Monday, January 10, 2011

Christmas Card Embossed with a Holly Leaf

I have watched all of the wonderful cards created for some of the challenge blog sites and have been wanting to submit some items.  In fact, the reason I initially created this blog was so I would have a place to post my cards for the different challenges.  That was 6 months ago and while I've created a number of things, I haven't done a challenge since last July/August.  I'm hoping that will change. 

Without further ado, here is my Christmas card for today.

I wanted to try a new technique.  I embossed a piece of white cardstock using the Tim Holtz Sizzix embossing folder, Merry Christmas.  The embossed cardstock is 4 inches by 5.25 inches.  I covered my brayer with green ink, then rolled it over the embossing folder.  I must tell you, I was a bit nervous as I did this to one of my brand new embossing folders but it came off with just a baby wipe.  My embossing folder looks just fine.  I would have liked to have the ink a little darker and I'm not certain why the center section never quite inked the paper but I still like the effect.  Then, I added a bit of holly (I used the cricut cut from Joy of the Season) and I put all of it on a card topper of red with gold glitter florishes.  The card base is white card stock.  The red paper comes from Little Yellow Bicycle. 

Here is a close-up of the holly and the embossing.

I hope you like this and that it will inspire you to try something new, whether that is doing a challenge or a new technique.

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3 comments:

Max said...

Hi and welcome to Bah! Humbug! Challenges. Your holly card is super especially the effect you've created by inking your embossing folder. I've never been brave enough to try this technique myself. Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug! and good luck in the prize draw.

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Rita said...

Oh Wow, What a fabulous card. Hope to see many more. Hugs Rita xxx

Ann said...

Love the effect you have achieved with your embossing folder - am thinking about giving that a try too. It's very effective. I've been using that holly from that cartridge a lot lately too - it's a fabulous shape.
Thank you so much for sharing your work with us at Bah! Humbug! and good luck in the draw.
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