My apologies for not posting more often this week – this past week was such a busy one with Stamp A Stacks, Year 6 Farewells, special school presentation and then to top it off I ended up coming down with this horrid flu bug which I’m still trying to recover from – I just hope its cleared up before we leave for holidays next weekend.
I did mention in a previous post that I had to make two gift card holders for my niece & nephew recently and here is the second one I made.
I just love how this card turned out!Â The gift card holder was for an engagement present so I wanted to make it a little extra special and elegant and think I achieved that.
This card has two types of embossing on it. Firstly on the Baja Breeze background I clear embossed the berry branch stamp from the Always stamp set using versamark and clear embossing powder.
The Baja Breeze panel across the middle of the card and the white layer behind the heart are both embossed using the Big Shot and a dotty embossing folder.
The heart is embossed using Versamark then Stampin’ Up!’s white embossing powder. I’ve stamped and embossed it twice and layered one flat on the white layer then the other I’ve actually cut the dotted edge around the heart off and layered it with Stampin Dimensionals.
Here is the inside of the card …
I’ve just added a couple ofÂ layers to the inside of the card and used my slit punch to make the slits to hold the gift card in place.
You could leave these layers out if you just wanted to make this as a card and I think it would makeÂ lovely Wedding card also.
Now you might ask why I stamped in Versamark then used the white embossing powder when I could have stamped in the White Craft ink then embossed in white or clear embossing powder. Well I have found you get a much better and clearer image when using the Versamark with the white embossing powder.
This image here shows the results ofÂ three different ways of embossing the heart on the Baja Breeze. The image top left is using White Craft ink with the White embossing powder.
The image bottom left is using the White Craft Ink and clear embossing powder and the image bottom right is the one i prefer using the Versamark ink and the white embossing powder.
I made this sample to show you the different results so sometimes you just have to test different methods to get a clearer image.