Saturday, 11 September 2010

Red, Gold and Cream

This tree image from Penny Black always reminds me of my prefect's badge from Grammar School. I think our emblem was an apple tree, but the general shape was very similar. It's lovely isn't it!
I heat embossed this one and then overprinted it with my Rollagraph script wheel stamp, in gold pigment ink.
The sketch is from Clean and Simple and the colours are from Colour Create's challenge this time around. I made a card for their last challenge but by the time I got around to uploading it, the challenge had changed!!
The embossing at the edges was made with a Papermania folder, the sentiment was computer generated and the scallops are from a Stampin' Up punch.
I ordered a Letterpress set this morning, stupidly I forgot to order extra inks, I think I'll wait until it arrives and see how I get on with what is in the kit. If anyone has tips for me when using a Letterpress set I'd be happy to hear them!
Fussy & Fancy Friday - Christmas Colours
Fairy Fun Fridays - Embossing


  1. Another beautiful card Chrissie. I love your uncomplicated stylish cards.


  2. Beautiful take on the CAS card sketch -- I love that embossed tree! TFS
    Cheers, Karen
    alteredscrapgooking dot com

  3. oh chrissie you always make the most elegant cards,with such wonderful designs,and detail love cheryl xxx

  4. Super elegant card, Chrissie! The tree looks wonderful! Thanks for joining us at Colour Create this time around! Juliexx

  5. This is stunning Chrissie, love the elegance of the card, and the tree looks fabulous against the script background,
    big hugs
    Enfys x

  6. Another very classy card :o)
    Jackie xx

  7. This is beautiful! I think that we share the love of tree stamps!

  8. gorgeous card , love the embossing and the colours , sheila x

  9. Wow Chrissie - this is stunningly elegant - ps where can I get that script wheel thingy !?
    Great work hun
    ((hugs)) Suzie xx

  10. Perfect. I actually thought you embossed the rolled words as well. Gold pigment ink, you don't say! Great creation! Thanks for embossing with the fairies this week at Prairie FFF & enjoying Christmas colors with the Creative Inspiration team!
    This is also perfect for the CAS challenge at Crafty Cardmakers. Good luck.

  11. I love the simplicity of this card. Elegantly sone in red n gold .
    Thanks for playing FFF
    Sue x

  12. Beautiful, Chrissie, it really packs a wow! I love the colors and the gold is just so elegant. The embossing is just perfect. So happy you could join in the fun with us this fortnight at Fairy Fun Friday.

  13. What a beautiful card i like th egold embossing
    Great take on our challenge, thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy. Hope you join us next time

  14. Another image that looks like its been foiled. My sons' school emblem is an oak tree - I think the idea is along the lines of " from acorns, mighty oak tree's grow" = if not, i'll suggest it LOL

    Lovely card and gorgeous colour scheme.

    Paula x x x


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