We know you'll be exhausted after Cyber Monday, but set aside a little just for you and come back to Pink Persimmon on PINK Wednesday! (Yes, it really is a shopping day) (OK, it's not really an official shopping day, but we think it should be). We'll have some special sales and a giveaway just for our blog and newsletter readers, so be sure to visit us on Wednesday (and wear pink!).
Melisa used the new stamp set Christmas House to create this beautifully embellished card. We'll have a link to a tutorial tomorrow along with another project using a similar process (a shadow box). Can you believe that she hand cut the "Season's Greetings" part of the sentiment? She is very talented with a small pair of scissors.
I absolutely love the chalkboard effect that Kristii used on this stamp set. It looks so good with the white embossing powder. Here's how Kristii got the chalkboard effect on the card:
"I started with some black patterned paper and I stamped the main image with Versamark and then sprinkled fine white embossing powder over the image and then heated it with a heat gun. Then I shadow stamped the image using white ink just shifting the image slightly to create the shadow effect. Finally, I used a paper towel and blended some white ink onto the background to add to the chalkboard effect. It's a fun technique that's rather easy and very effective."
Thanks for sharing the details Kristii!
Here's a close-up view and you can see the shadowing effect on the text.
Kristii is a wizard with the copics. Her beautiful turquoise colored card using Winter Girl still evokes a holiday feel without using the traditional holiday colors.
Starting with the Winter Girl stamp set, Kristii also used the Pink Paislee Snow Village 6x6 paper pad, SnowTex for the trim of the girls hat, and the following copic markers: R27, YR12, YR31, E50, E33, BG11, BG13, BG15, BG0000, 0 Colorless Blender.
Small details, like the turquoise bakers' twine really give the card a finished look.