Sunday, April 11, 2010

Winter Wonderland - Let's see some embossing!!

Hi there!
So sorry I haven't been around for the last few days - I seem to have been hit with the flu!  Lots of aches & pains and fatigue which has definitely sent my mojo off to never-never land!!!  Hopefully it'll come back soon - I'm already feeling better today ... :)
Anyways, the challenge over at Winter Wonderland this week is set by our lovely Avril - embossing.  Poor Avril is having computer problems so we are missing her wonderful contributions until she gets that remedied.
I decided to not touch my cuttlebug this time for embossing but to show you something different - embossing paste with a brass template.  This is such a fun technique and I love the simple and quick results that can be achieved.  Apologies for the glare off the acetate on the picture - can't figure out how to edit that properly!!  I used the lovely NOEL template and placed it on a piece of acetate (adhered down with masking tape).  I used white embossing paste and whilst it was still wet I sprinkled it with glamour dust to get all the sparkle.  Leave it to dry for a good few hours.
Th dp is from stash (sorry, don't remember the name) and I used glue dots in the corners to place down the acetate.  Flat sticky brads cover the dot!
I hope you like it and be sure to pop on over to Winter Wonderland to see all my teamies fabulous embossed creations this week!  I hope you're able to join in with this weeks challenge - we'd love to see you there!  There is also lots of new & exciting news from the blog - this challenge will last until April 22nd as our challenges are moving to a FRIDAY - yes, FRIDAY!!!
I'm also going to enter this into Totally Gorjuss which has texture for their challenge this week.
Thanks so much for stopping by and I sure hope I can get down to my craft room and play a little later today.  Thank you too for all your lovely comments - they are truly appreciated!
Danielle x


Teri said...

Fabulous idea to use that brass template and paste. I've seen that on the Create and Craft channel once many moons ago and thought it a great effect.
I do hope your lurgy goes away soon hun.
Teri x

Patti said...

Wow... awesome! Your on top of your game with Christmas cards! Feel better!

dolcreations said...

What a great idea to use the brass template for the NOEL. I just love this white glitter...It reminds me of snow! I have some of those templates, I am so glad you gave us some inspiration to bring those back out to play with! I REALLY hope you are feeling much better soon!

KanataNewf said...

I love the simplicity of the card - though I don't know if I could be patient enough to wait for the paste to dry!

Lorraine said...

So pleased you are feeling a little better.
I wish someone would let us know how to get rid of the glare, there must be a way !!
Gorgeous as ever your card, all your Christmas cards will be done at this rate.

downrightcrafty said...

Oh sorry to hear that your not feeling to good, hope that turns around very quickly, we would not want you to miss out on crafting time.
I love this effect, not seen this type of embossing before, must go and investigate.
PS my blog candy now up
Hugs Kate xx

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Danielle, sorry you are feeling poorly hun, hope you are feeling better real soon
hugs Mandy xx

Jessie said...

It's lovely Danielle, so elegant! Hope you feel better soon.

Kim Piggott said...

Gorgeous card Danielle!
Hope you recover soon!

Mandy said...

Hi Danielle,
So glad your feeling better..I love the way you have used the paste and the template..A beautful card..
Mandy xx

Rosie said...

Hi Danielle. Oh you poor thing hope you start to feel better soon. What a lovely card, and so different. Take care. Rosie x

Delphine said...

Your card is gorgeous, Danielle, so elegant! Another technique I do not know but I really like the result! Sorry to hear you have not been well, I hope you get better soon! Hugs Delphine xx

Net said...

Aw how sweet us that!

Thanks for playing Gorjuss with us.

Carolyn said...

Danielle, what a gorgeous card for the challenge. I love how you added the acetate on top. Great card. I hope you are up and about soon. Nothing worse then getting sick when the weather is just so beautiful.
Hugs and Chicken soup xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

This is beuatiful Danielle. Hope you are feeling better now. Marianne x

freckleface said...

gorgeous christmas card.. Thanks for playing along at TG this week…Debs

Kat said...

This is lovely. Love the texture. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

Rachel said...

this is such a beautiful Christmas card! Loving the embossing.

Lynda said...

Ooo I've never used that paste before it looks quite messy but you've done a fantastic job with it. Fabulous card!

Love Lynda xxx


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