Saturday, 24 October 2015

52CCT - Technique ....

... Morning!  It's time for our technique challenge at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown and April has picked my favourite technique - Emboss Resist.  Here's my card:

Silent Night - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - A Cottage Home; Stampin' Up! - Wonderland
Inks: Versamark; Versafine - Onyx Black; Distress - Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Salty Ocean, Dusty Concord, Blueprint Sketch; SU - Garden Green
Dies: Die-namics - Pierced Rectangle Frames #3
Accessories: White Lustre Card; Silver Mirri Card; Clear Embossing Powder; Copic Markers; Glitter


I stamped the trees first, using Versamark and green on top, directly on the card and then randomly stamped some snowflakes.  I heat embossed them all with clear powder.  The fun part was next - I added colour to the card with distress inks to create the night sky and allow the snowflakes (and trees) to pop!  I added some glitter to the trees and snowflakes.  I stamped the house on white card, coloured it with Copic markers, cut it out, edged it with a black marker and added some sparkle to the house too.  I cut out a frame in silver mirri card and adhered it, using dimensional tape, over the finished image.  I decided not to add a greeting to the front of the card.  On the inside I cut a mat layer of silver mirri card and added a Christmas message to the white panel.

Silent Night inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsSilent Night sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

I'm submitting this card to CASE-ing Christmas Challenge - CCC#30 - I love Asha's winter scene with the lovely castle.  And I'm also submitting to Merry Monday - MM#175 where the team would like to see a frame.  For more inspiration with the Emboss Resist technique, check out our blog to see what the team have made for you.

This week has simply flown by.  It's so nice to have Ben and Sophie here with us, it always makes going out fun, as I look at things with a new eye!  We've been incredibly lucky with the weather this past week - temperature in excess of 70°F in mid October - a lovely Indian Summer.  We've been shopping as well as going to to see the skeletons in Northville - I'll share photos later.  That's it for now.  See you soon.

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18 comments:

Lindsey said...

Really lovely card. So much detail x

Julia Aston said...

Love the trees and snowflakes behind your wonderfully colored wintery house Deborah!

Alison C said...

Lovely background to your cute little house. I love emboss resist too so I'd better get busy.

Susangail Powell said...

I love the background sky with the snow falling - beautiful! Thanks for playing along at Merry Monday.

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Fabulous card! Thanks so much for playing with us at Merry Monday this week!

Susan Joyce said...

Charming design. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.

chrissy xx said...

Such a pretty scene..
GOrgeous colours and your Snowflakes look so delicate.
Chrissyxx

Notes by Nina said...

So pretty, Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Donna Nuce said...

I love this large and beautifully colored house! So gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at CASE-ing Christmas!

StephC said...

This is lovely! What a fantastic take on Asha's card this month. So glad you joined us at CASE-ing Christmas!

Emily Dee said...

This is really pretty with that silver frame, and I love the background you created with the trees and snowflakes! Well done! Thank you for playing with us at CASE-ing Christmas.

Mynn Kitchen said...

Deb, this looks FABULOUS!!! I LOVE the frame you added around the gorgeous scene you created--this card is a show stopper! Thank you SO MUCH for joining us at CASE-ing Christmas! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

fabiola jaques said...

elle fait rever cette maison Deborah, parfaite pour fêter noel en famille, biz

Tanja said...

love your fantastic background - beautiful Christmas card

Patricia Hays said...

The snowflakes are so pretty falling upon the cottage. You did a wonderful job with the resist for the sky.

cohenna said...

Beautiful!! Thank you for joining us at CASE-ing Christmas :)

Rocky said...

So pretty, love that sky shading and the frame is a great idea. Thank you for sharing it with us at CASE-ing Christmas.

Claire Broadwater said...

Deborah, this is just amazing! I love the frame for this gorgeous scene you created. The colors are just beautiful! So happy you joined us at CASEing Christmas this month! XX

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