Using Embossing to create Texture!

Last week at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown, they challenged us to using the Embossing technique. Because I already had my folders out, I decided to go further into embossing.

I purchased this adorable Santa by Stamping Bellas called Santa is Stuck, I coloured the image using Copic markers. Note: I stamped two images into Neenah Solar White paper, and the other on Ranger’s Surfaces Specialty Stamping Paper, The latter paper did not work well with Copic markers and they did not blend well. I included it into my blog to show the unsuspected poor results.

Card 1 – I used a brick patterned stencil and Dreamweaver paste to create the textured white brick background. I also embossed and cut our a small strip of red brick using  the folder from Marianne Design Embossing Folder and Die – Bricks. To colour the stamped image, I used Copics on Neenah Paper. Sentiment is from SSS.

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Card 2 – I used the embossing folder from the Marianne Design Embossing Folder and Die – Bricks set to create the textured background. To colour the stamped image, I used Copics on the Ranger Paper. Sentiment is from the same Santa is Stuck stamp set.

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Card 3 – I used both the folder and die from the Marianne Design Embossing Folder and Die – Bricks set to create the textured background. To colour the stamped image, I used Copics on theNeenah Paper. Sentiment is from the same Santa is Stuck stamp set.

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I have entered Card 1 into the 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown – Pick a Previous – Sketch Challenge

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I entered Card 3 into the Christmas Card Challenge – #46

UPDATE:

I received an HM at 52{Christmas} Card Throwdown.

5 comments

  1. Mandy LaCroix says:

    This is FABULOUS! Great card!
    Thanks for sharing it over at Christmas Card Challenges!

  2. Susan Powell says:

    I love all the texture from the brick wall! Great card. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges.

  3. Monica says:

    Love that background!
    Thanks for playing with us at Christmas Card Challenges!
    Monica – CCC DT

  4. This is a super series of cards! You’ve used that sketch brilliantly here. Love the brick theme too! Fantastic work. Thanks again for playing along with 52CCT this week! Deborah, DT.

  5. Laurie says:

    LOVE the texture! such a fun card.Thanks for sharing at The Christmas Card Challenges, so happy you joined us!