I have had this embossing folder forever and never used it. Much to my surprise, I found a matching die for it in my stash as well. They weren’t purchased together, so I have no idea how that lucky coincidence happened.
I wanted to go simple for this card and try some new techniques demonstrated by Jennifer McGuire. I started by ink blending my Strathmore Bristol cardstock in a few shades of blue distress oxide inks and while the ink was still wet I covered the entire panel with blue pigment powder from Finnabair. Then I ran that panel through the embossing folder to really highlight the church.
I did a bit of silver splatter on top and mounted the entire card front on a lovely piece of glitter cardstock to make it pop.
I struggled a bit picking a a sentiment for this card, but in the end I thought the Simon Says Stamp Stained Glass Christmas stamp set might be a good match for a church scene. I stamped and embossed both parts of the sentiment using Recollections Sapphire Pearl embossing powder and cut them out with the coordinating dies.
Cardstock – Strathmore Bristol, Recollections and Recollections Glitter Cardstock
Embossing Folder – Crafts Too Winter Village Church
Ink – Distress Oxide and Versamark
Stamps and Dies – Simon Says Stamp Stained Glass Christmas
Embossing Powder – Recollections Sapphire Pearl
Silver Acrylic Paint
Shimmer Pigment Powder – Finnabair