Dear Santa

CCT16There is a new challenge up over at Christmas Card Throwdown.  The new challenge is a technique challenge, and this time we are looking for designs that have ‘Embossed Impressions’.

I found this challenge particularly difficult, mainly because I just don’t emboss all that much.  I pulled out some watercolor paper and using some Vintage Photo Distressed Oxide, I heat embossed some clear embossing powder over this wood grained My Favorite Things (retiring) background stamp.

Then, using another sheet of watercolor paper, I stamped out a border of holiday floral images from Ellen Hutson Essentials in embossing ink and heat embossed some more clear embossing powder.  I snagged my Gansai Tambi watercolors and added some loose watercolor.   This was originally a full border on all four sides, but I ended up trimming it down.  I added some dimensional tape so the border would pop up from the wood.  Finally, to add a sentiment, I pulled some canvas paper and stamped out a Funny Bones sentiment.  I distressed the canvas paper with a little vintage photo distress oxide, and adhered it to the card, adding a dew drop so it looked like the note had been tacked onto the wood.EK Gorman CCT 16 a

I can’t wait to see what you come up with for this challenge.  Hopefully it will not be as difficult for you as it was for me!



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