November comes and its all about the holidays…in hyper speed! And how much more holiday can you get than Perfectly Plaid? With the Wrapped in Plaid Specialty DSP and its gold highlights plus the beautiful Shaded Spruce and Gold Ribbon, this is holiday!
Today’s card was a challenge from a Demonstrator who had cut a lot of oval frames from Gold Foil paper using the Heirloom Frames Die. This left her with a lot of oval shapes from the middle of the die cut and lots of 4″X 5.25″ pieces with a big oval cut out of the middle. While we were at a crop, she gave me a piece and asked me to figure out something to do with it. And the card above is the result!
While the die cut out the oval frame she needed for a Stamp Camp perfectly fine, the leftover pieces had some cut marks that marred the gold foil. No problem! I embossed all those with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder to add beautiful texture which covered up the cut marks. The Subtle 3D folder on the gold foils makes the paper look like true metal. And adding the texture had the added benefit of matching the texture in the ribbon! I am only sorry I couldn’t photograph it well enough to show how beautiful the textured foil looks with the Perfectly Plaid Paper.
After getting the gold foil pieces embossed, it was a matter of placing the Perfectly Paid paper so the cut out oval did not show. For the small oval, a punched out tree was the obvious choice which was layered on a piece of Shaded Spruce that had been embossed with the retired Quilt Embossing Folder. I forgot that it was retired, but you could easily use the Tufted or the Tin Tile Embossing folders. The Winter Knit Embossing Folder would be a good choice too.