I learned a new technique over on Split Coast Stampers today - Lynn calls it embossed shimmer! We used Lumiere (I got mine through Stampin Up) with re-inkers on a piece of acetate (like you use for an overhead) and a stipple brush (like you use for stenciling). You can read the instructions here.
I was too anxious with the first try and the lumiere came off on my Cuttlebug folder!! It has to be dry to the touch before you try to emboss the acetate. Trust me on this one!! I only used one color reinker (Ruby Red) with the Lumiere (the instructions say to use 2 or more). I used the Textile Cuttlebug folder for the embossing.
The Merry Christmas image is stamped on shimmery white card stock and layered to black. It's attached to the acetate with foam dimensionals. I attached the embossed panel to a piece of shimmery white with glue dots. I wrapped the ribbon around these 2 panels, tied a knot on the front - then attached the panels to a white Bazzill card.
So now I have my first Christmas card made - only 79 or so to go!
Thanks so much for coming by today - I hope you try this fun technique yourself! You can see other samples in the Split Coast gallery.
Paper: white Bazzill, Shimmery White, Basic Black: SU, Acetate
Ink: ruby red reinker: SU
Accessories: Lumiere: SU, glue dots, sheer black ribbon, Cuttlebug, Textile Folder, stipple brush, foam dimensionals