Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Bah! Humbug! Challenge 9 --- Embossing!

Bah! Humbug! challenge this week is EMBOSSING!  Those ladies really know my favorite techniques!  I like texture on my cards and one of the best ways to create this is by embossing.  Of course embossing can be done in a number of ways, but today I chose to use a couple of Cuttlebug folders and Spellbinders dies.

Mo Manning's Christmas Fairy holds the candy of Christmas -- candy canes!  I have a habit of coloring images without a specific dp or theme in mind, which often results in unusual or non-traditional color schemes.  This was one of those times.  I wanted a chiffon-like feel to her dress and wings so went with a light peach Copics combo.  The candy canes, of course, are red and white, but an understated red.  Well, then came today when I wanted to use this image and wasn't sure what paper to use.  I don't have any Christmas dp to match, but the idea of embossing for texture solved my dilema. The card base is embossed with Cuttlebug Brocade.  The Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 16 is turned 45 degrees to make a better background for the image.  Using 2 sizes I made the frame to match the card base then mounted that on a full sized tracing made from ivory cs.  The ivory is embossed with Cuttlebug Polka Dots. 

Here's a close-up and below is the inside with the labels to match the front.  I actually found candy cane stickers in my stash so used one to accent the inside.

Well, enough about my card.  Be sure to visit Bah! Humbug! and meet Judith and Fiona, guest designers for the month of March.  As Ann and Max said in their post, "you're about to be SPOILED STUPID!" That's how fantastic their creations are!  Now, be off with ya --- of course feel free to leave me a little love before ya go!

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Carmen O. said...

So cute and this card sure puts a smile on my face! I love all the embossing and of course your beautiful coloring. great design and color choices. Beautifully done!

Stacy said...

This is adorable! Her dress looks sooo pretty and soft! Wonderful card!

Rose Petal said...

Hello Barb. What a fantastic creation. Beautiful image and your design and the embossing is just perfect. Happy crafting.
With love, Sandra xxx

Ann said...

wow this is a stunner Barb - just love the image and what a find having candy embellishments too. Perfect.
Ann Xxx
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Hazel said...

Love the image and the colours and, of course, the embossed texture. You might like to also enter it into my CHNC challenge 10 which this week is also asking for the use of embossing - and there's a random prize this week x

Nancy said...

Oh Barb, this card is so cute! Love the pink and the embossing. The image is so sweet, and your candy canes inside the card are a perfect touch!


Rita said...

Barb, I just love your card, the layout is brilliant. Hugs Rita xxx

Max said...

Leaving you some lurrrrrrve Barb! The least I can do as you're always so kind with your comments about Bah! Humbug!
Would never have thought to use that brocade embossing folder for a Christmas card, but it looks fabulous! Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug! and for your

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DonnaMundinger said...

Oh this is just beautiful, Barb! WOW, the colors are yummy! And I don't have Labels 16 yet. Guess what's next on my list! xxD

Karen Murray said...

This is so beautiful and I LOVE the colors!

Kathyk said...

Really lovely card