Thursday, 21 June 2018

Masculine Christmas card

The challenge over at CAS Christmas  is to make a card suitable for a chap.

Here I began by die cutting a couple of fir trees and inking the trunks with Versamark. I sprinkled  a little distress embossing powder over them and heat set. then I inked the rest of the trees and randomly added embossing powder in two shades of green, plus some verdigris powder.
I then inked just the right hand side of the trees and added some sea foam white powder, hopefully to give the impression of snow.
These were stuck to a front panel (Creative Dies wonky stitched frame) of the card beside a square aperture  (SSS die) through which a little dry embossed snow (Sheena Douglass EF) can be seen.
The sentiment was stamped and heat embossed in Gold!
It's also for the challenge at CAS Mix Up this time.
Here we have the layered embossing powders, stamping, dry embossing and die cutting.
Looking at where I positioned the trees, it looks as though I should have put the 'snow' on the left side of the trees, or put them on the other side of the aperture! I may change them over!


  1. The layering and colours on your embossed trees is beautiful Chrissie. Love that you've added the snow embossing on the one side. Wonderful design with your snowy aperture. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Christmas!

  2. ... and thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up as well!

  3. I love how you've layered the embossing powders on these trees! Wonderful mix of colors and I love the "snow" on the edge of the branches! The embossed snow inside the aperture completes the look! Awesome card, Chrissie! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Christmas and CAS Mix Up!

  4. Chrissie, great layers of textures - the line-like texture on the front panel, the dry embossed snow behind it, and the fantastic, layered embossed trees on the top! Love that you added the sea foam white powder only on the right side. Thanks for playing along at CAS Christmas! Hideko xx

  5. Beautiful CAS design with so much texture from your CS, snow and gorgeous Layered heat Embossed trees. TFS Chrissie and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs...

  6. Beautiful CAS and the layering technique on those fabulous trees looks fabulous, such a unique and wonderful effect. Thank you for joining in the fun technique at The CAS Mix Up Challenge x.

  7. Beautiful mix of colors on your shimmery embossed trees Chrissie! love that dry embossed snow inside the frame too! thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! Julia xx

  8. Oh my Chrissie, such an elegant card. Love this whole design for those precious layered heat embossed trees. Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up!

  9. beautiful layout, I love your window with the snow and your embossed trees are so pretty with the layers of colours. Thanks for joining us at CAS Christmas.

  10. Hi Chrissie hunting around at layered embossing.
    Do love this!
    Grand card!!
    Hugs Shaz in Oz. X

  11. So pretty. Every detail is just right. TFS. Daria


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