Monday, November 14, 2011

Christmas All Around This One World

Hi! I am Laury Vaden. I design under the name Just Laury at I am such a nervous Nelly. I have agonized over what I should do for my first post. So much so that I created not 1 card but 6.... But an interesting technique came out of it all which I describe on my blog. The other cards are also posted there.

My goal for this post was to use materials that are easily available at a local craft store: Cuttlebug Embossing folder, Martha Stewart clear stamp collection, Distress Inks, Momento Ink, Liner pen, Nesties, Markers, and white gel pen. The only supply that is a little different is Gilders Paste (Inca Gold) that was used to ink the edges and some of the raised sections of the embossing folder. Also I used some thick gold thread to tie up the card front. 

My daughter's favorite was the above card. This one also uses the same stamping technique as the first card. I also used one of my new stencil designs. A pallet knife was used to spread Golden's Molding Paste in the stencil. The raised area was then gilded using Inca Gold Gilder's Paste. The molding paste looks a lot like embossing but can be used with any stencil.

So which card do you like best? Just curious.

I sure hope you have been inspired today and all week long! Be sure to stop in tomorrow to see what exciting inspirations Shelley Bordeleau has for you.

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  1. Thanks Laury you did a fine job! I love the top one it's so vintage looking and the sentiment is fantastic.

  2. They are both beautiful! A great first post. Looking forward to seeing more of your lovely designs.

  3. Love the layout of the first one, but love the work you did on the pine branches on the second one better :) They are both great!!

  4. Just love your technique for the greenery and your blog post of the technique! Great cards! I know I would have had trouble choosing which one to feature too!

  5. thanks everyone! Next time I will be a little calmer :) And next time I will have my new cutting machine! It is 25 miles away..... Tomorrow!