Hi all. I have a card today for the CAS Christmas Card Challenge asking for Christmas Critters, and so I decided on the cute Mo Manning digital image of a Llasa Apso and I thought the snowflake from the Colorado Craft Co. set of stamps Big & Bold - Winter Wishes Snowflake made a suitable backdrop, and as dogs are quite excited to play in the snow I thought this sentiment from the set would work too. I also used a very old Crafter's Companion embossing folder called A Little Bit Nordic.
I started with a piece of white card embossed with the Nordic design and then I downloaded the digital image and coloured it with my Staedler Watercolour Brush Pens, scribbling the colour on my glass mat and lifting it with a waterbrush. I was quite sparing with the water as the paper I print onto is only 120gsm because my printer does not like the thick card and this is the same make as the cards I use and nice and white. I was going to leave the card at that with just the fussy cut image over the background embossing and with the sentiment, but I felt it needed something else so I decided to heat emboss the snowflake on to the embossed background using WOW Metallic Brass Embossing Powder. I wasn't sure I would get a good impression over the embossing, but it did work pretty well. You can see the dotty pattern through it a bit but I didn't think it spoilt the overall look. I finished the card with the fun sentiment which I stamped using Versafine Satin Red Ink and embossed with WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder.
It wasn't until I picked it up for another look some time later that it dawned on me that I had made a bit of an error. I won't point it out but will see who spots it..lol...actually I think it is more noticeable in the photo than in real life. I asked hubby if he could see the mistake and it did take him a good half a minute so I'm hoping that whoever I send it to will not immediately spot it.
Thank you for visiting my blog today and I'll see you again soon.
I am also entering the following challenges:
Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge - No. 309 Anything goes (optional: Thanks).
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - No. 105 Anything Christmas Goes.
Merry Little Christmas Challenge - No. 40 November - Anything Christmas Goes.
We Love Stamping November Challenge - Christmas.
Stamping Sensations Challenge - Christmas.