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Have you tried out the ultra-cool Celebrations Duo "debossing" folders yet?! I can't stop making cards with them! I love the reversed embossing concept and these folders and coordinating Happy Celebrations stamp set makes it so fun & easy to achieve! We created this card design at our Occasions Catalog Kickoff Party!
Background Basics—I started by embossing a 5-1/2" x 1-1/4" piece of Perfect Plum card stock with the Hexagons Dynamic Embossing Folder and adhered the strip to the Bermuda Bay card base. TIP: I like to use a couple strips of super-sticky Tear & Tape Adhesive along with SNAIL to help secure this deeply textured paper.
Celebrate Highlights—I ran a 4-3/4" x 3-3/8" piece of Whisper White card stock through the Big Shot with the Celebrations Duo embossing folder to create the "debossed" sentiment. I embossed the word about 3/4" from the top, leaving room for the ribbon at the bottom.
Next, I stamped the long swoosh image from the Happy Celebrations stamp set over the center of the word in Bermuda Bay ink. I stamped the same swoosh in the opposite direction in Perfect Plum underneath the original swoosh, and again in Pear Pizzazz ink above the original swoosh. TIP: The Stampin' Scrub makes it super-fast to "wash" and "dry" your stamps in between colors!
Sweet Sentiment—I die-cut a small label with the Bunch of Banners Framelits, then stamped the rest of the sentiment from Happy Celebrations in Bermuda Bay ink on it. It's popped up with Dimensionals.
Finishing Touches—I added some colorful Perfect Plum & Old Olive Enamel Dots accents floating to the side. I wrapped some of the silver Metallic Ribbon, from the Sale-a-Bration combo pack, around the layer and tied into a double knot. I mounted this layer onto a 4-7/8" x 3-1/2" layer of Pear Pizzazz and popped it up with Dimensionals.
Two Cool—I tried a different color combination for the second version. The card base is in Rose Red, and the Rich Razzleberry strip along the bottom was embossed with the Festive Texture Impressions Folder.
The used Peekaboo Peach, Rose Red and Rich Razzleberry inks for the swoosh stamping. The sentiment is stamped in Rose Red and the Enamel Dots are in Peekaboo Peach. I finished with the gold Metallic Ribbon this time.