Today's card is for the Featured Stamper challenge at Splitcoast Stampers. For this challenge, we pick a card from that person's gallery to CASE (Copy and Share Everything). We are asked to make at least two changes so the card is not an exact duplicate. Here is a link to the card I chose to CASE: Embossed Snowflakes
And here is my card:
While I kept the overall design and color scheme of the original card, I made a few changes. I used a different snowflake embossing folder because I don't own the one she used. Her embossing folder left a flat area for stamping in the bottom right-hand corner, but mine does not, so I stamped my sentiment on a label and attached it to the panel. I sponged ink around my sentiment to add dimension to the label against the white background. I didn't have the sentiment she used so I chose a different one, and instead of pearls in the centers of the snowflakes, I used White Enamel Accents.
I started by dry embossing a piece of Whisper White card stock with an embossing folder in my Big Shot. Next I stamped my sentiment on another piece of white card stock. I didn't like the color I was getting with Night of Navy by itself, so I inked my stamp first with Cobalt and then with Night of Navy. This achieved the deeper color I was looking for. I cut out the sentiment with a labels die in my Big Shot, sponged around the edges with Night of Navy, then adhered the sentiment to the white panel. I attached the white panel to the Night of Navy card base, then added White Enamel Accents on the snowflake centers, which I left to dry overnight. This card was quick and easy to put together, and I love the colors for winter. I could easily change the sentiment to something "not-Christmasy" for a winter card that could be used throughout the season.
Here's a tip for using an embossing folder in a die cut machine (such as the Big Shot): If my card stock isn't getting as deep of an impression as I'd like, I mist the card stock with a bit of water right before putting it in the embossing folder. I will sometimes run the folder through my machine more than once, but I usually find the water mist does the trick with just one pass through the machine.
I have a few more cards in the works and hope to post another one tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by!
Stamp: WordPlay - Joy (Stampin' Up!)
Paper: Whisper White and Night of Navy card stock (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Ancient Page Dye Ink in Cobalt (Clearsnap); Night of Navy Classic Ink (Stampin' Up!)
Tools and Accessories: Big Shot (Sizzix); Snowflakes #9 embossing folder (Sizzix); Nestabilities Labels Eighteen (Spellbinders); White Enamel Accents (Inkssentials)