I am here with a Christmas card I made with a lovely stamp from my crafty pal, Karen Ladd. I have used it before (or at least its companion stamp) but it has been quite awhile. I love these scenes done up in blue and white. I heat embossed it and put it on one of my "strips-o'-scraps" backgrounds.
This time I didn't emboss the background. Sometimes I like it plain....other times dry embossed...and other times even double embossed by heat embossing the "ridges"....and still other times a full on "molten look" where it is completely covered with layers and layers of embossing powder!!! (Oh, bliss!!!) But I went very simple here with just the layered background die cut with a stitched rectangle.
In my continuing attempts to USE MY STASH, I actually made four cards of this design. I embossed with silver on a couple of them. I think the detail shows better with the blue-violet embossing powder, but the silver has a cool shimmery effect. Which do you like better?
Supplies used include:
Art-Kure - Tewksbury Mill stamp
Lawn Fawn - Large Stitched Rectangles die set
Simon Says Stamp - Kelly Purkey "Cheers" stamp set (retired)
Embossing Powders in Silver and Blue-Violet
Patterned paper scraps from my stash
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set - retired
Dollar Store Snowflakes
Well......that is four more cards for my 2021 Christmas stash!! YAY! I have to get a big jumpstart in January because the rest of the year flies by so fast. I don't want to be short when I am frantically addressing them the week before Christmas!!! Bwahahaha!! [Hey...those of you who didn't get their cards from me until last week....that was because of COVID!! ;) ]
Thank you so much for stopping by today. Stay healthy and creative!!
Thank you for the honor of entering these cards in the following challenges:
1. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #524 - AG Christmas
2. Crafty Hazelnut's January Patterned Paper Challenge
3. Pam's Inky Pinkies Challenge - AG
4. Cut it Up Challenge #216 - Winter
5. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #473-#474 - AG
6. Pixie's Snippets Playground Challenge #394 - Use Snippets
7. Lost Coast Challenge #113 - Something Beginning with B - Blue