Sunday, December 21, 2014

Molten Christmas Tree



"Cats are smarter than dogs.  You cannot get eight cats to pull a sled through snow."
                                                             -------------Jeff Valdez

 

Hi, Friends......

I am back with another of my molten background cards.  You can see other examples here (including a description of the technique) here, and here.  

For this card, I dry embossed some red cardstock using the Darice Christmas Tree embossing folder.  Then I Versamarked all over and heat embossed with some copper embossing powder, repeating the process several times to get a good molten effect.  Sorry for the shadowy photography!! 



 Here's an angled shot so you can see the shimmer of the metallic embossing powder.  Yum!!!  I added some pretty little rhinestones here and there for more sparkle.  :)


 Here's a close-up for a better peek at the molten look.  LOVE!!!  


This doesn't look very coppery.  My camera doesn't do well with colors when I am trying to show the shimmer.  (One or the other, Jeeves, but not both.  Yes, sir.)  But I think you get the idea after seeing several of these cards, right?

I mounted this panel onto a red card base.  Overall, it is almost a monochromatic look with the shimmery copper over the red cardstock and the red/orange tone rhinestones.  I like how it turned out.  

Let me know what you think, too.  I appreciate you taking time out of your busy holiday schedule to visit me.  I love reading your comments!!!  Hope your Christmas week is lovely!

<3
Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Vandicrafts Artistry Challenge #22 - Anything Goes w/ CAS option
2. Sparkle N Sprinkle December 2014 Challenge - Anything Goes with loose glitter, embossing powder, and/or flocking
3. Double Click AKA Abusybee Challenge #11 - Happy Holidays
4. Monday Morning Challenge #1 - Anything Christmas or Winter

16 comments:

Donna Ellis said...

Your molten cards are so pretty, Janis! This one is exquisite! Love your Santa cartoon at the top - it's so special visiting your blog and seeing the fun things you find to share. Merry Christmas, Janis, and a special wish to your family! hugs, de

Stampsnob said...

This is stunning Great job and beautiful card.............Lis

Janis said...

Thank you, Donna. You always leave such sweet and encouraging comments!! Many wishes for a wonderful Christmas to you and your family, too!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thanks so much, Lis!!! I appreciate how you stop by often and are so kind to leave nice comments on my projects. Have a wonderful Christmas!!!

<3
Janis

Anne Temple said...

this is stunning ad I love the technique you used. SO glad you shared it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

Creations by Shirl said...

Pretty embossing...Thanks for joining DoubleClick Skittles Challenge!
DT-Shirl

Karenladd said...

That molten embossing technique is so impressive! It looks different every time you use it. The copper EP actually looks like a combination of copper and silver in the photo and the rhinestones kick up the shimmer! WOW!

Janis said...

Thank you so much, Anne!!! Your visit and lovely comment are very much appreciated!!! Hope you have a fun and crafty in-between week!

<3
Janis

Janis said...

Thanks, Shirl!!! How nice of you stop in on your rounds and leave a sweet comment!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you so much, Karen. I noticed that it looked copper and silver, too, but it is a trick the lighting pulled on me.....or maybe that my camera did. Both of them are capable and culpable of just such annoying mischief! It must be one or both of them......couldn't possibly be operator error! Ha.

<3
Janis

Melissa Vandridge said...

OMG I nearly spit my coffee on my keyboard reading your Santa comic LOL! Lovely card, this is a great layout! :) Thank you for sharing on this weeks Artistry Challenge. Melissa - Vandicrafts

Ellie said...

What a wonderful technique, love all the shimmer.
Thanks so much for playing along in my Monday Morning Challenge! A new challenge will be posted tomorrow, hope you'll play along again!

Jo said...

Brilliant! What a great technique.
thanks for playing along at MTTC.
Happy New Year :)

Janis said...

Hehehehe......I had nearly the same reaction when I first saw that Santa comic!! :D Thank you, Melissa, for your lovely comment!! Happy New Year!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thanks so much, Ellie!! I appreciate you dropping in on your rounds. Your sweet words are an encouragement to me!!

<3
Janis

Janis said...

Thanks, Jo!! Your visit and lovely comment mean a lot to me!!!! Happy New Year!!!

<3
Janis