Saturday, August 11, 2012

90 degrees of Christmas


Over a CASE study they are celebrating their second week of their second anniversary. The challenge is to create something outside of the box. There was a technique I have been wanting to try. Kristine Warner taught this technique during the Cut Above online card class I took. She used a plastic template to emboss with. It really works! Now I have to go out and get more plastic templates!!

Here's how you do it-


This is the plastic template I used. It is from Crafters Workshop.


The sandwich starts with a clear plate, the template, then your paper.


Place a rubber mat on top of the paper, then the second clear plate. 


Run the whole sandwich through your Big Shot.


Here are the results! Pretty cool huh?



The other technique I wanted to try was the off set circle die cut to create a window.  I saw it done on Splitcoast Stampers and wanted to try it.

I am also submitting this to the Blue and bling challenge over at Just Add Ink.

So here it is 90 degrees out and I am thinking of the icy cold snowy days of Christmas. I hope you enjoyed the card and tutorial.


11 comments:

Kathy @ Stamping Still said...

Gorgeous card. I love your cool blues and that reindeer is just so cute! Thanks for playing at JAI this week.

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

So cute and whimsical, love the little deer!! Thanks for joining us for the Anniversary celebrations at CASE Study :)

Christine Blain said...

What great techniques you've used, Sue, to create this super-cute card. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink this week!

bevyb said...

Love the cool blues... thanks for the tip on using the templates to emboss with

annemarks said...

Stunning card :)

Bronwyn Eastley said...

Thanks for sharing the embossing tips. I love that reindeer stamp (it's sitting on my craft desk ready to ink up). Thanks for sharing you gorgeous Christmas card at Just Add Ink.

Debby said...

Your technique really created wonderful depth to the embossing. Oh and your card is adorably cute too! Thanks for joining us at CASE study this week :)

Mae Collins said...

Thanks for the embossing tips and I love the cute reindeer in his little jumper. Thanks for playing with our challenge at Just Add Ink this week.

Jean Martin said...

Eeeep! Super cute!!! I love everything about this!!!! Thanks for joining us over at CASE Study Challenge! :)

Jodene said...

What a gorgeous Card, I love your leaping deer! Thanks for joining us at JAI this week :)

Jodene said...

What a gorgeous Card, I love your leaping deer! Thanks for joining us at JAI this week :)