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Friday, July 20, 2012

Embossed Christmas

Good Afternoon!
Where is the time going?? This summer is just breezing by with one day blurring into the next. I thought summer was suppose to be relaxing.....apparently not. Hubby and I were away with our daughter and grand-children for a family reunion and I just can't seem to catch up again. We all had an awesome time, seeing family we haven't seen in quite awhile. Our son had to work, :( He wasn't able to get the time off as he used it all up when he got married last month in Michigan, U.S.A. A lot of my dear hubby's family hadn't seen our grand-children and Kasey totally loved meeting all of her cousins and having so many new children to play with. The final day of the Dampier Reunion was spent at the Waterfront and "Dampier's Landing" in Nipigon, Ontario. We had a gorgeous day for it and the kids really tired themselves out being in the fresh air and sunshine all day.
Tuesday was TOPS so that day was totally gone. Our veggie garden took off while we weren't looking, or rather the weeds did. I spent 2 hours in there on Wednesday and you wouldn't even know it. I have neglected the poor area so badly and I don't know if I will get ahead of the weeds again this summer. YIKES!!
Yesterday I had to watch my grand-daughter and grand-son while their mom worked, did her driving road test and got groceries. Today, I finally got to make a card and get back on my blog.

I have a new Christmas card to share with you today. It has a few different techniques on it this time and combines several challenges. There are actually 3 types of embossing on my card (hence the title, lol). Can you figure them out? I have also used ink to distress the edges, added ribbon and glittery scrolls at the bottom. I must admit, when I first saw the colour challenge for this week at 52 CCT, I was very skeptical. I had NO idea how I was going to pull this challenge off, but I think it turned out pretty decent.
Here is my card:
Front of card

Close up of Emboss Resist Technique

Close up of Glittered Scrolls

Front View Again

To make my card, I used the following supplies:
Card base & white cardstock - My Stash
Black cardstock -
Ribbon - Dollarama
Ink - Versa Mark and CTMH "Black", "Sky" & "Moonstruck"
Embossing Powder - CTMH "Clear Detail"
Stamp - Stampin' Up
Embossing Folder - Stampin' Up "Petals A Plenty"
Have you figured out the 3 embossing techniques yet? The white cardstock is dry embossed with an embossing folder, the sentiment is heat embossed onto white cardstock using clear embossing powder. The reason you can see the sentiment is because of the 3rd technique; emboss resist. To do this, you heat emboss your image/stamp with clear embossing powder, then sponge darker colours onto the paper and your image. You wipe the ink off the embossed image to make it show up. The clear embossing powder resists the ink colours. You can find a tutorial on how to do this HERE on the Split Coast Stampers blog.
 I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Addicted To Stamps - #34 Card For Someone Special
Robyn's Fetish/IDIC - Christmas in July
Christmas Card Challenge - Week #33 Emboss Resist
Paper Pretties Monday Challenge - PPMC #48 Embossing
Simon Says Stamp & Show - No Rules
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - Heat Embossing
Lollipop Crafts - Challenge #84 Christmas in July
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Christmas Flowers/Holly
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - July Colour Challenge
Always Playing With Paper / Merry Monday - Sketch With a Twist. This means you are free to make cards using any of their past sketches. Here is the sketch I chose for this card:

Well friends, I am off to try and get another card done today. Take care and thanks so much for stopping by.
Hugs xo


  1. this is a very beautiful Christmas card Tracey. I love the deep rich colors. NancyD

  2. This is such a lovely card Tracey its so different to many other Christmas cards love your background embossing - well all of it really

    jacqui x

  3. Beautiful card! I really like your embossed resist technique and your blue ribbon! So glad you played along this week at 52CCT

  4. Very pretty card! Thanks so much for playing with us this week at 52CCT!

  5. Very pretty Heat Embossed card. Thanks for joining us at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge.

  6. Gorgeous card. Thanks for playing with us at CCAYR!

  7. Love the techniques you've used. The embossing and emboss resist looks great.

  8. Hi, Tracey! LOVE this--the sponging over the embossed sentiment is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

  9. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge this week.


  10. Lovely Christmas card Tracey - great use of the 3 techniques too! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week!

  11. Beautiful card! Love the colours and dry embossing. Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

  12. Bautiful. Nice design and details.Thank you for joining us at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges this week.

  13. Lovely card Tracey. A great card for our Heat Embossing challenge at Holly Jolly Christmas. Thanks for joining us this week. Regards Meighan

  14. I think it turned out beautifully, Tracey! I love the blue and white and all that embossing! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

  15. Very pretty card, I love the blue and white. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

  16. This is so very pretty and love the blue! I have to do the resist embossing again as I have not done that in a while and you have inspired me:)


Thank you so much for all of your lovely comments. I read each and every one of them.