Hi everyone, Heidi here, today I would like to show you this set of metallic looking Christmas cards! They are easy to make, so if you are in need of some more cards to be sent out quickly then this is your project for today!
The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own.
I started each card by die cutting a rectangle panel from some dark green/greenish card stock, two sizes smaller then my card base. I temporarily adhered the panel to my glass work surface and then adhered my stencil of choice over the panel using washi tape. For all of today’s cards I will use a gorgeous The Crafter’s Workshop stencil called “Fir Branch” (TCW870s).
Before adhering the stencil over the panel make sure that you have enough room left to add the sentiment later on.
The I picked out my metallic modeling pastes and some palette knifes and got to work! On some cards I used two colours of metallic modeling paste and on other cards I used three colours of metallic modeling paste, the procedure is the same, pick whatever result you like best.
For the two colour cards I applied some of the metallic modeling paste over the stencil using a palette knife and leaving the area’s for the pine cones open, you don’t have to work super neat for this to work. I first used the silver coloured metallic modeling paste.
Then I added colour to the pine cones using the copper coloured modeling paste. Clean your palette knife in between uses or use one for each separate colour if you do not want to contaminate the pastes in the jars.
Then remove the stencil carefully and clean it in the sick with water. Set the panel aside to dry on it’s own.
For the cards with three colours used I added a little bit of the third gold colour where I have added the copper colour previously. It makes the card a bit more interesting to look at I feel.
This is what the panel looks like when you use three colours, after removing the stencil. Wash the stencil and let the panel dry on it’s own.
This is what my completed and air dried set of panels looks like now.
All the panels are ready and I can go ahead completing them with matching mats and sentiments. All of today’s sentiments are from the Lili of the Valley stamp set “Christmas Handwritten Phrases”.
Before stamping the sentiment on each panel, using VersaMark ink, I used an anti-static powder tool on the panel, this way the embossing powder will only adhere to your stamped text and not on other area’s. If there is a white film on the paper you can rub it of with a soft cloth after the melted embossing powder has cooled of.
I used two colours of embossing powder, one for each card: Ranger “Silver” super fine detail embossing powder or Wow! Regular “Metallic Copper” embossing powder.
For my slightly larger mats I choose some gold and silver mirror card stock.
Now that all my elements are ready I can put my cards together: I adhered the two rectangle panels together using liquid glue and then adhered this combination onto a creme coloured linen textured card base using one millimetre thick foam tape. You can decorate the cards even more with sequins, small bows or whatever you like, but I felt they looked pretty as they are right now!
Some detail pictures:
And that it for today’s project.
I hope you enjoyed this Christmas card project and I wish you a creative day!