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Monday, 25 January 2021

Christmas Circles - Robin Amongst the Holly

Hi all.  This card features a Chocoloate Baroque stamp set of two circular designs, one with candles and foliage and this sweet little robin sitting in the holly.  I also used a Crafter's Companion Embossing Folder called Entwined Holly.  It  is the 25th of the month and so time for Mo's Rudolph Days Challenge which runs until the end of the month, and a great opportunity to get some cards made every month.  I will try and do better this year than I did last! 

I started with a piece of blue card just under 6" square and embossed the Entwined Holly on to it, doing it twice to cover the square piece of card.  I then highlighted the pattern with some silver gilding wax, very lightly but just enough to bring out the pattern.  I then adhered this to the white base card.  

I then die cut a circle using a stitched die from The Works and stamped the robin using Versamark and heat embossed using WOW Silver Metallic Embossing Powder.  I then cut another slightly larger stitched circle from a darker blue and matted it to the stamped topper.  I finished the card with a sentiment also stamped and heat embossed with the Silver Metallic EP on to the darker blue card and cut it into this angled shape and added it to the card as you can see.  


The gilding is very shiny in real life but is difficult to see but I think you can just make out a bit of it on the raised pattern.

Thank you for your visit today and I'll see you again soon.

 






I am also entering the following challenges:

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - No. 86 Anything Christmas Goes.
Merry Little Christmas Challenge - January No. 30 Anything Christmas Goes.
Lets Squash It!! - No. 4 Use any Embossing Folder and an Animal (I noticed someone else had used a bird so hope this is acceptable).



18 comments:

  1. The embossing of that robin design really makes it look so very elegant. A wonderful Christmas design.

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  2. beautiful image of the Robin and I love the simplicity of the silver embossing with the embossed background.

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  3. What a beautiful card, Pat. The subtle gilding on the embossed background is perfect and I love the embossing image. xx

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  4. This challenge is a good incentive to make at least one card a month through the year. This one is lovely using a favourite rob8in stamp - I've had mine for years.

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  5. A lovely card Pat - I really like the stamp you've used too.
    Kath x

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  6. A great card Pat - the embossed robin is lovely and am glad you weren't tempted to colour him in! Fab make. x

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  7. A beautiful combination of the dry and heat embossing, the result is a very pretty and elegant card!

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  8. Hello Pat, I love the silver embossing and the robin is gorgeous, such a pretty card done in the blue and silver, Kate x

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  9. Such a delicate image with a pretty and intricate embossed holly background! Thank you so much for playing along with the first Rudolph Days Challenge of 2021.
    Linda, DT

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  10. beautiful and so very elegant looking mf.
    xx Karen

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  11. What a delicate and pretty card Pat. The silver embossing looks fabulous and the dry embossing adds marvellous texture. I like how you did the sentiment strip too x.

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  12. What a beautiful card. I love the gilding wax on the embossing folder. The robing looks stunning in the silver. Hugs Mrs A.

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  13. Such a dainty, pretty card, Pat! Thanks for playing at Let's Squash It! Jo x

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  14. This is so sweet and really an elegant looking card Pat

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  15. what a gorgeous and very elegant card, Pat! I love it!

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  16. Your card is so elegant looking. The bird is amazing highlighted with the gilding wax like that. With the embossed frame around it, the bird and shrubbery look so pretty.

    Thanks for taking part in the first Rudolph Days Challenge of this year.

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  17. What a stunning card, thanks for playing along with us at THAIC.

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  18. Oooh, elegant and beautiful. Birds very acceptable and very cute one it is too. Thanks for joining the fun at Let's Squash It! Hugz

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