Friday, 8 August 2014

Christmas in July - a little late

Hello Peeps,

I finally fulfilled my commitment for the July Christmas club at the "Lady Anne's Friends" group at Paper Digital Art and Images by Kim.

The technique I used is called, "Embossing x2". After watching Gina's video at Stamp TV, I dove right in to try the technique.

If you are a regular follower you know I love to use my paper scraps. My 'frame' was made by layering two die cut negatives - a circle and a larger scalloped circle. The circle negative was white cardstock; the scalloped circle was fuchsia. I used my SU poinsettia embossing folder with VersaMark ink and then heat-embossed with SU Cherry Cobbler embossing powder. I stamped "Noel" on burgundy cardstock with VersaMark and heat-embossed with gold. I centered my embossed frame over the bobble and adhered, drawing a hanging loop at the top.
I added photo corners to the embossed piece and traced around it with a gold pen.
A white gel pen accents the letters and black marker around the bobble.
This sentiment is another paper scrap, accented with paper flowers.
The inside employs two more paper scraps.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you are enjoying your August so far.

Blessing hugs,

Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything Goes
Eclectic Paperie - Embossing
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday - Anything Goes
Southern Girls Challenge - Christmas
Sweet Stampin' Christmas - Kraft (card base is kraft)
Little Red Wagon - Embossing
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
Wonderful Wednesday - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Simon Wednesday Challenge - Make it Sparkle


Anne Milnes Howard said...

Teresa, thank you for sharing how you made up this card and I love how you always use up all your scraps. It is such a pretty card...

Love ~ Lady Anne xxx
"Anne's Paper Dream's Blog"

Wies said...

Beautiful Christmas card Teresa. Love the embossed poinsettia background in two colours.
Gretings, Wies

JanR said...

Great card! Nice to see traditional Christmas colours. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

NanaConnie said...

Absolutely stunning, Teresa! Love the embossing and the sparkle. Wonderful color choices for Christmas. :-D

Penny said...

Beautifully designed, Teresa! Love the fabulous embossing on this! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Karen Oliver said...

Very lovely use if your scraps and great embossing. Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls.

Melanie Smith said...

Lovely card, I love the embossing! Thank you for participating over at Through The Craft Room Door. Hope to see you again really soon. Melanie, DT

Caz s said...

This is lovely...Thank you for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty, and good luck..

Caz xx PPC DT

Karon said...

So pretty - love the embossing and papers! TFS

Michelle said...

A beautiful card – lovely colours and layout – thank you for joining us at Penny’s Paper-Crafty this week – Michelle x

Tracey T said...

Love the way you've used your snippets to make this lovely card. Thank you for playing at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'! Tracey x

Sue Lelli said...

Teresa, LOVE your embossing on this Pretty card! The wreath with the ornament is so festive! THX for playing with us in our ePlay embossing challenge at eclectic Paperie!

mixamatoasties said...

Great card.

Thanks for sharing at CASS.


Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Teresa, the sparkle looks so pretty.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Jo Ann said...

This is such a beautiful Christmas card. Love the lay-out and design. Thanks for blessing us with your wonderful entree at our Challenge at Word Art Wednesday...Please join us again in our new Challenge starting today. Want to share this verse with you from Psalm 147:11. "The LORD delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love." God bless!


Micki said...

lo, no no no - not late. As far as I'm concerned any Christmas cards completed before Christmas are early :-).

Wonderful card, love your many layers and the embossed flower add such wonderful texture. Thanks so much for playing along with us in our August ePlay Embossing Challenge.

Angela Hoynes said...

I love the effect of the white gel pen. Something else for my shopping list xx

haththi said...

Adorable design - thanks for joining us this time at 4 krafty girlz

Andiepants said...

I just adore the circle effect on your embossing. Gorgeous Christmas cards. Thanks for playing along at eP. {{hugs}}