There's two different forms of embossing on this card. There's heat embossing ... a piece of leftover matte gold card, stamped with VersaMark and then embossed with gold powder ... and there's machine embossing on to make the greeting topper - on the last shred of the gold card. Note to self: pick up some more sheets from the craft shop soon.
After the greeting topper was embossed, it was trimmed before it was hot glued on to the ribbon bow. Love this gorgeous red and gold ribbon, bought from a local shop that sells all sorts of beautiful trims. The stickpin was made using several small gold beads and a large red one, all from old costume jewellery threaded and glued to a heart-topped pin from Wild Orchid Crafts.
The insert is a digital paper form a Crafter's Companion CD-ROM ... this particular design was intended to be printed as notepaper, but I liked the faded centre panel framed with the holly pattern so much I thought it would make a great insert for this card. After importing it into a graphics programme I was able to tweak the size to fit perfectly.
Similarly, I tweaked it again to make a panel for the back too.
- Cardstock: Piece of white card measuring 6.5" x 10" folded in half to form card base; piece of gold matte card, 6.5" x 5" stamping & embossing, and a smaller piece, measuring 2.5" square for greeting
- Stamp: Penny Black, Winter Bough; VersaMark ink pad; Heat It Up Gold Embossing Powder
- Machine embossing: Cuttlebug All-in-One folder and Twinkle plate for greeting & topper
- Digital Paper: Crafter's Companion CD-ROM, Vintage Christmas; My Craft Studio Professional; white copy paper for printing
- Gold printed red ribbon, Heart-shape topped pin from Wild Orchid Crafts, red and gold beads, from stash