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Embossed Christmas tree

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I don’t think I’ve ever felt less Christmassy. Really not helped by catching this horrible cold that has been going around and then, just as I thought I might be on the mend after two weeks, getting a 24-hour stomach bug that wiped me out for another week and then, just as I’m starting to think I might be on the way to getting my energy back, catching a cold again, this time with a cough to go with it. Oh, and on top of it all, I now have acute conjunctivitis as well. I haven’t felt well in weeks and I really don’t care about Christmas this year; however, other people do and that means, at least, making some Christmas cards… Luckily I got a few done before falling ill, but others have had to be done on the better days… (Getting around to blogging them has been harder than making them, but I don’t want to be posting about Christmas cards in the New Year!)

This one was a one-off trial of Jennifer McGuire’s Embossed Impressions technique. One-off because the end result just wasn’t nice enough to justify the amount of faffing about it took to clean the stray embossing powder off the card. I might give it another go when I have more patience…

It might not have been perfect, but I could still turn it into a decent card with the application of a bit of colour, some glossy accents and a bit of gold splatter.

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  • stamps:
    Visible Image – Christmas chaos
  • dies:
    Dovecraft basics – Christmas tree
  • colour:
    watercolour – green, red
    Stuart Semple – gold acrylic paint
    Triplus fineliner – 051 willow green
  • inks:
  • pens:
    Posca PC1MR – gold
  • embossing powder:
    Wow! metallic gold rich pale
  • embellishments:
    Ranger glossy accents
  • paper and card:
    Hahnemühle Bamboo 265gsm
    Hunkydory adorable scorable pearly shimmer

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1 thought on “Embossed Christmas tree”

  1. This is so cute. I am going to try this technique sometime. I hope you are feeling better soon! I haven’t felt like Christmas this year either. I can’t wait for this year to be over. It just hasn’t been a good year. I made a lot of Christmas cards, but making the time to blog about them just hasn’t happened. Merry Christmas to you and yours!


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