Saturday, December 8, 2012

Just Us Girls #166 - Technique Challenge

Happy Saturday!  Only three weekends until Christmas!  I'm so behind since my mom broke her hip on Thanksgiving.  I've been so busy tending to her needs and visiting her in the rehab center, that I don't have anything done yet.  I don't even have a wreath on my door! 
But since it's Saturday, it's time for a new Just Us Girls challenge.  Our lovely Lynn has chosen an easy one that we all use regularly...embossing.  And it could be heat or dry embossing. 
I've used a technique that I recently learned at the Online Card Classes:  Holiday Card Workshop.  If you took the class, you'll see I CASED Julie Ebersole's card!  I just loved hers!  The technique is super easy.  I ran Vintage Cream cardstock through a Cuttlebug folder, then used E51 and BG10 copic markers to very randomly lightly lay down some color on the embossed paper.  Then I pounced some Picket Fence stain on top and heated it to dry (you could leave it to dry, but I was impatient!).  It creates a look like marble!  I then added some Vintage Photo distress ink around the edges to shabby it up a bit.  The pattern paper is from Signature Christmas by My Mind's Eye.  I also embossed the front of the card with a linen plate from PTI.  The snowflakes are from the It's Snowing cut file from My Time Made Easy.  I used Soft Sky cardstock and ran them through my Zyron machine and added some chunky glitter to them.  I also added a light blue crystal brad to one. 
The JUGs design team are posting their creations, so please stop at these blogs to see what they did!



Caroline said...

Lisa this is gorgeous I love the design and the colours are so beautiful. Caroline xxx

Andrea M said...

Love how you made the embossing a focal point! Such a beautiful card Lisa!

Lynn said...

So, so the touch of rustic feel on this! Awesome!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Cute card! Great use use of embossing, and I love the placement of your snowflakes -- well balanced!

Marisa said...

Great technique and a fun way to showcase embossing! Love the snowflakes and that DP strip you used too.

Hope your mom is healing well ((hugs))

Maria Levine said...

So pretty! Love the "look"! Fabulous job!

Ira Huberts said...

Such a cool technique with a fab effect! Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, happy holidays to you and your loved ones, hugs, Ira xox


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