This week's 52CCT challenge is to use heat or dry embossing on your project http://52cct.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/embellishment-challenge-5.html
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 :(