9/30 Embossed in Gold for Christmas

I've been rediscovering my love for embossing. There's just nothing like teaching someone how to emboss and seeing their face absolutely light up with joy at the results. It's one of the things that really "hooked" me when I was first learning how to stamp way back when!! With Christmas on the way, it's time to keep those embossing powders handy as they add such elegance to your cards and projects.

Today's card has an unexpected pairing of colors. I took my inspiration from a party dress I saw at a local store. It was turquoise with a lacey gold overlay. The look was so unexpected that I took notice and as soon as I got home, I tried to recreate that look on a card. It's probably not to everyone's liking, but I like the unexpected when it comes to Christmas cards. You'll also notice that it's flat. When you are embossing, there is so much flash and shine with the gold that you really don't need to add a lot of embellishments!


Stamps: A Cardinal Christmas
Paper: Very Vanilla, Brushed Gold, Tempting Turquoise
Ink: Versa Mark
Tools: Heat Tool, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, 2 1/2" Circle Punch
Accessories: Gold Embossing Powder
Adhesives: Multi Purpose Liquid Glue

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Kay Kalthoff is a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in Lino Lakes, Minnesota stamping, caring and sharing with customers and demonstrators locally and nationally!


Anonymous said…
I agree about embossing. It is a little "miracle" to watch and a great way to introduce cardmaking to someone. Thanks for another inspiring card!

Sue McNeill
I smiled when you reminded us about that first joy of embossing! I rmember that "wow" feeling. And ... embossing is sooo easy ... I wonder why I don't do more of it! Hugs Andrea xxx