Hello everyone! I have something to share with you today as a DT member for Christmas Card Challenge #33. I always try to challenge myself to come up with something just a little different than the norm with each challenge. With this challenge I decided to go with the dry embossing technique and thought it might be fun to emboss the same folder three times using different coloured papers, cut out parts, and pop it up over the exact same spot on the background embossed surface.
I used the Sellbinder's M-Bossabilities "Holiday Magic" folder and cut out the ornaments within it's design in the red, green and white. I next used a gold metallic ink pad to gently rub over the embossed surface. It looked great with the exception that it looked more green on the white than gold, and on all three ornaments some parts refused to be covered in ink! So, starting with the green I took my Gold Stickles to cover up the raised surfaces.
Guess what? I ran out. I could have sworn that I had another bottle of gold, but found I did not. So I had to resort to using my Gold Liquid Pearl. I did find that having inked it in gold first actually helped me to put the Stickles and Liquid Pearls exactly where it needed to be. It acted as a great guide. All in all, this 5 x 7 card turned out.
Here are a couple of side views.
Be sure to check out the other DT members blogs to see what creations they came up for in your Challenge #33 inspirations.
Alanna - DT coordinator
Sabrina - That's me!
And remember, you don't have to use embossing to enter the challenge, just as long as you make a Christmas card. Have fun!