Sunday, October 26, 2014

Embossed Christmas gift card holders



I kept on playing with my embossing powder and decided to get some gift cards ready for the upcoming Christmas season.These 2 were die cut with Accucut gift card die using Kraft paper. I then stamped a back ground Elegant Fronds from JustRite I also embossed the ornament from JustRite and the ribbon from Ribbons,tapes and lace with a pretty green pearl embossing powder.
  I cut the embossed ribbon piece in 1/2 and matted it with the kraft paper under the ornament.( I did this because it was too short to fit across the width of the card.) I used pop dots to add the ornament.
  I embossed the holly stamp randomly on the card and embossed it to make my own background. I stamped the ornament and embossed it as well. ( I die cut it with the coordinating Spellbinders die.) I used the same trick of cutting the embossed ribbon and hiding the space under the ornament to make it fit on the card.
  I hope you learned a new trick today with the too short embossed ribbon by cutting to make a too short piece to fit.
  I will be entering these in the JustRite Christmas blog hop Friday Challenge,and Mod Squads favorite Technique challenge.
  Thanks for stopping
Donna

" When I stand before God at the end of my life, I hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and I could say,"I used everything you gave me" Erma Bombeck Writer

Simple embossed Kraft and Burgandy Christmas card



   I just kept on playing with my embossing powders and background stamps after I finished my brothers card. This time I kept with the Kraft paper and then embossed with a pretty burgundy pearl embossing powder. I used Elegant Fronds background stamp by JustRite. I also stamped the ornament from JustRite's Noel Christmas Ornaments stamp set, which I die cut with the Spellbinders that coordinates with it.
  I used a corner rounder on the corners of the embossed piece. I then cut it toward the bottom and then cut off about 3/4 of an inch. I then attached it to the card leaving the space between the 2 pieces for the words to fit.I then attached the ornament on the side with foam tape.This was a simple and easy card that could easily be made in volume for Christmas cards.
   This is a card I am entering over at JustRite for their Christmas card linky party for their Friday challenge. and over at Mod Squad Challenge blog favorite technique challenge. 
   Thanks again for stopping and I hope this inspires you to start your Christmas cards.
 Donna
   

" When I stand before God at the end of my life, I hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and I could say,"I used everything you gave me" Erma Bombeck Writer

Pretty embossed fall leaves


   This is a card I made for my twin brothers birthday which is on the 30th. Pretty but yet not too feminine.
  I stamped JustRite's Autumn leaves background stamp on Kraft paper with versa mark ink.I then used a pretty orange pearl embossing powder.I stamped the saying from JustRite's Cupcake wishes stampset and embossed it on the bottom of the card along with a flourish. I then added a ribbon on the top embossed layer of the cart ( I cut it a bit to leave space at the bottom of the card to put my saying.
   I die cut the oak leave and then rubbed versa mark on it and embossed it with the orange pearl embossing powder.I attached it with foam dots onto the card.
   I love to emboss and this background stamp was just screaming to be embossed in this pretty orange pearl embossing powder. I am entering this in Mod Squad challenge blog Your favorite things contest. You are to make a card using your favorite card making technique. Embossing is on the top of my list.
   Thanks for stopping. I hope you all got out side and enjoyed our lovely fall.
Donna
 
" When I stand before God at the end of my life, I hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and I could say,"I used everything you gave me" Erma Bombeck Writer
 
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