Perfectly Plaid Metallic Embossed Long Christmas Card

by Joanne James4. September 2019 20:00


Today I'm sharing a card for this week's TGIF challenge where they have a product spotlight on embossing powder and the team at Less is More where they are all about Metallics:


Metallics and embossing powder were the perfect combination but with three metallic powders in my desk drawer, which one to choose? In the end, I decided on all of them - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

I went long and thin with today's card and paired my embossed gold Merry Christmas sentiment with three identical pine trees, also from the new Perfectly Plaid stamp set, each of them heat embossed in a different metallic onto Thick Whisper White cardstock: silver, copper and gold respectively. I added a thin border of gold foil to the top and bottom of my panel before using dimensionals to adhere it to my cardbase. It was helpful that my metallic powders were an odd number -  odds often look better than evens on cards I think!

I have a tip for you when stamping objects in threes: always stamp the outer two first, then the central one; it's much easier to ensure they are evenly spaced that way. 

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

The first of the James Juniors is back to school properly today; one down, one to go! In the meantime, we have a fun girly day planned with Junior number two who has another day before she is back too. Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (4) -

AnitaUnited Kingdom
9/5/2019 6:19:45 PM #

This is lovely, Joanne.  I very rarely make long DL cards but I do love them so it's great to see one.  Loving that tree design too.  Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x


VickyUnited Kingdom
9/6/2019 4:45:25 PM #

What a great tip Joanne, thank you - and I must say, you are the perfect showcaser of your tip as the trees are perfectly positioned! Enjoy your fun girly day!


Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
9/7/2019 3:29:00 AM #

Joanne this is so classy and absolutely stunning! Great tip about stamping in "threes" as well. Hugs!


9/13/2019 12:49:14 PM #

What a beautiful card Joanne! The metallic trees are very contemporary and make the card look so stylish. I love that you have used a long card; sometimes we get rather stuck with square or A6 cards so this is a wonderful reminder to us all to try something a little different. hank you so much for popping this in to us at Less is More xx


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