Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Christmas Embossing

I am continuing my quest to get a head start on Christmas cards!  The Merry Monday Challenge for this week is any kind of embossing.  My last Christmas post was dry embossing so I thought I would focus on heat embossing this time.

Santa was stamped with Watering Can Archival Ink on watercolor paper and colored with watercolor.  Love this was so easy to add a little color and call it ready to mount!

The sentiment was heat embossed with Ranger Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder.  Because I wanted to carry that color across Santa's layering paper, I inked the edges with Versamark and then heat embossed for the shiny matching layer!

The DP is printed with "Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus" so I was careful about the strategic placement.  I inked around the edges of the DP with Distress Ink and mounted on a Kraft card base.

I also had to try it out in a different color scheme...since the DP came in multiple colors!  All of the other details are the same.
Thanks for taking a look!

Stamps:  Rubber Stampede Santa Collage, Tim Holtz Joyful Song (sentiment)

Design Paper:  DCWX Christmsa & Winter Combo Cardstock Stack


  1. Gorgeous cards, Irene! Love your embossing!

  2. Oh my gosh, what a great Santa. LOVE the softness in his expression and also love how you enhanced him with a bit of color. He's perfect with those embossed edges and that glorious sentiment. Beautiful cards to share at Merry Monday.

  3. This is my favorite Santa stamp and I adore that elegant sentiment that looks exquisite in the silver! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

  4. Fabulous cards and I love your Santa stamp - I must put that one on my wish list!
    Kath x

  5. Beautiful Christmas card and love that Santa stamp, I think I may have him.

  6. Love that Santa stamp and the beautiful vintage sentiment. Beaut Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday.