Day 5 of Seven Days of Easy Christmas Cards

Rich’s music is hysterical today and thought you’d like it too!

For day 5, I wanted to share cards with embossing. I started with a stamp from Ton Stamps called Poinsettia Garden and here’s a link to it. http://tinyurl.com/yccpmtsr
I used my homemade embossing pouch that is two knee highs inside each other with a tablespoon or two of corn starch then knotted and trimmed close to the knot.. I wiped the pouch over red mirror paper that I bought from Crafter’s Companion on HSN.com that’s not as mirror as most. Here’s a link to it, but you need to check back for when they have more color options, as you only get two colors, and none of these are red.http://tinyurl.com/y877lfmb    … I used Ranger Gold embossing powder with Ranger embossing ink to stamp the poinsettia garden stamp and then heat set it. I cut out the image to a size I liked (I’ll share the sizes later) and then layered it on gold foil paper and then onto a piece of patterned paper I cut so you only have a glittered red background showing.

I started with a 5 1/2″ tall by 4 1/4″ wide red card base and stamped a sentiment on the inside from Stampin’ Up’s Christmas Cardinal with embossing ink and gold embossing powder then heat set it.
I covered the front of my card with my corn starch pouch and stamped a sentiment from Christmas Cardinal from Stampin’ Up (link:  http://tinyurl.com/y8f6fmm3  ) and then used a holly berry stamp from Stampin’ Up’s Watercolor Winter link:  http://tinyurl.com/yajs2hfx  and stamped it with Ranger embossing ink randomly across the front of the card base. I used the same gold Ranger embossing powder and covered the front of the card base and used my new eye brow brush from Walmart from ELF(funny, it’s got a Christmas theme,) to clean off any excess powder.
I heat set the gold and then decided I needed to add some glitter to the front. I used glitter from (I think) Stampin’ Up) and a a Sakura Glue Pen from pegstamps.com…here’s the link to it. http://tinyurl.com/ybm4lrcq
I used a glitter spoon I bought from Aliexpress that’s too small really for glitter and used it to add glitter in red and a light green to the berries and leaves on the front of the card.
I bought a big makeup brush from the Dollar Tree to wipe off excess glitter or to clean glitter off your desk.
I added a little more red glitter onto the poinsettia piece…

If you don’t have a poinsettia background stamp but you have a simple poinsettia stamp, stamp the poinsettia all over red mirror paper with embossing ink and gold embossing powder and you should get the same results.
The measurements for the card we made on camera are:
poinsettia: 2 1/4″ wide by 4″ tall
gold is 2 1/2″ wide by 4 1/4″ tall
On the card I made off camera:
poinsettia 4 3/4″ tall by 2 3/4″ wide
gold layer 5″ tall by 3″ wide

I made my own envelope and here’s a link as to how to do that.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cnJEe3xwMU

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