Michelle Last

A little bit more Christmas

You most likely have seen this Christmas card already (here) but I made it in another colour way, which is your favourite?

Christmas Card using Hearts Come Home

The card base is Rich Razzleberry and I added some Berry Burst and Peekaboo Peach sponging to the nights sky to create the Northern Lights Technique.

The foreground trees are from the Season Like Christmas stamp set but you could always use the tree stamp from Lovely as a Tree.

I love the silver scallop border piece.  I used the decorative ribbon border punch and the silver foil and simply hid the more intricate part of the punch out behind the stamped panel.  And the silver heat embossed greeting really pops off the black inked trees.

I am in the process of making 50 of these cards for my own Christmas Cards this year.  I am determined that I am not going to leave it all to the last minute and try to take some stress away from the Christmas celebrations.

All the items I used to make this card are shared below and if you wish to purchase any items simply click any of the images below to go direct to that item in my Stampin’ Up! shop.  Don’t forget to use the monthly hostess code to receive a free thank you gift when ordering with me.

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Heat Embossing using Hello Friend from Stampin’ Up!

Technique 101 with Michelle Last

This months technique is heat embossing a real favourite of mine and I use it a lot as it really adds a pop and definition to your projects.  It is also perfect to use on those hard to stamp materials such as vellum.

Hello Friend from Stampin Up

I went super simple and embossed the wreath image direct onto Smoky Slate cardstock.  I then added the greeting in black ink and added a gingham bow and some rhinestones – really simple.

How to Heat Emboss
  • Sweep the embossing buddy across the cardstock to absorb any sticky or greasy areas on your card.
  • Ink up the desired image in Versamark Ink and stamp onto the cardstock.
  • Sprinkle over the chosen heat emboss powder, tapping off any excess.
  • If you have grains of embossing powder which are stuck to the cardstock where they shouldn’t be, rub them off or remove with a dry paint brush.
  • Turn on your heat tool and wait approx 20-30 seconds for it to heat up until you point it at the stamped image and watch the powder turn from dull/matt to a shiny sealed image once they are heat set.
  • Your image will now be heat set and permanent.
  • Be careful when embossing on delicate paper or cardstock such as vellum.
  • Remember to turn off and unplug your heat tool when not in use.

Let’s go and see what the other design team have made using Heat Embossing.  Next up is Frenchie, click the next button below but if you get lost then the list of particpants is shared below.

Technique 101 Next

 

1. France Poitras Martin – USA
2 .Sandi MacIver – Canada
3. Leonie Schroder – Australia
4. Carmen Morris – Netherlands
5. Heike Vass – Germany
6. Michelle Last – UK < You are here

If you wish to purchase any of the items I have used to make this card, they are all available via my online shop.

Bonus Days from Stampin Up

For every £45 you spend you will receive a coupon code for £4.50 to spend in August.

Click any of the images below to go to that item in my shop and please use the monthly hostess code to receive a free thank you gift for shopping with me.

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Mixed Drinks from Stampin’ Up!

I have been playing with my Mixed Drinks Stamp set and have made some really simple cards.

I love the champagne glasses and I added some sparkle using the heat and stick powder and the dazzling diamonds glitter and a versamark pen.

Mixed Drinks Champagne Card

I used the same card style for lots of drinks and loved how they turned out!  I especially love the beer one, a perfect male card.

Mixed Drinks Pint of Beer Stampin Up

Once I started I could not stop 🙂

Mixed Drinks with Sparkly Champagne

I adore the sentiment ‘Friends don’t let friends wine alone’.  Lots of friends I could give that to!

So I hope I have inspired you to reach for this set and get crafting as it is so easy to get a good result and with so many stamps there are so many options.

Don’t forget that we only have 9 more days of saleabration so that means something free with every £45 you spend and there were more free options added yesterday, check out my blog post to see the saleabration offering.

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