Embossed Edges

I’ve been busying making Christmas cards for two card sets I promised as prizes (for two different places).

This was a fairly simple card to make, but had quite a bit of embossing – both wet and dry, so was a little time-consuming.

I began with a green cardbase.  I cut a white cardtopper, sightly shorter than the base, so it would leave a small border.  The white card was then embossed using a Christmas holly EF.

I lightly sponged that with gold ink, then glued it down onto the base.

Next I cut a strip of the same green card, then wet embossed it with a swirl stamp. Provided the stamp wasn’t too thick, you could use a leaf/branch type stamp.  It’s really just to give a little depth.

Next I cut a piece of kraft, stamped it with a Kaisercraft Christmas stamp, then embossed with gold around all four sides. See this tutorial from Inspired by Stamping, for instructions on how to do the embossed edges. (You can also enter their WHW #121 challenge on that same page.)

I cut out a poinsettia using a Spellbinders Poinsettia die set.  I dry embossed it as well, then lightly rubbed some gold ink over the embossed areas, giving it more depth and texture.

I laid everything out on the card before gluing to ensure they were all well placed.  Once I was happy with that, both the green strip and the kraft greeting were attached.

Last I added the poinsettia, which I’d shaped by using my fingers only, gluing each layer with Glossy Accents.  Last but not least, I added a brownish gold rhinestone.

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