Hey Stampers !!
How is 2013 treating you all so far ?? Its pretty good over here. My hubby and I relaxed all day yesterday, before going back to work today. Yesterday was New Years Day but it was also my Dad and Sister in law Barb's wedding anniversary !! And yes, my father is married to my husbands sister ... LOL Barb is one of my best customers (and friends) so I knew this card had to be SUPER special !! I really like what I came up with. Have a look !!
Isn't that pretty ?? I did a LOT of heat embossing on this card Do you have a Heat Tool yet ?? The old style model is on the Clearance Rack right now for only $15.59 !! There is nothing to make a card really fancy like Heat Embossing. I wanted it to be super elegant, so what is more elegant that a lot of gold ?? LOL I embossed a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock (measured 3-3/4" x 5") with the Music Notes Stampin' Around Wheel over and over so it would cover the whole piece. Then I ripped the edges so it would look aged, and sponged the piece with both Crumb Cake and Early Espresso ink. Then I embosses the lovely sentiment from the One in a Million stamp set with Early Espresso embossing powder. This piece was then die cut with a shape from the Apothecary Accents framelits. I also did a second shape from that framelit set with Early Espresso cardstock. The Early Espresso piece I dabbed onto my VersaMark ink pad, and heat embossed it with some more Gold embossing powder. Love how those edges look !! The sentiment die cut was sponged with Crumb Cake and Early Espresso ink.
I then tied a bow around my Music Notes piece with the 1/2" Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon. Then I looped some 1/4" Early Espresso Stitched Grosgrain and Victoria Crochet ribbons, secured them inside an Antique Brad and used some Mini Glue Dots to adhere it to the middle of the bow. Really love how big and beautiful all those ribbons look !! Then I adhered the layer to a piece of Brushed Gold cardstock that I had roughed up with my Paper Snips and sponged with Early Espresso ink. This was all attached to a Early Espresso card base. My sentiment piece was adhered to my Early Espresso die cut with some dimensionals, and was nestled next to the ribbon element. A couple of pearls really add more elegance. I then took some tiny scraps of the Champagne Glimmer Paper (retiring today !!!) and punched out a couple of Small Hearts and the little mini hearts from the Owl Punch. They just make the card, don't you think !?! Love how a bit of that glimmer paper goes a long way.
Well, thats my card today !! Dad and Barb just LOVED it and I hope you do too !! Remember, the Holiday Catalogue retires today, so if there is any last minute things you want to get before its gone forever ... get at that tonight !! Have a good day and Happy Stamping !!
Stamp Sets: One in a Million (wood #126380, clear #126382), Music Notes Stampin' Around Wheel #120327
Ink: VersaMark #102283, Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad #126975, Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad #126974
Paper: Very Vanilla #101650, Early Espresso #119686, Brushed Gold Cardstock #102935, Champagne Glimmer Paper #127885
Accessories: Apothecary Accents Framelits #127003, Stampin' Around Handle #102971, Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder #109129, Heat Tool #129053, Early Espresso Stampin' Emboss Powder #128980, 1/2" Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon #122332, 1/4" Early Espresso Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon #126871, Victoria Crochet Trim #118481, Antique Brads #117273, Small Heart Punch #117193, Owl Punch #118074, Basic Pearls #119247, Stamping Sponges #101610