Saturday 21 February 2015

Snowy scene with pearl border

It's Saturday again and this morning I have the usual Christmas card to share with you, made for 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown. Our hostess for February, Patricia, has chosen the challenge which is a stash challenge

Don't you just love this one?

I often use white/ cream pearls on Christmas cards as mistletoe berries, I think they're perfect for that. Liquid Pearls are great for those too. You can colour pearls with markers so that you can match the
colour to your project! Sequins I'm not so hot on, don't even own any, but it's a choice so I hope to see some great cards with sequins on which will encourage me to give them a try.
So whilst I knew I wanted to use pearls, I had to come up with something different this time.

I added the gold sticker sentiment to pick up the colour scheme a little and also because I always find adding a stamped sentiment to an embossed background tricky, unless you stamp before embossing. I did try silver first but the gold one just made it pop better- you know what I mean! As there is no red or green in my card I can enter it in the challenge at Completly Christmas, where anything goes this week

This is a double embossing card, Dry and heat embossing.  I used the pearls as a border. The image was stamped in Versamark and then I used white embossing powder on a dark cardstock. I have found that if you use white ink on very dark card it tends to pick up the pigment and so does not stay white when dry. 

The dry embossing was done using a Sheena Douglas embossing folder. Nothing clever here, just straight forward white cardstock and you will notice that I have used the debossed side. 


  1. A lovely card Louise, simple, yet elegant. The debossed background is just gorgeous. Hugs, Gill xx

  2. your embossed background looks amazing

  3. Louise - i think the holly embossed background is just lovely and the oval framed with the pearls is just gorgeous. Very elegant card!

  4. Wow! Such a beautiful card, Louise X

  5. oh la la Louise, quelle merveille, c'est élégant et paisible, biz

  6. Gorgeous! Love that embossed background
    Julie t

  7. The pearls make a very elegant border for the snowy scene! Nicely done!
    One small thing I'd like to clarify: Jacqueline chose the 52CCT challenges for February. I'm just acting as hostess and posting the challenges while she's on her leave of absence.

  8. Beautiful and elegant. Thank you so much for entering our Completely Christmas challenge with your lovely crafting - we hope we'll see you again soon, Hazel, DT - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for February - I'd love to see it there too. x

  9. This is extremely elegant and gorgeous Louise!! LOVE it.

  10. woooowww elegant and I love the texture you made
    sooo adorable Louise
    love the CAS card you made here

  11. Very elegant! Love that embossed scene!


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Louise xx