Wednesday 2 March 2016

ABC Christmas Challenge - E is for Embossing, Wet or Dry

Hi Crafters,

I hope your Wednesday has got off to a good start.
It is a new challenge at ABC Christmas today and here is my card for the theme of 
'E' is for Embossing - Wet or Dry.

I've used both types of embossing on my card

The background has been dry embossed and letter-pressed using a snowflake Cuttlebug EF and some Memento ink. The sentiment strip is also dry embossed and inked over to show the words.
On the Marianne Skates die I have inked through the die with Hickory Smoke DI and added clear embossing powder then heat embossed this to give a shiny effect on the heels of the skates - not that you can see it on this photo very well - why is it notoriously difficult to capture anything glittery or shiny and yet when you don't want the shine, like with mirri card it takes over your photo? Ah well you will have to imagine it's there :o)

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Winter Wonderland - Must Use a Sentiment

Rightio! time to get your embossing folders and powders out and create a Christmas project, the prize, should you be the lucky winner is a beautiful Snow Flourish die from ...

That's it for today, 
see you soon,



Pamellia said...

Gorgeous Lorraine! We finally got a touch of snow last night, so this card fits right in to my world today!! So frosty and glittery, love the icicles! Beautiful embossed background, just love it! hugs :)

meg said...

Beautiful choice of embossing folders and dies, you really get the impression of a frosty scene, love the inked sentiment strip.

Unknown said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!! What fabulous embossing and I love those skates!
Lucy x

Tracey said...

Fabulous card Lorraine & I love the background :0)

Unknown said...

Love this one very apt for this cold snow sleety day Debbs X

cuilliesocks said...

Oh my I love this Lorraine, all the layers and the skates are wonderful, beautiful embossing and colours, Kate x

Gina's Cards said...

This is gorgeous Lorraine! The background looks amazing. Love the wording and skates die.
Gina xx

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous icy card Lorraine, love the dies and design
Lorraine x

cotnob said...

A super Christmas card Lorraine, a fabulous embossed background and gorgeous skates.

Kat W said...

Even if I can't see the shine on the skates I can see the sparkle and this is a gorgeous design with a fabulous frosty feel...which is great on a card and less great on my car in the morning!
Big hugs, Kat xx

Sue said...

Hi Lorraine, I love this card - the colour, the design concept and the embossing - all absolutely beautiful. You are so patient to put all those techniques together and your card is quite rightly amazing.

coops said...

So gorgeous Lorraine.I love the ice skates and your design and embossing are beautiful :D

xx coops xx

Carol S. said...

Love the texture and the ice skates are brilliant. Gorgeous design. Hugs, Carol S.xx

coldwaters2 said...

This is one gorgeous, festive card Lorraine love the embossed background also the wording and icicles, the perfect touch is those skates, I love it
lorraine x

Barb said...

This is gorgeous Lorraine. I love the embossed background and how brave inking over the wording. I love those boots too. Barbxx

Helen said...

Fabulous card - love your embossed background!
Helen x

Sandy said...

Wonderful Christmas card - so cold looking even here in sunny Florida!
Sandy xx

chrissy xx said...

Combinations of different techniques have made such a pretty card.
I LOve your 'cool' colours and these boots are awesome.

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Lorraine, the background looks fabulous, I had totally forgotten about the letterpress technique! thanks for the reminder, and those skates look awesome! LOVE it :-)

Lols x x x

Erika said...

Beautiful embossing Lorraine, love the icicles and skates too. A perfect wintery card.

Hugs Erika. x

crafty-stamper said...

Really beautiful love the embossing and sparkle-great ice skates die-my little grandaughters would love this they have recently started ice skating
Carol x

Marilyn said...

Great card and I like all the different textures.
Thanks for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' and I do hope you'll be back again.

Zw@@n said...

Wow, gorgeous card, Lorraine. I love your background and layout. Luv, Wilma

Susan Renshaw said...

Love how you have used the different techniques!
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Dorte said...

Wonderful Christmas card, Lorraine, love your embossing folder,
hugs Dorte

Eileen said...

A beautiful card Rainie. Love that sentiment, don't think I have seen it before. The embossing is perfect and love the layout and design you have used. Thanks for playing along with our 'Add a Sentiment' challenge at Winter Wonderland this week, and hope to see you joining us again
Eileen x

Adventures in Paperland said...

Love this card Lorraine, it's fantastic!