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9/20/2015

Christmas Card Club - Embossing

Good afternoon and today is our Christmas Card Club Sunday; today's theme was chosen by Margaret of Granmargaret's cards-n-stuff. Margaret asked for embossing -- could be dry or otherwise. I have lots of embossing folders and plenty of embossing powders, so decided to incorporate both techniques into today's card. Let's get started:



- PBlack image was stamped with Versamark on a white snippet, heat embossed with Ranger Queen's Gold. Die cut with a stitched MFT circle, and placed some thin white fun foam under this for dimension. Much easier to cut a small circle than trying to stick little bits of foam tape all around (thank you Jennifer McGuire for this idea!).

- another white piece that had been cut to do embossing folder samples before storing away** was handy, so embossed a card front using a Couture Creations embossing folder. Since the sentiment is embossed all over the card front, debated on adding another sentiment. The left over from the circle die cut was right there, so decided to use a tiny piece to stamp the sentiment from HLS Mixed Christmas Sentiments embossed with Queen's Gold to match the wreath.

The card base is cream, top fold, and another snippet of sorts, as it was in a pile that has not had time to be stored...yeah, that could be called a snippet I guess - LOL. On the EF **sample explanation:  before new folders are stored, a white piece of GP cardstock is embossed, details of manufacturer's info written on the piece prior to embossing, and kept in the folder. Then the packaging can be discarded. This helps to see what the embossing does, and aids in deciding if 2 thicknesses of c/s should be used, if it's not heavy weight card stock. Sometimes a deeply etched EF will sort of tear when embossing the thinner weight cardstock. Sometimes a heavy weight c/s will need a shim to get a good even embossing.

Please check out what my fellow club members have shared for Margaret's Embossing Theme. Their links are listed over in the right side bar.

We've another lovely day, and since I worked quite diligently with some much needed housework the last 2 days, Sunday is going to be an easier day of it around here. So you can picture me out on the front porch swing in just a bit. DH has gotten out some of our fall 'stuff' so perhaps I might even bestir myself to put the decorations around. Ya'll have a grand day, and thanks for coming over. Hugs

51 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

Very beautiful card, Mary. Gold and white is always stunning.

dutchess said...

so classy Mary that is a really stunning card, love that embossed image....it all works so well together....love white and gold xxxxxx

Liz said...

Lovely card, Mary. I love the simplicity of the design - very elegant. xx

Kathleen said...

Super card Mary, love the wreath and the EF.

Kath x

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Stunning Christmas card, Mary, the embossing is so beautiful.

Love and hugs
Maarit

Pia S said...

I've been away on holiday and I've just caught up on what you've been up to while I was away. So many lovely cards. LOVE this one, so elegant and classy, love this stamp and how you designed your card.

Lisa said...

This is so elegant and beautiful, Mary!! I love the embossing!! The image is gorgeous!! What a stunning card this is!! I love it!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A very beautiful card with a clean and simple design Mary. Looks fabulous with the gold and white together and such a lovely stamp too.
Lorraine

jimlynn said...

I was just now eyeing that stamp at Penny Black and trying to make up my mind if I NEEDED it! Um......think maybe I do! VERY pretty and I love the embossing in the background!
Lynn

Pat said...

This is very elegant Mary and love the background embossing and the pretty PB wreath stamp too. Doesn't need anything else as it is beautiful as it is. x

rachel said...

fabulous card mary and well done on incorporating both techniques. so clever. love it! hugs rachel x

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary,
nearly caught up on my comments, and internet behaving so far cross fingers.
Wonderful Christmas Card club creation.
Love that super swirly golden wreath image, and your very super design.
I will get round to emailing you again shortly.
Love and hugs from my house to yours.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

scrappymo! said...

This embossed card is lovely!I love wreaths and this one is so pretty.
Once again I am absent from CCC. Might have a post later but not sure.

I need to just sit for an evening and make three or four cards ahead for club.
Struggling with my hands and feet still so that is why I have been absent. Only posting cards I have made up earlier and not posted yet.

Loll said...

Very pretty Mary. Love that stamp (I have it too!). :) Great with the dry embossing and heat embossing combined on this beautiful card.

Sounds like a nice quiet day after two days of working. Hope you find lots of time to sit and relax on the porch. Today has turned out to be very busy for me, but I'm taking a bit of a break off my feet and checking out what's new at my friends blog ... always fun to come by for a visit. Wish I could be sitting with you on the porch, but this will have to do for now. :) xx

Rita said...

Beautiful card Mary. Love the simplicity of it. My kinda card. Hope you are ok. Hopefully once Andrew gets home, I will find time to blog again. Love and Hugs Rita xxxxx

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful elegany CAS Christmas card love the sketchy wreath image and embossed background
|Carol x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Mary
Love your card... Love that Stamp... Stunning... Fabulous gold....
Hugs Sylvie xx
Also love your Crazy bird card ...

Jean said...

This is beautiful Mary,The PB swirly wreath is so pretty, I love it. The gold embossing looks lovely and the background embossing is great too.
Jean x

Carol L said...

I love how everything just flows on this lovely card! The soft gold color against the white is so elegant and the soft embossing is just beautiful! A wonderful card!

Maxine D said...

What a wonderful elegant and absolutely stunning card Mary - love it!
Blessings
Maxine

Gail said...

Beautiful Christmas card! I have to get my butt in gear and get 12 together for 2 weeks from now!
Love the Crazy Bird!
I'd sure like to sit on your porch for a while!

Desire Fourie said...

Such an elegant Christmas creation. Loving the gold and white and the the beautiful embossing.
{I would love you to take part in my 1,100 Follower Give-away. Thank you so much if you have already entered and good luck}. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Donna said...

Mary, you've done a lovely job of embossing both dry and heat embossing. Lovely card! You will definitely be ready for Christmas. Hope you find some time to sit on the porch swing. That sounds lovely. Have a wonderful week!

Sue said...

A lovely elegant card.

Hope you get plenty of time on your porch swing. Sue

Marilyn said...

Beautiful card!!

Shona Erlenborn said...

White and gold combination - always a winner! Love the embossed background and the clean look of this elegant card. I bow down to you, Oh Snippet Queen!

Faith A said...

Such an elegant card Mary, I love the embossing and the layering it makes it a beautiful card.

Sandy said...

Very nice Christmas card but Mary, Have your forgotten Halloween?
sandy xx

cuilliesocks said...

Lovely, lovely card Mary, love the image and the embossed background is beautiful, perfect for the challenge, Kate x

Jacee said...

Love this one Mary, great design, lovely embossing, a very classy design.

Dreadful rain here this morning Mary, I was driving on the motorway and it was so heavy the window wipers couldn't take it away quick enough, could barely see where I was going! it dried up a bit in the afternoon though.
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Dr Sonia S V said...

So elegant the gold on the circle looks against the gorgeous embossed background
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Stampsnob. said...

Couldn't be more pretty and yet simple......Lis

Carol said...

This is a stunning CAS card Mary....love how the embossed background swirls like the stamped wreath. A very elegant card! Carol x

cotnob said...

This is beautiful Mary, a fabulous CAS design - such an elegant Christmas card.
Pauline
x

Brenda in IN said...

Simple but with a stunning impact. This is beautiful Mary. I love the gold on white. Think of me when you are relaxing in the swing. Wish I could be there swinging and chatting.

Bonnie said...

This is so pretty, Mary! Great organization tip too! Hope you're still enjoying that porch!

Shelly Schmidt said...

How elegant with the gold and white. Beautiful embossing!

Mrs A. said...

This is stunning Mary. I love the colour. Hats off to you for using both wet and dry embossing techniques. I had to just go with dry embossing as I'm late posting. We were away at the weekend attending our friends Memorial Service. Hugs Mrs A.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a nice embossing folder for a background! This is an elegant card and I'll bet not too tricky to make.

MiamiKel said...

How fabulous! Such a striking Christmas card, so rich with the white embossing and the contrast of the gorgeous holiday wreath - wonderful addition to the holiday cards, thank you for inspiring me ♥

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...what a gorgeous Christmas wreath, just the love the elegant look and in gold too. I would love to have one just like this for my front door. This has to be my favorite of all your cards to date, just so beautiful.

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...what a gorgeous Christmas wreath, just the love the elegant look and in gold too. I would love to have one just like this for my front door. This has to be my favorite of all your cards to date, just so beautiful.

Stamping With Bibiana said...

lovely card
hugs from california
bibiana

Anita in France said...

Wow, Mary ... this is simply beautiful! Love that gorgeous wreath with the texture-y background ... it's stunning ... fabulous use of that wonderful colour combo! Hugs, Anita :)

Shona Erlenborn said...

This is gorgeous Mary! Love the white and gold combination. Great embossed background - which I don't have! That wreath stamp is very whimsical and pretty, great tip on the circle foam instead of the little bits - thanks for sharing. Love the little gold sentiment - it wraps up the card just nicely!

Pippa said...

Beautiful elegant card Mary. x

Charlene said...

What a beautiful wreath and embossing Mary!

Irish Cherokee said...

Excellent Mary. Very creative use of the left over die cut and embossing folder.

Hugs and Blessings
Jim

Zoe Tant said...

Elegant and very striking card Mary. I love the wreath and it looks very luxurious embossed simply onto that fab embossed back ground. Hope all good with you. Zx

Hettie said...

What a beauty Mary. So sleek and classy. Love it.
xx

butterfly said...

Lovely elegant festive card - the gilded garland is wonderful.
Alison x