Happy Friday! This is Julissa of Paper Gems by Jules and today I’m rounding the year off with this clean and simple design that puts a spotlight on your card (and your stamps). Using the December 2022 Sentiment Kit: Shake Your Flakes and the new Freaking Cold stamp set, this technique is a great way to highlight an image without too much fuss.
For this first card, I started by stamping the larger image in the Shake Your Flakes stamp set and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. Because I was using white paper, this allows for it to remain white when later adding distress oxide over it. You can also use white embossing powder too, but both work.
Next, I added distress oxide to the background in an ombre order. Using the Scallops and Circles die set, I die cut the image. I also die cut a few more layers of the circle to back it, adding even dimension to the the image. Die cutting extra layers allows for depth with minimal fuss, and you can use scraps. I chose to use thicker black card stock for behind the circle.
Once I started playing with this… I had to bring out one of the Angie Girls! I’m totally digging the new “Freaking Cold” stamp set. And with the weather we just had, it’s totally suiting! This background was the same process, but I used the smaller stitched rectangle of the Scallops & Stitched Rectangles die set.
I decided to not color her in to keep the background the focus. I did color her nails in a similar green, just to keep the vibe going. The block print sentiments are my favorite. Just stamp them in black and cut them out. So easy! Throw some bling and your done!
- December 2022 Sentiment Kit: Shake Your Flakes Stamp Set
- Freaking Cold Stamp Set
- Scallops & Circles Nesting Dies
- Scallops & Stitched Rectangles Nesting Dies
- Embossing Ink
- VersaFine Clair: Nocturne
- White Embossing Powder
- Distress Oxide Inks: Old Paper, Evergreen Bough & Black Soot
- Green Sequins
Thank you so much for being part of Unity. I hope you’ve found year round inspiration with my Friday blogs and all of the design teams work. I love to create with Unity products and I am so happy to be part of this community of creative people. May this new year bring you lots of love, happiness and creative energy!
Until next YEAR… Happy Crafting!