I started with OCC's day One- Easy to duplicate cards. I thought the instructors had some great ideas. I have a trio of cards made assembly line style.
First I did the stenciling with embossing paste using Tim Holts' Festive stencil. I have a stack of Neenah Aspen white 120# cardstock cut and folded into card bases ready for use.
While that dried I cut my die cuts, the photo frame by Lawn Fawn and the Season's Greetings by Avery Elle. I layered the greeting twice in white, then ran my Brilliance Galaxy Gold ink pad over the stacked sentiment. I then heat embossed it with clear powder. I also cut it out in red, for a shadow layer. It is very sturdy. The photo frame needed a bit of color behind it, so a red framing panel was also cut.
For the background I used some patterned paper I had left from last year, American Crafts - Kringle and Co. Once the embossing paste was dry, I relaid the stencil and inked the leaves, berries and pine cones with Distress Inks in Barn Door, Vintage Photo, and Pine Needles.
Everything was layered together and the card was assembled. In all it took about an hour to make the three cards.
Thanks for stopping by!