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LSG Christmas Cards - One Technique Three Cards

Today I'm sharing a little Lindy's Stamp Gang love and showing off one of the new products Purely White Embossing Powder.  I'm also hoping to inspire you with 3 different cards all using the same basic technique.  I don't know about you, but Christmas cards always cause me a little bit of panic: how will I get them all done, how can I keep the costs down, what can I make that is a bit different? Well, using this technique, you can make unique cards that are fun and all without too much stress - plus make them as funky or elegant as you like! 

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What I Did:

Beginning with the basic technique.....

Grab your favourite Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst colour combinations, today mine are:
California Poppy GoldHottie Patottie Hot Pink
Azure Sea AstersSilent Night Silver  &
Tiffany Lou Blue & Tea Pot Purple

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Locate suitable thick card or mat board - I used Art Squares.

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Spray one colour randomly onto the mat board, this is California Poppy Gold.

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Add a second colour, so that none of the white is showing through, I used Hottie Patottie Hot Pink
then leave to dry completely, this may take a few hours.

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When creating multiple cards, try to vary your colours and how you apply them.  

Eg: Colour some using the dabber top. 

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Try 'flicking' the colour onto others.

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Once completely dry, add patterns using stamps & dye ink.

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For variety also use opaque inks.

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Now for the final layer.  

Stamp images over your background using a clear sticky ink
(I used Versamark Watermark ink).

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Cover with Lindy's Embossing Powder in Purely White - word of warning this stuff is fabulous, you may want to buy more than one jar!  It's crisp, opaque and produces beautiful fine detailed images.

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Set the powder using a heat tool or embossing gun.

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Your finished piece may look a little something like this.

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Now - so all your cards don't look too much alike,  I'm showing you an extra idea that you can use to create a coordinating background!  It's low stress and even uses some of the same steps as the mat board panel!

 

First cut your card front to size then using clear sticky ink stamp images onto 2 corners - I chose corners opposite each other.

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Cover with Embossing Powder - Purely White and tap off any excess.

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Make sure you remove any 'stray' bits of powder - you want beautiful crisp images like this, then heat set powder with an embossing gun.

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Using a water based ink like Distress Ink (not archival, waterproof or india ink pads) apply the ink using an ink blending tool.  I swirled the colour over the embossed images in little circular motions.  

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You will find that the embossing powder acts as a resist and you will get a beautifully coloured background and a stunning white image.

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These won't need much to finish them off, just decide whether you want fun and funky or elegant and sophisticated cards!

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I've gone with fun and funky for this first card.  

I've rounded the edges, stamped 'Joy' in the same colour ink I used on the mat board panel
and then flicked some of the Hottie Patottie Hot Pink over the background.

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I've kept my second card a bit more subtle and elegant, using silver embellishments to highlight the shimmer colour in the central panel.

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For my final card, I've used the resist background and made this a little more fancy, though still simple to make.

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That's all from me today, I hope you've learned something new or have been inspired to try a technique that you haven't used for a while :) 

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