Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Happy Holidays

The current Lawnscaping challenge (which ends today) is "Embossing." I created another holiday card for my last entry, using both heat & dry embossing.

I started by embossing a piece of white cardstock with the "Snowflakes" embossing folder by Darice. I stamped the penguin from Lawn Fawn's "Winter Penguin" mini set in Versafine Onyx Black ink on a piece of Strathmore Bristol paper, and heat embossed it with Recollections Clear Detail embossing powder. I colored him in with my Zig Clean Color markers, using a damp paintbrush to help create shading and highlights. I then die cut him with the coordinating die.

For the ice, I cut a piece of bristol paper to 3x5.5", then die cut a long edge with one of the "Landscape Trio" dies by Mama Elephant.  Then I inked it with Tumbled Glass Distress ink. After trimming a bit off the bottom of my embossed snowflake panel, I adhered it to a white A2-size card base, and adhered the ice panel to the bottom of the card front.  I glued my penguin in place, and stamped the heart "skate trail" behind him.

I placed my card in my MISTI, and positioned the greeting, from the same stamp set. I curved the "happy" slightly, to follow the curve of the ice panel. Then I stamped the greeting in Versafine, using a black pen to connect the end of the "happy" with the skate trail. I ended up not liking the gap between the words though, and kind of wished I'd placed the "holidays" higher. But I compensated by stamping a small heart from Lawn Fawn's "Peace Joy Love" set, to help connect the words a bit better. As a finishing touch, I added a drop of Star Dust Stickles to the center of each snowflake in the "sky" portion.


  1. Oh my!! Just love your Holiday card!! It's SO sweet! That embossed background is fabulous!

  2. Beautiful embossed snow bg - LOVE your card! Thanks so much for plaing with us at Lawnscaping! / Karin

  3. I saw ​your card linked at the LiveLoveCards challenge and just had to come see it in more detail. Awesome holiday card!

  4. Very pretty card! I love the embossed snowflake background. Thanks so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping!


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