I went to a Christmas card-making event sponsored by my friend, Liz Thayer. She shared several techniques that I really enjoyed. One was the glitter window (like a snow globe shaken), the second was double embossing, and the third was techniques and ways to use washi tape. My card was inspired by one that Liz had us make during this event.
The double embossing was done with Stampin' Up's Stripe Embossing Folder, which is a diagonal multi-stripe. By rotating the paper 180 degrees and embossing it a second time, it made a diamond-shape embossed plaid. On this card, the glitter window is created by punching out the ornament shape and putting clear 2-inch wide packing tape over the hole on the back side with the sticky surface showing through the ornament window and then sprinkling with white fine glitter and tapping off excess glitter. On this card, three patterns of washi tape are diagonally placed on the second paper surface beneath the window, creating a pattern to show through as the ornament's pattern and through the glitter window. The washi tape was also used diagonally on one of the tickets. Just love the way this card turned out.
Recipe: Stampin' Up products: Old Olive (base), Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede cardstocks. Authentique: Festive-Glistening (plaid); Stamps: That's the Ticket; Ink: Old Olive; Punch: Ticket Duo, Christmas Ornament; Stripe Embossing Folder; Washi tape set: Season of Style; Soft Suede seam binding ribbon. Scotch 3M 2" Clear Packing tape. Martha Stewart white fine glitter.