Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Triple Embossed Tree

 This weeks Christmas card is made with traditional colours and basic theme.
The red and green theme is for Winter Wonderland's challenge so I began with a red card, when I matted the green onto it it looked like something was missing so a small layer of textured gold card has been added.
Then it was time to follow Christmas Card Challenges sketch and cut three red patterned papers and lay them on the green. At this point I chose to add a red ribbon with trees in it to tie in with Jingle Belles holiday bingo challenge.
The tree is for 52 Christmas Card Throwdown's challenge this week, use a chipboard embellishment. The tree has been stained green with Distress stain and then triple embossed with clear embossing powder. On the last layer of clear I added some green mica powder which shows a little better in the small photo. Before the last layer could dry I embossed it with a rubber stamp inked up in Archival green.
I recently invested in a different heatgun, it's a Sheena Douglass heat tool, which has made triple embossing So much easier, it doesn't blow the powder away like my other gun.
The tree is mounted on another piece of gold card and stuck on with foam pads.
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Embellishment, chipboard.
Jingle Belles - Holiday bingo, emboss, tree, ribbon
Winter Wonderland - Red and Green
Christmas Card Challenges - Sketch

8 comments:

  1. Your embossed tree is magical ... I'll have to check out that heat gun because it obviously did a fabulous job ... so glad you joined our BINGO fun at Jingle Belles.

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  2. Great card. love the technique you used on the tree. Thanks for sharing with us at Christmas Card Challenges.

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  3. Beautiful shades of red and green and a lovely creation, thank you so much for joining us this week at the Winter Wonderland
    Hugs Kate xx

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  4. This is gorgeous, Rocky!!! LOVE that triple embossed tree--so lush! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

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  5. what an amazingly lovely holiday card, not to mention a FABULOUS take on all the different christmas challenges! well done, and thanks for playing BINGO with us this week at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

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  6. Fab card Rocky, I love what you did with the tree, the triple embossing was a great choice of technique for it. Lots of interesting texture on your card - wonderful job!
    Thanks for joining us again at 52 {C}CT! Ruth x

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  7. Love the chipboard tree, super cute! Thank you for playing along at 52CCT!

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  8. Gorgeous - thanks for joining in this week at 52CCT - Jacqueline xx

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