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The 12 Projects of Christmas 2021: Project #8

Project #8 started out as one thing and morphed into something else. Whether it turned out as I thought it would or not, I really like the final result...and it was easy! Bringing out a technique blast from the past was my favorite part. When I made the video, I think I may have had part of the story wrong. I was thinking it was a technique we used in stamping years ago, but then it dawned on me that actually I think the technique comes from my years working in a fabric shop. We "embossed" velvet...although I can't remember how, exactly...just that we used an iron.

So when Stampin' Up!® came out with velvet paper, I just decided it was something I had to try using a stamp. You can see some perfect imperfections (more ink some places than others), but those are the little things that make a project special in some ways - at least that's what I'm telling myself. ;)

I embossed the "Merry Christmas to You" right into the Red Velvet Paper. Here's how I did it:

  • Cut the Red Velvet Paper as desired

  • Lay your red rubber stamp rubber side up on your table

  • Ink the stamp with white ink

  • Lay the paper velvet side down on the stamp

  • Put a hot iron to the back of the velvet paper and hold for 5-10 seconds

I originally tried to emboss the paper without the white ink, but it was a lot more difficult to see. Adding the white ink ensured visibility while embossing the paper. And double bonus: the heat from the iron heat set the white pigment ink.


Evening Evergreen cardstock:

-4 1/4" x 11"

Basic White cardstock:

-4" x 5 1/4"

Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper:

-Two pieces 1 7/8" x 1 7/8"

-Two pieces 1 7/8" x 3"

For a full tutorial, watch this:

Here is a complete list of supplies I used for this card, along with links to my online store:

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