Happy Monday! I was able to get some crafty time in the studio this morning . . . which was really nice. I put Hadlee in her swing and while she dozed, I was able to get in 4 episodes of Malibu Country and make a Christmas tag.
I’ve had this idea to try watercolor paper in a Spellbinders™ M-Bossabilities™ Folder. I know that watercolor paper embosses well in Nestabilities® and it’s one of the papers that I love to work with quite often. Because watercolor paper is thicker than normal cardstock . . . and knowing that normal cardstock sometimes splits when embossed . . . I wanted the watercolor paper to be damp when I ran it through the Grand Calibur® for a couple of reasons. First I didn’t want the paper to split, but secondly and most importantly, if the paper was damp I knew the embossing would be deeper.
After die cutting the watercolor paper with Labels Eleven, it was misted with a combination of Tumbled Glass Distress Ink Refill, a smidgen of Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls and water, all mixed together in a mini mister. When the watercolor paper had absorbed some of the water, but still damp, it was placed in the Holiday Magic M-Bossabilities Folder and embossed.
Here’s a close-up of the background where you can see not only the embossing, but also the Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls that were mixed in with the water.
The snowflakes were die cut/embossed with Create-A-Flake Four from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, covered in Glossy Accents and then sprinkled with Vintage Glass Glitter Diamond Dust Fine.
The bits of flourishes were die cut from a manila tag with the flair from Venetian Motifs. The flourishes were then covered front and back with Krylon 18kt Gold Leafing Pen.
The sentiments are from the Sweet ‘n Sassy set, Christmas Joy. They were stamped in Tsukineko Delicata Golden Glitz Ink on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White and then die cut/embossed with Labels One and Back to Basic Tags. The larger sentiment was mounted on another piece of watercolor paper that had been misted with the Distress Ink/Perfect Pearls mist, then die cut/embossed with Decorative Labels One.
The ribbon is seam binding dyed with Tumbled Glass and then spritzed with the same mist containing the Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls. The white ribbon is some silk that I had laying around, misted only with Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls and water.
I suppose that’s all for me today. Time to think about something for dinner and work on finishing up a video.
Thanks for stopping by today!