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HIMCR03NSD – Holiday Catch Up!

Hello again! It is quite a celebration we are having at Hiding in my Craft Room! I’m here for our 3rd. challenge of the day: Holiday Catch Up. This is a great opportunity to create a much needed project for a holiday. Whether you didn’t have the chance to make it on time, or whether you want to start working on some future holiday projects, any occasion is welcome: Christmas, Easter, Memorial Day, Halloween, 4th of July, etc. And of course it can be anything from a scrapbook page, to a card, a mixed media project, and more…

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I didn’t have enough time to make a christian Easter card, so I thought this was the perfect opportunity to do just that. 

Materials
Spellbinders:
– Majestic Labels Twenty-Five
– Damask Motifs
– Adorning Squares
– Grand Calibur die cutting machine
ODBD stamps – Faith
Brilliance pigment ink
Inkadinkado embossing powder in Silver Starlight
Zap! heating tool
Merletto crystals
Bazic two sided tape and foam tape
Other generic materials
Eggshell cardstock in white
Specialty pearlescent cardstock in soft blue
Specialty embossed paper in silver gray
7/8″ gross grain ribbon in light gray

This 4 3/8″ x 4 3/8″ card was made combining many different dies in alternative ways. The very first layer in blue is actually a rectangular die, I cut in half and overlapped to create a nice square frame.

The next layer, in gray, is the largest die from Adorning Squares. Now with the following layer, in blue, I also did some alternative overlapping to create a medallion. Using the largest die from Damask Motifs, I die cut 4 damasks and overlapped them. I suggest using the perforation close to the center as a reference.
Before I adhered all these layers together I crossed a piece of gray ribbon vertically. In order to do that I had to cut the medallion on two ends, as marked below.
The final step is the center square label, where I heat embossed this beautiful verse. I have a tip for you on how to heat emboss very intricate stamps. Turns out this ODBD stamp has a very small, detailed and fine font and it is a rubber stamp. I was never able to stamp it neatly with embossing ink. Once the embossing powder melted it would spread and the sentiment wasn’t as defined. So after trying different techniques, I finally found a way to heat emboss the sentiment perfectly, using pigment ink. In my case I used specifically Brilliance pigment ink in black, but because it won’t stay wet as long as a regular embossing ink, you need to apply your embossing powder faster. The result, impeccably heat embossed sentiments. To finish my design I added some crystals.
I really like this verse and every time I read it, it reminds me of a song from Third Day (here).

I enjoyed making this card so much! I hope you like it and feel inspired to join this challenge. All you need to do is visit Hiding in my Craftroom and link your creation.

For more inspiration please check out my teammates’ designs: 

Kathy Up in the Night with Kat
Samantha Designs by Sammy
Gracie CHGraciellie Design (You are here)
Nancy Design Inventions
Melanie Afternoon Scrapper
Lisa LJ Creations
Jennie Jenscrapstoo
Sue Sue’s Paper Crafts
Lena Lena’s Creations
Thanks so much for stopping by! See you in an hour for a new challenge…

This card is participating in:
Simon Wednesday Challenge