I was never very keen on embossing, back in the days when you needed to use a light box and stylus, but since I had my cuttlebug there's no stopping me. So when I found this week's Bah! Humbug! challenge was embossing, it was just a matter of choosing which design to use. I did intend to use some hot embossing as well, but the design sort of took over on its own, and I found I didn't need it. I decided to emboss using a Scrap-magic template. I loved these when I first saw them, but I don't think it has ever been used! And here is the card I made.
I printed out three papers from the Artylicious Season's Greetings CD. One was almost plain though it is a feint misting of the pinks and blues in the second paper, and I printed this onto pearlescent card and used it to emboss the tree template. Then I made a mat from the third paper and used off-cuts of this to scrap some areas on the tree. The second paper was used to cover the upper two-thirds of the base card and for the lower third I used some plain white paper which I had put through a cuttlebug embossing folder. The raised snowflake and pricking pattern for the small stitched tree were both a part of the tree stencil, and a little glitter glue on the snowflake and a few coordinating gems gave the whole thing a lift.
When I saw that the ABC Christmas Challenge this week was E for Embossing and Embellishments, I thought I would enter this card for both challenges. I needed to use three different embellishments, and the gems counted as one. The pink bow at the base of the tree was a second, and for the third one, to finish it off, I made an angel to sit on top of the tree.
Isn't she just so cute? She is one of a pair of Judi-kins stamps called 'Praying' and 'Peeping'. This one is obviously 'Peeping', hence her slipped halo! I stamped her onto some shrink plastic and coloured her with Sakura glitter gelly roll pens, and because she looked a little lost against the colour of the tree, I mounted her in a small oval of white card. Because I am still nervous about empty spaces I added a pair of matching Elusive images corner stamps at the top, in a subtle but matching colour so they filled the spaces without detracting from the main image.So I am entering this card in the Bah! Humbug! Challenge 9 here,
and ABC Christmas Challenge here.
Following a tip off by Hazel that Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge is also Embossing this week, I am adding that challenge for my card. You can see the details of this challenge here.