Saturday, 25 January 2014

Double Embossed Christmas Ornaments

 Hello! It's Saturday morning and that means that I'm back with this week's challenge from 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown. I loved the idea of this one as soon as I saw it, as embossing is one of my favourite techniques, I wish  had more embossing folders (but then we always want more, don't we!) and heat embossing is a kind of magical, mystical alchemy to me, I love the way the powder becomes shiny and the colour changes... yes, simple things, simple minds... I know
 I thought that I hadn't made a card with ornaments for a while and so I reached for Merry and Bright and the trio of ornaments. I used Versamark and three colours of embossing powder, red, green and silver, to get the effect of shimmering baubles, reflecting the light. You do have to throw away the unused powders as they get mixed up, but if you use them sparingly it's not too wasteful


I used the dry embossing on my background which is matt silver. The sentiment is from Open Sleigh and three little bows and some black card stock complete the card.
Looking forward to visiting all your blogs to see your double embossing projects, don't forget to hop on over to the blog and have a look at the creations from my DT buddies, as usual they're awesome!I'm also going to enter Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra for January.

6 comments:

  1. Fabulous that clean crisp embossed background, Louise. The matt silver is so elegant and set off the baubles beautifully. Great card!
    xxx Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

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  2. Gorgeous, just gorgeous! Love the different colors of embossing. I haven't done that for a while but you've inspired me to do it again. Can NEVER have enough texture embossing folders in my opinion. Hugs D

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  3. Louise, I LOVE the way you heat embossed with different colors--it looks AMAZING!!! And the silver is so elegant! HUGS and have a great rest of the weekend! :) Mynn xx

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  4. This is stunning Louise - great technique and great embossing too - Jacqueline xx

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  5. Thanks for entering this lovely card for my CHNC challenge extra for January - hope to see you again soon x

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  6. Very elegant! The heat embossing with the various colors is terrific!

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Louise xx