Friday, 2 December 2016

Emboss Resist Christmas Card

Hello, its the weekend again and December already! -  the time goes so quickly.  A Christmas card today.




This is a bit smaller than A6 as the main image is small.  I started out with a small piece of leftover gloss card that I had embossed with Versamark ink and clear powder.  The stamp I had used was Cover A Card, Tree Line, and I had not embossed it properly when I did it a while ago.  So, I had cut away the outside pieces that went wrong and popped this in my bits box.  I pulled it out, inked it with Shaded Lilac, Wilted Violet and Chipped Sapphire Distress inks then wiped the excess off the embossing.  I love the more delicate and smooth effect it has on gloss card!  I wasn't sure what to do with it then I remembered my fabulous, unused, Crafts Too Embossing Folder - perfect!  I embossed it through my Big Shot then glued it onto a purple card base I made.  I carefully used a one inch punch to make the squares which I kept in line to give the effect I wanted.  I glued three squares in a line in the central panel of the embossed piece.  I added Cosmic Shimmer Diamond Sprinkles with a Quickie Glue Pen for lots of sparkle.  The original piece that I had was big enough to give me six squares so I have two cards, Yay!

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Less is More - Emboss Resist Technique
Pixies Snippets Playground - use snippets - my stamped images were snippets and the pieces of card I used for the embossing were leftovers too!

Thank you so much for visiting me - its really appreciated!  Have a fabulous weekend.
Take care. Christine xxx






19 comments:

Mrs A. said...

This is a brilliant resist emboss card (or two). I love the colours you have used. They give a lovely effect with the trees. hugs Mrs A.
p.s. That wretched Elf is back!

Esther said...

This is so elegant, Chris! I love the embossed background, and the three emboss resist panels with their dark ink and white heat embossing look fantastic set against it. Super card and beautifully made! Thanks for playing along with us at Less is More :)

Neets B said...

The trees look great inked up and embossed, and what a fab idea to split the panel into three. I like the purple shades against the crisp white embossing.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Redanne said...

Wow, you certainly made fantastic use of those 'bits' from your box, your card looks so beautiful - I really love that embossing folder you used. Great colours, great design! Hugs, Anne xx

PS, I know I owe you an email, I have been up to my eyes making Christmas cards to go abroad - all done now, just need to start on the rest....! xx

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Super crisp and elegant card Chris, love the icy wintery feel you've created with your emboss resist technique and so effective in the split panel. Thanks for playing along with us at Less is More this week. Sarah x

Susan said...

This is such a beautiful design. Love how the three squares really pop. Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

Marina said...

What a peaceful and frosty look - the resist panels are beautiful , so good you rescued them - and look great with the dry embossing.

chrissie said...

Wonderful ideas on this crisp looking card. The embossing is terrific

Love Chrissie xx

Di said...

Great card Chris - and I just love how you split the embossed panel into three. Very elegant!

Hugs

Di xx

Darnell said...

This is the best snippets card EVER, Chris! It's truly perfection!! Hope all is going as smoothly as possible ...! Hugs, Darnell

scrappymo! said...

Brilliant! You have made a stunning card...well. most likely two stunning cards!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Very cool! I like your snippet panels and what a great way to use up a project that went wrong. That embossing folder is awesome to show off your panels. This is a win-win!

Anita in France said...

Shimmery, delicate and so pretty, Chris ... lovely! Hugs, Anita :)

Sharon Fritchman said...

Hi Chris! Your card is absolutely gorgeous! I love your embossing and the beautiful blues you used here. And I want to wish you and yours a very happy holiday season!!!

Anne said...

This is very elegant Chris, beautiful.
Anne x

Jackie said...

This is such a beautiful, wintry card, Chris, or rather two beautiful cards! I love the three square panels with the tree - it's like looking through a window - and the embossed snowflake background.
Sorry I am rather late visiting! Jx

Karen P said...

It is beautiful Chris and a great snippet creation, love the colours too xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Very clever reuse of scraps Chris well done indeedy!!
Blessings upon you as we remember Jesus' birthday and a healthy 2017.
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Angela Radford said...

Just thought I'd have a look round while I was here. This is a gorgeous Christmas card, love it xXx