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11/30/2017

Dry Embossing Christmas Trees

Good afternoon, and thanks for stopping in. Hope you've been having a good day, and enjoying whatever it is that you might be doing.

Here's another background card from playing with Ken Oliver Mineral Burst and other products, using mixed media card stock and a Sizzix 3D embossing folder. This time the background dried overnight, was dry embossed with this folder, then  spritzed some different mica sprays over it. I'm trying to teach myself to keep the sprayer about 18" or more back from the card surface. I've been finding if I spritz, let dry well, then emboss, the piece still doesn't feel the 'hardness' to yield as good an emboss result.

Had some bits & pieces from previous backgrounds, so they got pulled into use for this card too.



The Impression Obsession die cut tree was cut from a snippet of created background. Used the foam tap that comes in a 'line' form (rather than the squares). Cut into skinny pieces to be able to pop up the tree. Colored the tape with a copic so it was not so visible from the side. I was trying to position the tree trunk between the raised letters, so it's not evenly placed; hence the sentiment out to the left side. Hoped to create a more balanced look. Thought this worked with the embossed sentiment. The sentiment was cut from 3 layers of snippets, and is from an Echo Park die set. Snippets were just big enough for the die to fit - the 2 back layers were from a messed up Halloween scene. Goes to show, those little bits come in handy :-).

Ya'll have a wonderful afternoon, big hugs.



26 comments:

  1. I am loving this series of beauties Mary and not just because these are my summer clothes colours!! The textures are lovely and the touch of gold is just right. As for a good day, I do a long day at work on Thursdays. All well now I am at home, in the warm with my dogs, Martin is tucked up in bed so I get the TV all to myself too!! xx

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  2. A super Christmas card Mary, a fabulous background and pretty tree - lovely colour choices.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  3. The background colours are so pretty and loving the cohesive colour tone of your fabulous card x

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  4. Beautiful card Mary, I love the background and tree!
    Hugs, Sherry x
    Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads

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  5. Hello Mary, beautiful card, the colours are wonderful and love the embossing and tree.
    I'm loving the 3rd series of Outlander, watching it on amazon prime.
    We've got Doc Martin on at the moment, he's so good, Kate x

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  6. Another amazing card with this beautiful colors combo! Love the effect of the intricate tree on the embossed background and the gold. You has been so accurate colouring also the tape with a marker!!
    Hugs

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  7. What a lovely shimmery background this is, I love the colours. The die cuts make good use of your created background snippets and they look lovely on the super embossed card.
    Jean x

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  8. So gorgeous, Mary!! The colors are beautiful!! I love the embossing and the tree!! The gold Merry just pops!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  9. Gorgeous colours Mary, a lovely tree and a super embossed background.

    Kath x

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  10. Gorgeous card Mary, loving the colours and all that touchable texture! Cathy x

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  11. Another prettily coloured and embossed background Mary and love your tree and the gold sentiment goes beautifully too. x

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  12. OH I love this one too and that tree is SO cute! I bow to you for cutting up that foam tape and having to cut it that skinny! Love the embossed background and that awesome color!

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  13. Super card, Mary. The colours are gorgeous and I love the embossed background. xx

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  14. LOVE this and the colours Mary, the embossing background is very very nice.xx[aNNie]ğŸŽ„

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  15. Love the combination of embossed and die cut trees, they look made for each other!

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  16. Hi Mary, That's a lovely card.

    Hope you are having a fab Friday and you have a lovely weekend. Sue

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  17. You're on a roll here with these great Christmas cards, and I'm loving the colors too! The embossed background looks fantastic here and I love the golden "Merry" die cut. Keep up the great job, you're putting me to shame as I've been a blog slacker lately!

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  18. This is a lovely Christmas card Mary, I love the colors you used!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  19. Beautiful card design and I love the wonderful colors.

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  20. Another beauty Mary, I love the colour and design and the embossing looks wonderful! Hugs, Anne xx

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  21. Simply stunning card...love your gorgeous tree and those colors are so beautiful.

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  22. Those snippets that didn't work out for the originally intended card sure do come in handy. Love the embossing and the backgrounds. Both of them!

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  23. Oh Momma Mary, what a beautiful card! I love that background you created with the mineral burst and sprays. It is so pretty with the embossing as well, which I am totally loving that embossing folder you used. That tree is stunning as well as your "merry". Yep, loving this one! Hugs, Brenda

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  24. This is so beautiful, Mary. I love the background. You are a technique queen!

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  25. Another beautiful Christmas tree card, Mary. LOVE the colours of your background with the added shine from the mica powders. That tree die is beautiful! xx

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  26. Another fabulous background and love the mica sheen
    Carol x

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