Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Neutral Christmas

Afternoon everyone.
Now, I don't want to start a panic, 
but do you know, it's only 57 days til Christmas!!

I need to step up my Christmas card production!
Here's another one for the pile...


This is for the Merry Monday challenge, where the theme is
Snowflakes, Neutral Colours and Dry Embossing

It was the dry embossing that had me stumped for a while - it's not something I have ever done.
After a quick google, I came across a way to emboss with a nestie.
I tried running it through my Big Shot, but couldn't get it to emboss without cutting,
so in the end, I die cut my circle and then, leaving it in the nestie, turned it over.
Then, I used an embossing tool to go around the inside edge.
You can just make out in the photos that it does create a nice, clear impression.


Supplies.
Nestie Circle Die  /  Stamps - WPlus9 Heartfelt Holidays  /  Snowflake - Marianne Die
Glitter Card - DCWV  /  Inks - Memento Toffee Crunch and Versa Color Bisque
Sequins  /  Twine


21 comments:

Lesley Croghan said...

Wow, Caroline! This is a beauty! Love that you embossed with your die instead of an embossing folder. So happy you joined us at Merry Monday!

*Vicki* said...

Such a gorgeous design! I always love the non-traditional colors for Christmas. Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
My Blog: Stamp Smiles

Stressed Stamper said...

Not colours I would use for Christmas - but it works so well....
Sarah xx

Sue said...

This is stunning Caroline. I love the elegant design and gorgeous colours.
Sue xx

Cindy C. said...

It's really pretty!!

catherine said...

This is fabulous Caroline and it has a really nice rustic feel to it. just beautiful.
x catherine

Stampingcountry said...

Stunningly Beautiful!

Bonnie said...

What a clever way of embossing and you got such a deep emboss! Your card is gorgeous! Love the snowflake, stamping and sequins! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

debby4000 said...

What a fabulous card, love the neutral look.
luv
Debby

Karen D. said...

gorgeous card...

Nonni said...

Wow! I love the color palette and the combo of stamps and diecuts. Stunning card!

Di said...

What a fabulous card Caroline! Perfect for the Merry Monday challenge and great way to make the circle stand out with the embossed edge. To be honest, that's how I emboss shapes (mostly due to being too lazy to get the embossing tan mat out).

Hugs

Di xx

Windy Ellard said...

Beautiful card and love all your details esp. the banner with the sentiment! Thanks for sharing!

Notes by Nina said...

Stunning card Caroline, I love all these fabulous details. Thank you for playing along with us for Merry Monday.

Debbie Crowley said...

Absolutely stunning. The details are classy and elegant!

Lee said...

Love it soooo elegant.xx

Kathy Straw said...

Lovely card. The colour combo is beautiful!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Carolyn, I just adore your design and colors! Your card is really fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday this week!

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card, Caroline! Love the design and pretty colors! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Monday! :)

Deepti said...

This is so elegant, love the soft colors and subtle shimmer of the snowflake !

Bonnie Turpin said...

So pretty! I love the twine and sequins. Perfectly sweet and simple.