Sunday, October 11, 2009

Christmas Polka Dots

I'm so excited to share with you something that I've had on my wish list for a while now.  It is a polka-dotted embossing folder for my Big Shot machine!  You know how much I love polka dots!  Well, Quickutz came out with 3 sizes of polka dotted embossing folders.  I hadn't bought them yet because I couldn't find them locally and had to order them.  Well, a store whose newsletter I subscribe to was having a great sale on them this past week.  There were only $2.99 each plus an extra 15% off that!!  WOW!!  I ordered 2 sizes.  This card uses the smallest size.

The paper was Coordinations and it is so cool!  The inside of the paper has a color that matches the outside of the paper--in this case it's a shade lighter than the outside color.  So, when you sand it, you see the lighter color on the inside.   After I embossed the polka dots, I sanded them lightly.

I used my scor-pal and scor-bug to make the lines on the right-hand side of the card (on the Kraft cardstock).  The image is from one of my favorite Christmas sets "Joyful Ornaments".  I first inked the image in Frost VersaMark ink and then inked the bottom half with Toile Pink Palette ink and the top with Platinum Brilliance ink (it has a sparkle to it).  By inking it with the Frost before the Toile ink, it creates a nice subtle shine to the ornament. I love, love, love this!  Just make sure your stamp is clean before putting it in the Frost or you'll make your pad dirty.   I also lightly rubbed the Frost VersaMagic over the embossed polka dots so the whole things glimmers!

Stamps:  Joyful Ornaments, Holiday Liners
Paper:  TAC Kraft, White, Coordinations Greenish/blue, Bazzill Pink
Ink:  Toile Pink & Burnt Umber Palette, Platinum Brilliance, Frost VersaMark
Other:  White Eyelet, Ribbon, Scorpal & Scorbug, Corner Chomper, Quickutz Polka Dot Embossing Folder


Chris said...

Very nice color combo! Love it with the Kraft. :) Congrats on your new folders!

Barb said...

This is so pretty, Jen! Luvin' those dots ;)

Patti J. said...

Beautiful Jen! Got that folder last week - haven't used it yet! Great job on your card - love the pink!

Amy Kolling said...

Jen, this is beautiful!! I love the colors you chose. Missed seeing you this weekend!

Anonymous said...

Lovely card! rita w

Diane said...

Love, love, love it! Very pretty! ;-)

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