Kim Padan: Pro-Life Speaker

Monday, December 13, 2010

Heavy Metal Stamping!

Well, heavy in terms of time! This weekend, I knew I needed to make a LOT of Christmas cards...and so I needed simple designs. I also wanted to use up some of my stash that has been sitting neglected far too long! I knew I had partial packs of brushed silver and brushed gold card stock. In fact, I had the same amount of each!

My intent was to just use the silver and gold as card bases...but some of my folding was awful! So, I ended up cutting some to use as layers on the front.

As I was stamping this Baby Jesus image from a retired Stampin' Up set, I had a song in my mind. "Lord, You are more precious than silver..." The image is stamped in silver metallic ink, and the word "joy" (also retired) is stamped in night of navy. I used the large scallop circle punch and popped it up with dimensionals. The navy ribbon is retired. (I am trying to use up spools of ribbon before I buy new...but the new Mini Occasion catalog is screaming at me!)

The next line of the song is "Lord, You are more costly than gold..." The design is the same...but with gold and burgundy.

These Clean and Simple (CAS) cards were easy to duplicate...I made 12 of each. I have to admit that I was temped to add something else...but I held myself back!!

Finally, the next song line is "Lord, You are more beautiful than diamonds..." I had enough gold left to use as front layers for another 12 cards. I embossed the layer with my new Vintage Wallpaper impressions folder and my Big Shot. I added organza ribbon and gold and silver elastic cord (retired). The rhinestones were the final elegant touch.

I have 12 silver card fronts left...I'll see what comes up, and hopefully post here soon!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Inky {{{HUGS}}}


  1. Love the title! I really like how you used the metallic finish to accent your beautiful image. All three cards are so perfect, especially using the song for your inspiration. :)

  2. I LOVE these!! Those metallic colours are awesome!

  3. I like the last one best - most striking!