Christmas Challenge - Dry Embossing

I finally took the time to make my Christmas card this week.  Whew!  I don't know where this week went, but I am lovin' that it is Friday.  Sparkles' Christmas card challenge this week is dry embossing.  I had fun with this one.  I wanted to use the Swiss Dots embossing folder by Cuttlebug.  Then I saw my snowflake stamp set by SU, and the card evolved from these two products.  I don't create monochromatic cards that often, but always love them when I do.

The background paper with the white snowflakes I made with a piece of white daisy cardstock.  This is what I did:

  • Stamped my snowflakes with Versamark
  • Embossed them with white embossing powder
  • Brayered Blue Breeze Spectrum ink over entire cardstock
  • Wiped off embossed snowflakes with tissue
  • Sponged edge of cardstock with outdoor denim ink
  • Ran cardstock through my Big Shot with the embossing folder.

I was inspired to create a winter theme card by neighbor's snowman and the trees this morning were gorgeous.  When I got home from the gym (at 6 a.m.), I ran outside with my camera and snapped some pictures of the beautiful winter wonderland.  Check these out!

Our neighbor's tree

The frost looks like needles.

Other neighbor's snowman.  Check out the frost on his nose and arms.

Materials used: 
Stamps: Bundled Up, Snowflakes & So Many Scallops (SU)
Paper: moonstruck cs, white daisy cs, breeze cs, outdoor denim cs
Ink: outdoor denim, heavenly blue, dutch blue, Blue Breeze 
Accessories: white organdy ribbon, blue polka dot (American Crafts), pop dots (SU), Swiss Dots embossing folder, white embossing powder, light blue embossing powder (unknown), white pearl, 1 1/4" circle punch, scallop circle punch (SU), white opal liquid pearls
Techniques: dry embossing, brayer

Happy Stamping!

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Beth said...
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Jeanne said...

Whoa Nelly! This is gorgeous! Love all the details. And those photos! WOW. I'm equally impressed that you came home from the gym at 6am! YOU my dear, are an inspiration!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Just LOVE those pictures, Kim! And your Christmas card is gorgeous! Love the shades of blue! It gives me a quiet feeling looking at it... like just the snowman and the snow falling in the middle of the night!