“Happy Celebrations” and the coordinating Celebrations Duo Textured Impressions Embossing Folders were at the top of my preorder list. First of all, I love big greetings because they tend to fill up cards quickly, making design and production easy. But this is not just a big stamped greeting – it’s more fun!
The embossing folders in this set deboss the words – in this case “celebrate” (the other folder in the duo is “HAPPY”). That means that they press into the surface of the cardstock so that the word is recessed. I pressed the word “celebrate” into a piece of 2″ x 4 1/4″ piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock.
Then I came along with two of the solid circle stamps from the set, and I stamped over the debossed word in Soft Sky and Sweet Sugarplum. This is the fun step – it’s like magic to see the word revealed, kind of like the emboss-resist technique but you don’t have to heat emboss anything. Maybe we should call this deboss-resist?
There are a few other Sneak Peeks on this card – the paper clip and the designer paper (Succulent Garden) will be available with this stamp set combo in the Occasions Catalog (Jan 4 – Mar 31).
The ribbon is a Sale-a-bration item, and it comes in a two-pack of 7 yard spools, one with silver threads and one with gold threads. You will be able to choose this two-pack for free with a $50 order during Sale-a-bration (Jan 4 – Mar 31).
Have a great day!