Tuesday, May 15, 2012

JB12:10a - Embossing Around the Christmas Tree

When I was trying to pick out a stamp to use this week for this challenge I was happy to find this one in my stash not having used it before.  It just had to be a bluebird.  Right?  I intended to post this last night as it was raining and I was finished with it early enough, however, if you've read my previous post, you'll know that I was a bit distressed and thought I'd better leave it for today.  

So as the title implies, we were to use some form of embossing on our cards for this challenge.  Whether it be dry or heat embossing - didn't matter, just as long as something, some part, was embossed.

The white panel is embossed and I used a circle punch to make an opening so I could fit the stamped image inside of it while using the card base as a frame for it.  The sentiment was stamped on a scrap of vellum and is glued onto the embossed panel just under the snowflakes.  IRL you can see the embossing through the vellum still giving some texture to it.

The image was stamped onto watercolor paper and I used my aquapainter and inks to color it.  You really can't see that the snowbank was painted with glimmer pearl and I took a glitter gel pen to give some sparkle to the ice.  Last step was to add the snowflakes and half pearls.  

Okay, gonna see if I can get another card done for this challenge using a different embossing technique.  But, should you want to see what the lovely Jingle Belles have done so far, click here.  


  1. Thanks for visiting me Lorraine. I love your cute robin and the sentiment is so sweet. You've certainly hit all the right buttons for embossing around the christmas tree! Zx

  2. Lorraine, You always leave the nicest comments on my blog. Thank you for that. I so love to look at all the cards you make. They are all so elegant. The bluebird feed was so interesting - I so wish I could see one myself. It seems that life keeps you very busy, and that's a Good Thing. Have a wonderful week ahead. Elizabeth

  3. What a fun image and so perfect against the snowflake embossing! The snowflakes add just the right touch.

  4. oh how ♥AWESOME♥ that you have a holiday bluebird stamp!!! and you've colored it and set it off to perfection, here, those teeeeeeeeeeeeeny navy mats are FAB!!! what a gorgeous card, i hope it will portend well for ALL BLUEBIRDS!!!!! ♥♥♥

  5. I love that your bluebird is alive and well on this card :) And how precious to see snowflakes in the Spring :) This card made me smile :)

  6. What as sweet little bluebird ... and I love the unexpected snowflakes in blue ... another awesome embossed design.


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