Bring a touch of tradition to your Christmas cardmaking projects with the Gemini Cut & Emboss Folders. These folders have been designed to create beautiful raised impressions while cutting out specific areas to give you image with true depth and dimension. There are absolutely no scissors or craft knives required!
With this project, you can use the Away in a Manger Cut & Emboss Folder to add the beautiful image of a traditional Nativity scene to the front of your cards, complete with a shining star and stable. Pair it up with stunning shades of blue and silver glitter to create the ‘all is calm, all is bright’ look that you want.
You will need:
- Away in a Manger Cut & Emboss Folder
- 2 x Watercolour Card cut to 13cm x 18.5cm
- Top fold card base cut to 19cm x 13cm
- Spectrum Noir Harmony Water Reactive Inkpad in Ocean Blue
- Spectrum Noir Midas Metallic Pigment Inkpad in Silver
- Spectrum Noir Aqua Marker in Marine
- Silver gel pen
- Ink blender
- Foam pads
- 12.5cm x 18cm of navy blue paper (from Decorative Christmas Matt Cardstock)
- Silver glitter
- Red Liner Tape
- Collall 3D Glue Gel
- Collall All Purpose Glue
Use one sheet of Watercolour Card to ink blend an ombre effect, starting with dark at the top and lightening toward the bottom of the card. Use the Away in a Manger Cut & Emboss Folder to emboss the card, then trim to 12cm x 17.5cm.
Tape the second piece of Watercolour Card to a board, then use the Marine Aqua Marker to create an ombre wash, paying closer attention to darkening the top of the area that will be behind the nativity scene. You can add a little glycerin to the ink from the Aqua Marker and use an ink blender to get the darkness you want, if needed.
Emboss a separate piece of scrap card with the star from the Cut & Emboss Folder. Use the Silver Midas Inkpad to apply a layer of ink to the star and attach to the embossed panel using 3D foam pads.
Use a silver gel pen to highlight the raised embossed areas and around the trees and figures.
Use scrap card with red liner tape on the top and attach behind the die-cut stars. Apply glitter and burnish.
Apply 3D Glue Gel to the rear of the embossed panel to attach to the blended background, slightly bowing in the centre.
Attach this panel to the top fold card and add stars on the background using a gel pen.
Make sure you show us your completed cards on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #crafterscompanion. You could even have a go at making your card completely unique by changing out the colours or by experimenting with other Cut & Emboss Folders!