Monday, July 14, 2014

Christmas in July

Today it got up to almost 80 degrees and here I am working on a Christmas card! The challenge this week at SweetStamps is to use gold and/or I used both. The frame stamp called "Elegant Scrollwork" is one of my favorites from SweetStamps. It is so beautiful when embossed! I used vellum and colored in the corners just a bit by inking the back side of the vellum with TH Distress Ink "Antique Linen"

I used 2 different brands of embossing powder: Rubber Stampede (silver) and PSX (gold). They melt differently...the silver gets smoother, but I prefer the texture of the gold. The embossing "ink" is Top Boss "Tinted". The 'Merry Christmas' sentiment stamp is from Stampin' Up. It is mounted on gold foil paper and popped up a bit using Scrapbook Adhesives squares.

To stamp the 2 silver trees I first cut a mask of the tree then held it carefully in place while stamping both side trees. I don't usually use gold and silver together...but this time I like it!

I'm entering this in the challenges at - #177 Gold and/or Silver - #98 Christmas in July


Dee's Craft Room said...

Fab card, I love the scrollwork and your embossing. Thank you for joining in with all of the Christmas fun at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Irish Cherokee said...

Beautiful Card. Love the gold and silver on this. The slight color in the corners is a nice touch.

julie1 said...

gorgeous card, thank you for joining us at whoopsie daisy, good luck hope to see you again, xx

Nicoletta said...

Beautiful and elegant card!
Thanks for joining us at TSM challenge!

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Whoopsi Daisy