Monday, 28 November 2011


The challenge this week at Crafty Cardmakers is to use heat embossing on your project - something I've not done for a little while so it was a nice change for me! For my dt card I started by covering my cardstock with My Mind's Eye Jolly Holly designer paper then I die cut the bauble shapes from 3 different patterned papers and inked them with a Versamark (clear) embossing pad and added ultra thick embossing powder and heated it, repeating the process 3 times until I had a good thick covering. I then inked up some flourish stamps with gold ink and while the embossing powder was still in a liquid state stamped the flourishes, waiting until it cooled a little before removing the stamp. I added ribbon and threads and a stamped greeting to complete the card.


Entering it for the following:
Addicted to Stamps - Christmas card 
Gingerloft - Winter or Christmas
Sparkles Forum - Vintage Christmas  
Stamptacular Sunday - Anything Christmas
2 Sisters - Holiday
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - Vintage and/or Distressed
My Sheri Crafts  - Decorate for Christmas
Fairy Tale - Christmas
Patties Creations - Christmas
Poodles Parlour - Christmas
Stampin With The Dragon - Anything Goes for Christmas
Totally Papercrafts - Christmas


Hazel said...

Lovely embossing - super vintage card - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 48 - hope to see you again soon. x

Bianca said...

Your card is so very lovely and cute! I love the image and the colours you have used! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

Judie aka Craftymess said...

that is gorjuss, love the baubles, green is my all time fav colour xx

Sherry said...

Absolutely adorable card.

Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft Challenge.


Sherry - GT

Jack said...

What can I say, this is amazing. I may just have to borrow your bauble idea, xx

Becky said...

wow your card is very vintage, love it. thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge. hugs, becky

karlinchen50 said...

your card is adorable.
Beautiful papers and the colors are awesome.

Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge.

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

Jenni: What a great card! it's so beautiful. Glad you could join us at Simply Create Too for our very first challenge, "All About Christmas". Hope to see your entries in ALL our upcoming challenges.

Simply Create Too Design Team Member

Josephine said...

This is gorgeous, Jenni! I love the effect of the gold on the clear embossing. I've tried that technique, but I don't think my hand's steady enough!

Princess4Wiz said...

These are just so luscious, Jenni! I love, love, love those baubles!

Beth. xxx

Pattie G said...

This is so pretty! Thanks for joining us at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
Pattie ♥

Jacq said...

Hi Jenni,
Absolutely Gorgeous Vintage style Christmas Card!!! Love the dp, the colour scheme is beautiful and I love those gorgeous baubles. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Forum and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
Hugs Jacqui xxx

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous card!

Thank you for joining in the fun with us at Sparkles with our vintage Christmas challenge

Hope you will join us again soon good luck xx

Glenda said...

Very pretty! Love the ornaments and background paper! Thanks for sharing with us at My Sheri Crafts!

Sue said...

Wow! this is gorgeous Jenni! I love the baubles - such beautiful colours !! Gorgeous paper and design - beautiful card!
Hugs Sue xx

Michelle B. said...

Beautiful, your embossing definitely rocks! Thanks for playing at Stamptacular Sunday this week!

Winnie said...

Wow what a lovely card, love the colors and your embossing rocks, thank you for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday this week

Hugs Winnie DT

Gillian said...

This is fabulous Jenni, I might have to borrow that technique. ;-) x

Sandi said...

Jenni - beautiful creation!
Thanks for playing in our 'Christmas' Challenge #34, and for using a Digital OR Stamped image!
♥ Sandi
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Lynn said...

Love the beautiful baubles! Gorgeous detail:)
Thanks so much for joining us GingerLoft Challenges:)
Lynn xx

Suzanne said...

love this well done thank you for joining us at stamptacular this week

Letillia said...

I love your card, you did a really good job! Thanks for playing along w/ us over @ My Sheri Crafts.


Dolly Daydreams said...

Ooh lve your baubles ! Great design and Antarctic techniques. Your embossing is amazing and love your choice of paper.....yep I think I have covered everything lol


Charlotte said...

Oh how beautiful this is. All of the embossing is so perfect. It just addes so much! I love evverything about this. Thanks for joining My Sheri Crafts.

Nela said...

Georgeous creation in beautiful colours and nice details!
Thanks for playing along with us at Fairytale Challenge
Hugs Nela

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Jenni, I do love that paper.
Thanks for joining us at Addicted To Stamps for our Christmas challenge
hugs Mandy xx