Criss Crossed and Embossed

Criss Crossed and Embossed

It's Man Made Monday and Donny has an elegant Christmas card featuring gold embossing powder and Scor-Tape!

Stamps Used

Supplies Used

Additional Supplies

  • Cardstock – Red
  • Cardstock – Gold
  • Cardstock – White
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Anti-Static Bag or Dryer Sheet
  • Ribbon – Red
  • Die – Spellbinders A2 Matting B Set (second largest – 4-5/8″ x 3-3/8″)
  • Die – Spellbinders Labels
  • Donny’s Template –


The first thing that we will do is prepare our paper. We need an A2 base
in red cardstock. So, to make the base cut an 8-1/2″ x 11″ piece of cardstock in the middle at the 5-1/2″ mark on the long side. Then take one of those pieces and place on a paper scoring board and score in the middle on the long edge at 4-1/4″. Now, you have a base!

For the other cuts you’ll need:

  • Cardstock – Gold (3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″)
  • Cardstock – White (5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ and scrap for die cut)

Using the printable template (below) mark the five lines on either of the short sides of the cardstock panel. Using a ruler, start at the bottom left corner and draw a line to the first mark on the right. Repeat all the way up the card to create 5 diagonal lines.  

Create a template that is 4-5/8″ x 3-3/8″ either by cutting it out or by using the A2 B die set. Lay this template in the center of the cardstock with lines and trace around it.

Within the boundaries of that center rectangle, stamp the Tint Poinsettia in love letter ink and again in angel pink ink. Stamp the Tiny Holly Leaf in bamboo leaves ink, rotating the stem toward the red flowers. Stamp around the border as well. Stamp again in new sprout ink, rotating the stems toward the pink flowers.

With purple tape, mask off every other section. To do that, place purple tape on the bottom line, just under the pencil line, then above the next line, and below the next line, then above the next line, and finally finally below the top line.

With a make-up brush (Dollar Tree) brush on love letter ink in all the spaces that are not masked. Now, remove the masks and put them back on, but this time so they cover all the red brushed on ink.

Place the 1/8″ Scor-Tape adhere along the diagonal lines, just covering the pencil line. Wipe with an anti static bag. Remove the tape backing and apply embossing powder to the tape. Dust off any stray powder and melt with a heat tool.

Trim the card along the lines of the rectangle. From a piece of scrap white cardstock die cut a label. Brush with love letter ink. Mount and ink up the sentiment in love letter ink. Stamp the sentiment toward the top of the label. Stamp the Tiny Poinsettia three times in love letter ink and the Tiny Holly Leaf in bamboo leaves ink. Add some sparkle to the center of the flowers with the Gelly Roll Stardust pens.

Glue the stamped panel to the gold cardstock. Place the ribbon on the front, toward the bottom and wrap around and tape at the back. Glue to the card base. Add foam tape to the back of the sentiment and adhere to the left side of the ribbon, about 1/4″ over.

For the envelope, using a stylus trace along the flap. Open the flap and stamp the Tiny Holly Leaf in new sprout ink along that embossed line. Stamp the leaf again in bamboo leaves ink. Stamp the Tiny Poinsettia in love letter in the corner of the flap and again in angel pink ink. Color in the center of the flower with the Stardust pen.

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