Muse:ChristmasVisions 75

Muse:ChristmasVisions 75

So this card was the reason why I was late posting (and missed the post!) at Muse.  Boy, did our Muse, Chriss Blagrave, stump me this week over at Christmasvisions!  I am going to have to go back and sit in on those Online Cardmaking Classes I took with Jennifer and Kristen to see what I have forgotten!  Part of the problem was that I don’t have many “flavors” of embossing powders.  I read Chriss’ post carefully but I knew I was not going to be able to recreate her technique on my card so I ventured out on my own.  I initially tried stamping red pigment dye on black and you just couldn’t see the image.  So I dried it and added a layer of white, dried, and added another red layer on top of the white.  Better.  I should mention I used the backside of the outline poinsettia stamp to stamp the solid.  Still the red was not popping.  I added another layer of red pigment ink (thank god for the Misti!) and then embossed in clear.  Wow…now it really popped!  Finally I white embossed the poinsettia outline and the sentiment.  The last touch was to add amber gemstones covered in glossy accents.  Not quite the direction Chriss was headed in but I really like the result!

Supplies: Simon Says Stamp Believe, Simon Says Stamps Winter Flowers, Mama Elephant pigment ink, Simon Says Stamp white pigment ink, Versamark, Hero Arts embossing powders, gemstones, glossy accents



  1. Marianne says:

    Congrats on being featured this week. Love how you managed to make the red pop. Next time, you could also try adding red coloured pencil on top of the stamping. I really wanted to play along but life got in the way. I still have several MCV projects in a half finished state. I’m hoping I can finish a few in the next 2 weeks and have a play with my new stamps, including the SSS stamp you used. I have just uploaded my last translation job for this year. Woot!
    Merrry Christmas!

  2. Ardyth Percy-Robb says:

    I tried red ep on black and it just disappeared. But you persevered and found something that really worked! So glad you joined us at MCV this week, Elizabeth!

  3. chriss58 says:

    I LOVE the direction you took to really create! The layering really does make your red pop and the white embossed outline is gorgeous with the same sentiment treatment! Wonderful to see your take on this and to see you in the gallery again!
    Merry Christmas!
    Chriss ?

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