Christmastime Is Here With Wintery White

Hi Stamping Friends!
I have another pair of Christmastime is Here cards to share with you today, both featured on my LIVE Class from last week.  If you missed it, check out the replay at the bottom of this post.  
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Christmastime Is Here With Wintery White

The Christmas Rose stamp set is the first ever to include both Cling Mount and Photopolymer stamp styles. Stampin' Up! chose the style that worked best for the images: Cling for the outline and photopolymer for accurate placement of the two-step color images.  Too Cool!
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Background Basics—I started with a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Whisper White cardstock that I embossed with the 3D Tufted die.  I layered that onto a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Gold Foil, then tied some 1/4" Gold Shimmer Ribbon around the layers into a double-knot.  I used a combination of Tear & Tape and SNAIL Adhesives to mount the layers onto a Thick Whisper White card base.  
TIP: I like to die-cut some Gold Foil shapes from the center of the Gold Foil layer, because it's so large and I don't want to waste any of the foil. Even if I don't use the pieces for this card, I can save them for future cards! 
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Fabulous Focal Point—The Christmas Rose stamp set has a lot of parts and pieces that come together to create a beautiful focal point bouquet, but don't be intimidated by that.  Just take one image at a time and it comes together pretty quickly.  I started by stamping the outline image in VersaMark ink onto Whisper White cardstock, then sprinkling Gold Embossing Powder over the top, tapping off the excess and heat-setting it with a Heat Tool until glossy & smooth.  

Next, I added each of the colorful layers:
  • Rose image stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink.
  • Add the three leafy images in Soft Sea Foam ink.
  • Add the Poppy Parade berries with the four berries dies.
  • Finish with Crumb Cake pine cones.

TIP: Use a tissue to wipe up any excess ink on the image that resisted the embossing powder. Otherwise, you risk transferring ink onto your cutting plates when you cut out the image.

I used the coordinating Roses Dies to die-cut the focal point and popped it up on the card front with Dimensionals.

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Sweet Sentiment—I die-cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock with another one of the Roses label dies, then stamped a sentiment from the Christmas Rose stamp set in Cherry Cobbler.  It's also popped up at the bottom of the card front.
Finishing Touches—I finished with a few Gold Glitter Enamel Dots around the focal point.  So, so pretty!
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Two Cool—I tried another color combination for the second card: Night of Navy for the rose, Soft Sea Foam for the leaves, Bermuda Bay for the berries and Crumb Cake for the pine cones.  I love these colors!  
TIPS: This is the card that I created on the video and I learned some tips while creating it.  First, you can see some ink on the upper right tufted texture background that was excess "resisted" ink from the embossed image that should have been wiped off.  Also, I found that because the Night of Navy and Bermuda Bay inks were so dark, and the gold embossing was so light, it was difficult to line up the rose and berries even with a see-thru photopolymer stamp.  Lighter colors will work best on this one.

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