Sunday, April 10, 2016

Dry or Heat? Embossing That Is!

ETA:  I have spent 4 hours trying to edit and publish this post... it is now gone 2 am and I have no energy to spend trying to get it to publish all the pics and links ... Blogger doesn't want to play!I will return later in the morning to edit it.... must sleep now! Donna
Time for a new challenge at Di's Digi Challenge... and the theme, as the Post Title implies is "Embossing".  You can either crack out your embossing folders and go for Dry embossing or fire up the heat gun and grab your embossing powders.  I've done both, but either or is fine... I'm just an over-achiever, lol.
I've gone for a Christmas card, partly because I KNOW you can never have too many Christmas cards, and it IS only just around the corner - it's ALWAYS just around the corner - and partly because I just LOVED this image, one of Di's newer ones called Santa's Buddy and available here.  I've coloured with Copics, adding some Prismacolor details.
The heat embossing on the image is using Ranger's Clear Detail powder on the belt and Rudolph's nose, Glittery gold on the belt buckle and Ranger's Bridal Tinsel on the hat trim.
Of course the "main" embossing is found on the goild foil card I've used in place of patterned paper.  I used an Embossalicious Die'sire embossing folder "Let It Snow"... I can't tell you how pleased I was with the effect - it really does look great in real life.  
I embossed only half of the bottom panel, making it easier to attach the jotting panel (much easier to glue to flat card than embossed card, for sure!)  The black matting is from my stash, actually from a new pack I bought from Riot Art and Craft that comes with black, white and chipboard... really cheap!
The white card is from my ENORMOUS stash of "bits' left over from cutting my card bases out... it was exactly the right size, provided I used the right Lifestyle Crafts nested circle die of course, lol.
The green card for the holly leaves is also from my stash; I wish I could remember where I got it as it looks FABULOUS in real life, I cut the holly sprigs using a Cottage Cutz Winterland Holly die.  The red pearls are from my stash: they're self adhesive, but when I shaped the leaves (the die cuts little slits making this easy and desirable, they look so much better not being flat!) the "berries" kept pinging off... so I used clear craft glue and stuck them down good and proper, lol.
I think the sentiment is Kaisercraft, but don't hold me to it... and that's it!  Easy peasy and really quite effective.
I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:  

G is for Green or Gold
Anything (Christmas) Goes
Something Shiny
Furry Friends
People and their Pets
Anything Goes (Always)
Anything Goes
Anything Goes
Anything Goes
Anything Goes
Anything Goes
Anything Goes
I hope you get a chance to check out the blog, and a chance to enter the challenge too; great prize on offer as always, with extra opportunities to win if you use one of Di's Digis or a Candibean rubber stamp, if rubber is your thing.... I've decided this evening that rubber really ISN'T my thing; I spent two hours trying to stamp two images from a set I got in the mail yesterday.... between not getting a crisp image and smudging ink onto where it wasn't needed I had twelve failed attempts.  It just confirms to me that I AM, as suspected a digi kinda gal, lol
Until next time, Happy Crafting, Donna


JanR said...

Fab card! I'm loving all the gold. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

Furrbster said...

Wow this is stunning!!

Hugz Tinz

Rainey's Craft Room said...

This is such a gorgeous easel card and your Santa image is so cute. Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas challenge this week.
Lorraine DT

Patricia Alvarez said...

Gorgeous card! I love your design. Beautiful coloring. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion. Hope to see you again on the next challenge! Good luck!!! Patricia

Lorraine said...

Love it! Fab image, beautifully coloured and a brilliant design
Lorraine x

Sarah said...

What an absolutely gorgeous card! I love all the glimmer and shine! Beautiful job! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown this week!

Deb Bradley said...

Love this Debbs x

MagsB said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Donna! I love all the festive gold! Thanks for joining in at My Time to Craft!

love Mags B x

Anonymous said...

Cute card and beautifully coloured too! Thanks for joining in with our challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge,
hugs Samantha :0)

Carissa said...

Wonderful take on our Green or Gold challenge.
Thanks for playing along at the ABC Christmas Challenge.

Alicia Borowski said...

Fab Jolly old fellow. Thanks for joining us for our 'Anything Goes' challenge #55.
Alicia (Art by Miran DT)
MaxiBelle Studio

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

What a wonderful creation. Love it. Thanks for playing along with us at Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends. Sorry I'm late visiting, but better late than never, right!!
Lynn aka Lynnpenguin, LPoCF DT

crafty-stamper said...

Great circle easel card,cute image and love the holly---Thank you for joining us at Simply Papercrafts
Carol DT x

Helen said...

A great card - thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.

Helen x