I got this new stamp from Impression Obsession "CAC Winter Scene" and of course had to use it right away... On the front it's painted and on the inside I used colored pencils.
PS: this card uses the gold contact paper and not Becca's technique...
Then there's that gold border around the circles... Becca Feeken from Amazing Paper Grace blog was using a Minc machine to get great gilded borders around open work die cuts... You can see her post HERE. I knew in the back of my mind my hot laminator could do something similar, so I went about testing it out... Yes it does do the foil technique but definitely not as good as Becca got...
Basically you definitely need a really good black and white laser print. My printer is old, the rollers are grungy and my cartridge is over 3 years old... So I've ordered a new Laser printer hoping to get really good prints. I'm going to try printing something at work and also doing a photo copy to see if those will work better with my laminator. I have a GBC 9" Document Laminator. So I will continue to experiment...
But for my card I used shiny gold contact paper I picked up in one of those dollar stores eons ago (ps it cost more than a dollar...) and the Spellbinders Standard Circles small and large sets. Love the results.
Anyway, you can see all the details and descriptions by clicking on any card image. Enjoy.
I'm using a Quietfire Design quote stamp on the inside.
And it fits for these challenges:
Crafty Ribbons Challenge #130 Xmas, dies & ribbon
Polka Doodle Challenge #43 sparkle/bling/glitter
Simple Create Too #97 Baby it's cold outside
Hiding in My Craft Room #222 any holiday
Stamps Fun Creativity #264 blue & white
Createalicious Challenge #80 for a guy