Monday, June 9, 2014

Silver Blessings - Christmas

I guess I'll just throw some Christmas cards at you whenever it works:) 

The background on this card was done with a Darice embossing folder, but it wasn't embossed. I brayered the folder with distress ink, spritzed it with water and just laid the cardstock over the inked folder and pressed. The sentiment is from Inkadinkado and is embossed with silver detail embossing powder. I matted with shimmery silver paper. I'm linking this up to the Christmas Card Challenge blog. There is always an optional challenge, but the main challenge is to make a Christmas or winter holiday card.

Also, here is the updated version of this card. I like it better with the colorful tiny gems. :)

And I am submitting this card to Darnell's "never-before-used-schtuff" (NBUS) challenge. Both cards actually use NBUS embossing folders. I'm also pretty sure that I hadn't used the sentiment before, either. I have more NBUS coming, too:) (Because I have LOTS of NBUS!) You should check out Darnell's blog. It's very entertaining. And she has the coolest place to stamp!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you'll come back and visit again soon!

15 comments:

Leslie Miller said...

What a beautiful card, Lynette! You do the most amazing things with your embossing folders. I have tried and simply cannot get any of the inking techniques to look good. This is amazing. It looks like it was stamped, and a gorgeous stamp at that. Wow!

Danni said...

I agree, you rock the embossing folders!! What beautiful cards!!!

Shoshi said...

Great cards, Lynette. What an imaginative use of an embossing folder - it gives a lovely effect!

Shoshi

Hettie said...

Very pretty card there Lynette. Glad you found a way of using the folder as it is too pretty to waste!
Hettie

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

An interesting way to use the embossing folder on the 1st card. Both cards are lovely.

Brenda in IN said...

I'm so happy to "meet" you by way of Darnell. Your cards are beautiful and I am becoming a follower. Love your blog.

La Papera Gialla said...

Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges this week!
Monica - CCC DT

Donna B. said...

Pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges this week!

JD/ Jill said...

Pretty Christmas card!

Darnell J Knauss said...

These are both really pretty Christmas cards, Lynette! I've tried, w/o success, to ink my EFs and run them through the machine, but I've never tried just braying and pressing. Thank you for the idea, as I love the result, not to mention if it works, I'll have about 48 new background "stamps" in my collection!!

I love the other one, too! Very CASlicious and sweet with the little tree and the gem ornaments!!

Thank you for following and joining in my NBUS challenge! I appreciate your kind introduction and spreading the word to your readers!! It sounds like we'll be seeing you in the gallery again!! Hugs, Darnell

Mary said...

Another beautiful white card. I love that you used the silver detailed embossing powder. This Christmas card looks elegant. Love it!

Mary

Irish Cherokee said...

Beautiful Christmas card.

Marsha J Reed said...

Beautiful card, Lynette. I've never tried that technique but will now. Thanks for joining us at Sunday Christmas Card Challenges. Hope to see another of your beautiful creations soon.

wendipooh13 said...

such a pretty card!!!! Thanks for joining us on the Sunday Christmas Card Challenges.

crashyourstash said...

Hi, Lynette. Surfing over from Darnell's blog. What an interesting technique with the embossing folder. I've never heard of that before -- will have to try it.