Saturday, November 7, 2009

Holiday Stamp-A-Stack Card #3

Hi! I'm back to share with you Card #3 from my Holiday Stamp-A-Stack. My friend, Rita created a similar card for a Showbox Swap that I hosted several weeks ago. She used a Red and Green color combo, but I was using so much red/green for my Holiday cards, so I thought I would switch it up a bit. At first when I created this card, I used the Whisper White cardstock for my card, but it just didn't seem sturdy. I love-love-love our Whisper White Cardstock for stamping, because it's so smooth and the ink absorbs beautifully into the cardstock. But it's a lighter weight cardstock, and I don't think it's strong enough to stand up for a card unless you are creating a single layer card. So the card is Night of Navy, and I adhered another piece of Whisper White CS to the inside of the card to stamp a snowflake and the greeting.

Isn't the medallion piece pretty?

Stamps: Serene Snowflakes, Four the Holidays
Ink: Night of Navy, Versamark
Paper: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Brushed Silver
Accessories: Scallop Border Punch, White Embossing Powder, Silver Brads, Dimensionals

Check back for Cards #4 & #5 on Sunday and Monday.

Have a great weekend!


accentuatenink said...

I just love you created using this medallion Scallop technique, by layering the two pieces together. When I attempted it, I made my back layer slightly larger than the main image layer by 3/16" By doing this I didn't like the way the layers lined up. So, I thought if I made the bottom layer slightly smaller it would work much better. It worked much better, but I was wondering if you found a trick to getting the pieces to match up much better. BTW, I just LOVE your work...very talented, and skilled.

Karen Graff-Povis said...

Hi! Thanks for your kind comment. The bottom layer of the medallion is 2-7/8" square, and the top layer is 2-3/4" square. When punching each side of square, you will need to make sure each side is centered in the punch before punching. Use the ruler (tick marks)on the punch to center. I just then centered the top layer to the bottom layer and attached. Have fun!