Growing in Unity Day 5

I can’t believe it…It’s day 5!! Where did the week go??

For today’s card (my final design for my Christmas cards), I dug deep into my stash and pulled out September 2015 {Our Hearts to Yours} and October 2018 All Winter Long} Kits of the Month. The September 2015 kit had a gorgeous hand-lettered Season’s greetings sentiment. I pulled a gorgeous ornament and inside sentiment from the October 2018 kit.

Heat embossing is one of my go-to techniques. It really has a way of amping up the elegance of a card. When you want to create a large bulk of cards, be sure to pull out your embossing tools!! I love using copper on a nice dark navy, so I pulled out both for this last card.

I started with pre-treating my cardstock with an anti-static tool, then stamped the ornament and Season’s greetings sentiment using VersaMark ink. I usually let my embossing powder sit briefly on the ink before tipping my card to remove the excess. I’m not sure if this actually helps any, but I figure it can’t hurt! Don’t worry about the powder left by your anti-static tool. After your embossing cools, it wipes away easily with a tissue or a microfiber cloth.

Next, I stamped the inside stamp using my VersaFine Clair in Nocturne ink.

I absolutely loved this card. It is quick, simple and super easy to create a bulk amount of cards.

Thank you so much for joining me this week. I’ve had a wonderful time bringing you my card designs. I love the look of the “fancy” cards, but when you’re creating a large amount, sometimes quick & easy is the way to go! Maybe next year, I’ll start earlier in the year so I can make more “fancy” style cards.

Please be sure to leave a comment before Sunday night (Merry Christmas!). I will be choosing 2 winners randomly to win a $20 gift certificate to Unity Stamp Co.

Published by annemichellecreates

Just a southern empty nester momma who enjoys crafting and DIY-ing.

8 thoughts on “Growing in Unity Day 5

  1. Copper is my favorite embossing color! I’ve never tried it on navy. It’s so pretty. Another lovely CAS card. Thanks for sharing your art this week. And Merry Christmas!!

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