Pops of Red for Christmas!

by Emily

Hi there! Emily Midgett here with you today, and I’ve got some sparkling snowflakes with a pop of red to share with you! I don’t really use red outside of holiday cardmaking, for some reason…. I’ve never really been drawn to red, but there’s something so festive and crisp about it for Christmas. I usually like to keep snowflakes to cool colors (think lavender, silver, aqua, etc), but I thought for today’s post, I’d do something a little different!

I began by heat embossing a ton of the beautifully detailed snowflakes from the Snowflakes stamp set onto some heavyweight vellum using super sparkly platinum colored embossing powder. I love the effect of heat embossing these delicate snowflakes onto vellum; I think it really makes them look as though they’re floating down from above! I die cut the finished snowflakes with the coordinating dies.

Using some very strong clear adhesive tape, I arranged and adhered the snowflakes so that they were sweeping across my crisp white card front. I want this card to be easy to mail, so I tried to keep the bulk to a minimum. You have to be careful when adhering vellum, however, because the adhesive can show through. I like to use small dots of clear, dry adhesive, usually hidden behind heat embossing or another die cut.

For the greeting, I white embossed the “peace on earth” sentiment from Poinsettia Border onto some bright red cardstock using white embossing powder, which I then popped up on the card front using foam adhesive. The final, sparkly touch was to scatter some July Crystals to add a few further pops of red to the card front, as well as a few Golden Copper sequins.

Well, that’s all for my project today! Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a marvelous day!

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