Ok I have to get this one in because it's totally different from any of the other Christmas cards that I made this year. I actually CASEd it from the uber-talented Lisa Brown whose projects I love, and while I didn't have the materials that she used, I don't like to create direct copies anyways. Here is my version:
And you can see her original here: http://www.inkandinspirations.com/2011/12/stampin-up-card-idea-glimmer-paper.html
I've used Night of Navy CS embossed with the Vintage Wallpaper folder for the card base and layered on a piece of Marina Mist Patterns DSP that has been punched along one side with my retired Spiral Border Punch which is currently available on the Clearance Rack. I layered another piece Beau Chateau DSP, this one ripped along the edge. Next I stamped a scrap of Very Vanilla CS with my En Francais Background Stamp in Night of Navy. I cut the V at the end and then crumpled it up, uncrumpled it and adhered it down with Sticky Strip.
I cut out the shiny scallop with my Scallop #2 Die and Silver Glimmer Paper which is being carried over from the Holiday Mini through to the next catalogue, so if you missed out, you can still order it! I made my rosette with a 12"x1.5" strip of the Marina Mist Patterns DSP and my "scoreboard" as I like to call it... it's just the hockey fan in me, but actually it's called a Simply Scored tool. I stuck the rosette down to the Glimmer Paper with plenty of Sticky Strip before adding the Vanilla button tied with a small piece of Baker's Twine just to add detail.
The banner is cut with my Petal Cone Die and stamped with one of my Many Merry Messages stamps. Here's where I tried something new: I wiped my Versa Mark pad up and down, all along the edges of the banner before sprinkling on Silver Embossing Powder and heating, to give a cool metallic but worn appearance to the edges. I did the same on the Vanilla paper on the inside. It's a really beautiful effect and I'll definitely have to try it again :)
Ok, that's it for actual Christmas themed stuff, on to the new Occasions Mini!