Monday, October 9, 2017

Christmas Embossing for Jingle Belles

This week over at the Jingle Belles blog the challenge is to use some sort of embossing on your Christmas card. It can be heat or dry embossing, or even textured or embossed papers. I decided to do some dry embossing for mine.

I received an order for some Christmas cards and the gal told me to make whatever I wanted. I had colored this wreath from Power Poppy as part of the Daily Marker 30 Day challenge in Sept and so it was the perfect image to use. However, I got stuck on a layout for the card and my brain just shut down, I could not figure out how I wanted to position the circle. I was actually at work when the idea popped into my head to do an embossed panel in the background with a patterned paper strip across the middle. All I had to do was go through my paper stash when I got home to see what paper went nicely with this wreath and the blues I used.

I found this paper from Doodlebug Designs in my stash and I really liked the design of the paper against the wreath, and the blue hues were perfect. After embossing my white background I put a strip of the patterned paper across it and then popped up the circle across it with dimensionals. 

I really like how it came out! I made 2 for my customer and I'm going up make up some more for my stash!

Stamps: Wreath: Succulents and Baubles (Power Poppy)
Paper: Brocade Blue (SU retired), Neenah Solar White, Doodlebug Winter Ribbon Stripe
Ink: Printer Ink
Copics: B91, B95, B99
YG61, YG63, YG67
Accessories: Cuttlebug, MFT Stitched Inside and Out Circles, SU TIEF Snow Burst (retired), Dimensionals


  1. The paper does work perfectly with your coloring ... and I really love the embossed texture ... so glad you *embossed* around the Christmas Tree with the Jingle Belles.

  2. ohhhhh how i love everything about this! so incredibly clever and elegant, and i love that it pretty much came to you while doing something else and all you had to do was assemble the supplies, lol! so pleased you could join the 'embossible dream" with us at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

  3. Love the color combo on this one Lisa -- and all that texture behind the beautifully colored image creates just the right kind of pop! Beautiful!


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