Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Embossed Christmas

This week's 52CCT challenge is to use heat or dry embossing on your project

I decided to go all Scandinavian with trees as my theme and a red and natural kraft colour theme.

This really was one of the quickest and most simple Christmas cards I've ever made, but I really like the effect so may well make a set of them.  I used a hero arts stamp and emboss set to create the bottom panel (stamped first in rhubarb stalks momento ink).  I used my grand calibur so I could run the car through open and get the embossing just where I wanted it.  The strip with the merry Christmas on it is a gorgeous washi tape I got on ebay from Singapore.  The finishing touch is a painted wooden Christmas tree I got in the John Lewis January sales which just adds a little "pop".

It's very humid here tonight but the rain we should have had about 5 hours ago has finally arrived so hopefully we'll start to cool off a little - let's get the rain over and done with before the extended Jubilee bank holiday weekend - although the chances of breaking the bank holiday rain tradition look pretty slim :(


  1. Sheer perfection Tara! I love the effect of the embossed stamped images. Vicky x

  2. Gorgeous Tara, love the embossed stamps.
    Lynne xxx

  3. Love it...that embossing is great


  4. Absolutely fabulous, Tara! Love the Kraft with the red!!! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

  5. Lovely card Tara - I love kraft card and red. Thanks for playing along this week at 52CCT. - Jacqueline xx

  6. Brilliant, love the layout, colours and the pop of the wooden tree! M x


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