Tuesday 24 November 2015

Holly Jolly - Embossing

Welcome back to another challenge from Holly Jolly! Thank you for everyone who linked up with our Ribbon and Pearls challenge, we loved looking at your fabulous creations. Don't forget to check out the winners post from yesterday to see if you are one of our winners or top picks. This time we are challenging you to use embossing. Any type of embossing you like, I used heat embossing for my card today. Hop over to Holly Jolly to find more inspiration from the fabulous DT. As usual, we have generous sponsors who are giving away prizes to the winners. This time we are sponsored by The Stamping Boutique, Sami Stamps and Di's Digis. I got to play with the super cute Christmas Cheese image from Sami Stamps.

I started by creating the background. I stamped images from Stampin' Up Christmas Cheer in Versamark and heat embossed using clear powder. Then I used yellow, red and orange Distress inks to ink the card. Last, I sprayed water on the background to fade the ink and create a distressed look. I coloured the cute little Christmas Cheese image using Copics and die cut with a Lawn Fawn Stitched Circles die and inked around the edges of the die cut with red ink. I also added some Ice Stickes to the Santa's hat. I stamped the sentiment in Versamark and heat embossed in white onto scraps of card. I also stamped inside by colouring the stamps using markers to get an ombre effect.

I would like to link up with the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Christmas
Unicorn Challenge Blog - Christmas is Coming
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything Goes
Sami Stamps - Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge - T is for Tis' The Season
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers Challenge - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft Challenge - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes plus a sentiment

Card: Coloured 240 gsm kraft Ruby Red and grey, Hobbycraft 160 gsm white card
Stamps: Sami Stamps digi Christmas Cheese, Stampin' Up Christmas Cheer, Endless Wishes, Lawn Fawn Violet's ABC
Ink and colouring: Tsukineko Versamark, Tim Holtz distress inks Fossilized Amber, Abandoned Coral, Spiced Marmalade, Festive Berries, Copics
Other: Lawn Fawn Stitched Circles, Papermania Seafoam White embossing powder, Ranger clear embossing powder


An Occasional Genius said...

Your background is fabulous, all that inky distress looks perfect for this little fella xx

Cross Stitch Claire said...

Great background and I love what you've done on the inside too! Thanks for joining I at Unicorn, Claire DT x

Kathy S said...

So sweet! I love the resist background and the sparkle you created. Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar Wishes ATG's week.

Jackie T said...

Hi your card is stunning. Thank you for joining us at the Unicorn Challenge Blog for Challenge 3 “Christmas is Coming” Hugs Jackie (DT)

Billie A said...

Cute card and darling image. Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments.

Emma said...

What a sweet card, thank you for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge for our ‘Tis the Season’ Challenge, hope to see you again. Emma DT x

Helen said...

A great card - thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra,

Helen x

Emily Lauritzen said...

This is adorable! I love your fun background, and your little mouse is so sweet!!!
Thanks so much for joining us at Sami Stamps!!
<3 Emily L. - DT

Grandma Bonnie said...

How exciting, to see that your card has won at Sami Stamps! Such a well deserved win!! Thank you for entering at Sami Stamps. Our next challenge begins tomorrow! Hope to see you again!

Kathy said...

LOL! This little guy is the cutest! Love your coloring. Thanks for playing along with us at Sami Stamps! And a big congrats on your win!