Coaster Board Joy

joycard02Last night I met with my Stampin’ Up! group where fellow stamper, Deb Cozzone, showed us how to create this beauty. There’s actually no rubber stamping involved with this card.  The real charm here is in the cardstock and our beautiful Framelits.

Coaster Board (found on page 192 of our Annual Catalog) is an interesting product.  It’s heavier than our other cardstock so it can withstand multiple passes through the Big Shot without tearing.  The weight also allows a higher raised surface when embossed, as shown in this card, which I find very impressive.  You can stamp on Coaster Board, paint it with ink and Aquapainters or brayer ink onto it.  But I think it’s beautiful void of color, don’t you?

Equally impressive is the Brushed Silver Cardstock used for “Joy” and the ribbon of the wreath.  It has a beautiful sheen which I hope is evident in this photograph.


When diecutting intricate images such as “Joy” in the Wonderful Wreath Framelits Die, add a layer of wax paper when passing it through the Big Shot.  This makes it easier to release the cut image from the framelit.  So on your platform layer as follows: first cutting pad, cardstock, wax paper, framelit, and then second cutting pad.

When embossing with the Coaster Board, roll it through the Big Shot twice to make sure the image is sufficiently pressed through the thick material.

To Make this Card:

1) Cut the wreath out of the Coaster Board with the Wonderful Wreath Framelit Die;
2) Cut the bow, wreath hanger and “Joy” with the Wonderful Wreath Framelit Die out of the Brushed Silver Cardstock.  Remember to use wax paper when cutting out “Joy” to make it easier to remove it from the framelit;
3) Run the wreath through the Big Shot with the Decorative Dots embossing folder.  Remember to pass it through the Big Shot twice as mentioned above.
4) Assemble the card with Smokey Slate as the base and then All is Calm DSP on top.
5) The wreath, bow and Joy can be adhered using Tombow glue or Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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