I am totally in love with Stampin' Up!'s Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, and thought it would work wonderfully well with the tree from the Snow Swirled set. I was right!
What is more exquisite than gold (or silver) heat embossing against Night of Navy card stock? Nothing, I say. Add to that the fact that the card is doubly embossed -- both dry embossing and heat embossing
Do you see what I mean? It possesses a sort of a Byzantine eloquence without the overt
religious symbolism. Once again, Wikipedia gives a bit more insight into my reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byzantine_art
The card, while appearing to be fairly complicated, is really quite easy and fun to create.
To recreate this double embossed card:
Snow Swirled stamp set
Naturals Ivory card stock
Night of Navy card stock
Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder
Gold Embossing Powder
Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Naturals Ivory card stock in half, creasing well with a bone folder.
Run a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Night of Navy card stock through the Big Shot inside the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder.
Rub this embossed piece with the Embossing Buddy. Ink up the brayer well with VersaMark Ink. Lightly roll the brayer over the raised embossed surface. Continue reinking the brayer and running it over the embossed piece until all the raised surfaces are equally shiny with VersaMark. Be careful to not push on the brayer too hard; you don't want any ink to get onto the non-raised surfaces. Just skim the tops of the design.
Sprinkle inked surface with Gold Embossing Powder, tapping excess powder back into its container. Use the Heat Tool to emboss. Be sure that all embossed surfaces are shiny and set.
Adhere the embossed piece to the card front.
Rub the Embossing Buddy well over the surface of a 2 1/2" x 3 1/4" piece of Naturals Ivory card stock. Use VersaMark to stamp the tree. Cover the tree with Gold Embossing Powder, and use the Heat Tool to emboss.
Adhere the embossed tree piece to a 2 3/4" x 3 1/2" piece of Night of Navy card stock. Attach this finished panel to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.
Add a metallic gold star to the top of the tree.