Turn an experiment into a Christmas card – I often have bits of cardstock lying around that have ink on them: used as testers, leftover embossing paste stencilled through a stencil from a previous project and so on. I never chuck these pieces of cardstock away as they can always be turned into something truly unique.
I used this piece that had embossing paste stars on it and created a shimmering background for a Christmas card – simple, quick and easy.
Gather three colours of All-Purpose Inks to create the shimmering coloured background with.
Apply embossing paste through a stencil and leave to dry. Or in my case use a piece that already had embossing paste patterns on it.
Use a soft paintbrush and paint a layer of All-Purpose Ink over the surface. I used Lemon Yellow. Leave to dry.
Paint a layer of Frost White All-Purpose Ink over the Lemon Yellow.
See how the Frost White just makes the yellow sparkle and shine.
Paint a layer of Vegas Gold All-Purpose Ink over both layers. I used a soft flat brush for the last 2 steps, dry brushing over the previous colour for a soft look and being careful not to cover up the previous layer completely.
Add coloured splats to the background using red, white and black. Leave to dry. Use a Grey Memento Luxe Ink to blend around the edges. Add some decorative elements from your Kaisercraft Christmas range to complete your card.
And there you have a beautiful shimmering Embossing Paste Christmas Card made from an otherwise scrap piece of cardstock.
- ADCO 724870 Anna Griffin Embossing Paste – White (250ml)
- TAPI-011 All-Purpose Ink – Lemon Yellow
- TAPI-072 All-Purpose Ink – Frost White
- TAPI-070 All-Purpose Ink – Vegas Gold
- TML-902 Memento LUXE Ink Pad – Gray Flannel
- KCCT890 Letters to Santa Collectables