Friday, 2 March 2012

Challenge Card - Embossed Christmas Card

Hello Everyone,

Feeling better today and hopefully normal service will be resumed :)

And having picked up where I left of, here is a quick and easy tent card I made for Hazel's CHNC Challenge 61 - use a ribbon and/or a charm.

I chose to use ribbon, though it's kind of understated as the embossed panel is the main feature of this card. The greeting has been heat embossed using gold powder onto the ornate mirri label, a gift from my lovely friend, Marie-Louise - many thanks M-L ... and the ribbon is threaded through it and then wrapped around the matted panel. This was then adhered to the card base before adding a brad and a gem ...  as easy as that.

Here's what I used to make it:

  • An A4 sheet of brown card folded to make an A5 card base.
  • Red card trimmed to be slightly smaller than the front of the card.
  • White card trimmed to the size of the embossing folder.
  • Cuttlebug & embossing folder from the All-In-One Twinkle set
  • Ornate gold mirri die-cut label - gift from M-L :)
  • Brad and topaz yellow gem from stash

And really that's all there is for now. The March edition of the Craft Stamper magazine arrived a couple of days ago and I'm so taken with the free IndigoBlu stamp of some March hares, that I'm in the process of planning a card using it ... should be completed later today.

In the meantime, I'm off out on a quick trip to town to get my photo taken :( It's time to renew the photograph on my driver's licence. The DVLC deem it necessary every few years - and they charge you for doing it too. Over a lifetime that could be a goodly number of photographs - and quite a few fees of £20! Quite a nice little earner for them, I'd say!!!

Happy crafting folks,


  1. Glad to see I'm not the only one making Christmas cards! I agree all this renew your photo license is earning a fortune for someone other than us! Oh well. Glad you're feeling a bit better. Zo xx

  2. Glad to see you back on the horse and in full flow with your creative dabbling...loving the embossing! Sarah at 1 having a late WOYWW peek and blog nose on Friday!

  3. very elegant card ~wow ~love it!!
    vanessa xx

  4. Thanks for your comment on my blog, Elizabeth. Glad you're feeling better. Your card is super - love the embossing and the ribbon sets it off beautifully - a very classy and elegant card - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 61 - hope to see you again soon - new challenge tomorrow morning x

  5. Hi Elizabeth,

    I was down and out with the flu most of this week. I do love embossing and have bought some fine detail embossing powder to try on the one stamp that I have that has so much detail. I will be getting my versamark pad out soon!


  6. Hi Elizabeth. I'm so glad you are feeling a bit better. I love the cards you've been creating recently, the embossing is gorgeous.
    Good Luck with the driving licence and have a good weekend.
    hugs Lisax

  7. Fab embossing Elizabeth, lovely card simple but stylish.
    hugs Elaine

  8. Thanks for your comments on my blog. Your card is stunning and love how you have laid it out. Well done.

  9. Glad you are feeling better and your card is fab! My husband brought the new Craft Stamper home for me tonight - I agree, the free stamp is brilliant. I can't wait to use it. xx

  10. What a very classy Christmas card. :)

  11. This is lovely Elizabeth, and the one you made for Handy Hippo, love them both. Hope you're feeling better again soon.


  12. So glad you are feeling better Elizabeth! your card is beautiful as always, Hugs May x x x

  13. Very elegant card. Love the embossing!

  14. WOW this is so elegant and lovely.

    We go for a new drivers license every four years. They take our photos, no retakes allowed. I swear if I looked as bad IRL as I do in those photos I'd check into the intensive care unit of the nearest hospital or possibly the morgue. Only consolation is everyone else looks just a dreadful.
    So happy you are feeling better.
    Hugs & Blessings


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