Clearly Inspired Christmas Cards!

In this week’s webisode on WOW! Embossing Powders, Paulette and Gail featured two Christmas cards created with Heat Resistant Acetate and these projects were so gorgeous, I just had to show them off again! The lights in the studio are so bright that it can be difficult to tell just how much visual interest and texture these cards really have. I didn’t want you to miss out! Click on each image for instructions and supplies.

This first card actually uses the acetate in two different ways. The first piece of acetate is embossed with an embossing folder. Susan then dabbed Picket Fence Distress Paint onto the words from the back, and wiped away the excess. This gave her background a very cool chalkboard look that works well with the letterpress-style embossing folder.

THEN Susan took it another step further by die cutting her reindeer and snowflakes from acetate. She inked them with VersaMark™ and heat-embossed them with WOW! Opaque Bright White Embossing Powder. Check out the texture! I just love it!!!

Designed by Susan Cobb

Designed by Susan CobbDesigned by Susan Cobb

This next card from LeNae has a sweet little snowman image heat-embossed onto the Heat Resistant Acetate with WOW! Metallic Gold Rich Ultra High embossing powder. Not only do I LOVE the gold and ivory combo, but again, the dimension and texture you get from the Ultra High embossing powder makes this card extra-special. You could even say it has has a real WOW-factor. Haha.

Designed by LeNae Gerig

Designed by LeNae Gerig

 

WOW! Ultra High embossing powders have a coarser grain than regular embossing powders which gives them fantastic height and dimension. I just love the little individual snow droplets too! No special technique required to create them—they are just stray embossing powder granules that LeNae left in place before heat-setting from the underside of the acetate. What an easy way to get a fabulous snowy effect! And notice the snowman shows up beautifully, even the fine lines.

 

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And here is one more wintery card from our Ann’s Fall Look: Cutting Dies webisode a few weeks back. It’s a shaker card she created using Heat Resistant Acetate for the window. Using the Heat Resistant Acetate allowed Ann to heat-emboss the snowflake and ice skate images on the window front, and they look SO CUTE paired with her snowy shaker “filling” (White Encrusted Jewels embossing elements). For this card, Ann used our Super Fine White embossing powder which really helps to capture all the stamp details. The window frame was created with the Paper Artist™ Layering Frames cutting die set and a beautiful 12″x12″ Pearl Sheet that changes from pink to iridescent depending on the angle of light.

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Heat Resistant Acetate gives you so many more creative options over standard acetate. I also wanted to share an awesome tip for working with acetate that Ann mentions in the instructions of yet another Acetate-Christmas Card (here).

Ann says: “To help the acetate lay flat on the front of the card, I scored two lines about 1mm apart and creased them well, creating a very narrow spine to fit over the card fold.”  This technique really does help your acetate flap to lay flat against the card—genius!

Click here to view even more ideas and inspiration for projects with Heat Resistant Acetate!!!

Paper Wishes Highlights:

  • You still have 3 days left to take advantage of our Breast Cancer Awareness Promotion 20% off of everything pink!!! Plus, we have created a special set of FREE Tags & Labels for you to download and print!
  • Our webisode this coming Tuesday features some truly fabulous projects created using IndigoBlu’s gorgeous rubber cling stamps and Megaflake metal leaf! These multi-colored metallic flakes add such a luxurious touch to your holiday cards… Just wait until you see what our Design Team has done!!

 

I hope you all enjoy our last October weekend, and that you take a little time to create something you love!

Michelle

 

 

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