stamped tree, tapped off the excess powder and using a fine paint brush removed traces of glitter on the card stock.
This time I heated up my Heat Tool then heated up the embossing powder from underneath the card stock. This melted the embossing powder without losing the glitter. I did finish it off by heating it from the top. I also did not burn the paper!
This is a much better image of the tree. The Emerald Envy ink filled any gaps when heating the emboss powder.
The only difference between this tree and the one that ended up on my card is that I used Garden Green ink with the Emerald Envy Glitter to coordinate better with the Garden Green card stock used when building the presents along the side of the card.
I hope these tips assist you when using the new Emerald Envy and Real Red Glitter Embossing Powder. The result is beautiful and will add a WOW factor to your cards this holiday season. Here is a close up of how the tree glistens (this is super hard to capture in a photo) with the Emerald Envy Glitter Embossing Powder.
And now to see the inside of the card.
Below I have listed the products used on my card, click here to purchase any of these items now.
Thanks for stopping by. Don’t forget to visit palspaperarts.com to see what the designers did with this sketch.