It's my turn to choose the challenge at Merry Monday this week.
This is what I chose.
Need I say it? I LOVE embossing. Especially the dry embossing.
And this is one of my favorite embossing folders.
I did some partial embossing to leave a space in the middle for a sentiment.
(There are lots of tutorials on the web about how to do this.)
And I added a scored line on the edge of each embossed section.
I die cut the smaller flowers from my Spellbinders Poinsettia die
and used Loll's technique to shade and shape it.
What a difference this makes!
Then I added a few gold beads to the center of the flower and
added punched pine sprigs and a bit of ribbon underneath.
This is one of the few cards that started with a firm idea and
actually turned out the way I envisioned it.
That doesn't happen very often!
Since I used die cuts and punched pieces,
I'm linking up to
Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge.
Where I am this month's Guest Designer.
My snippets for the poinsettia will let me in to
Pixies Snippet Playground.
I hope you'll pull out your embossing folders or powders and join us at
I'm so glad you stopped by.
Stamps: Christmas Wishes (Verve)
Ink: Soft Suede, Real Red, Garden Green
Paper: Very Vanilla, Real Red, Garden Green, Bronze snippets
Other: Powdered Sugar EF (Sizzix), Poinsettia Die (Spellbinders), Gold Beads (stash), Vanilla Velvet Ribbon (SU retired), Simply Scored
All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted