Hi there! I'm sorry I posted so little in the last week, but we celebrated my son's second birthday and lots of stuff was going on around here. I missed crafting and blogging but you should have seen his big smile on his birthday party!!
Ok, let's get to the point. Sure you know Cath's Moxie Fab blog, a place chocking full of inspiration, trends analisis, spotlight on new stuff and... yes, challenges!!! Last week she focused on different trends on Xmas crafts, and I plan to give a go to all of them. It's a good way to get out of your comfort zone and try new things, so why not?
This card is for the "Clean and Graphic" challenge. Check it here.
I really like the results, and I'm sorry for the crappy image, the light today is awful because it's raining!.
Probably heat embossing doesn't really make it into "clean" cathegory but hey, I couldn't resist it. I just love embossing. So the stitched frame is embossed with super fine detail gold embossing powder and the holly was stamped with pigment ink and then heat embossed with clear powder. Also added a tiny dot of Xmas red stickles. But no mess. Still clean, you see? ;) The sentiment was stamped in red chalk ink.
Be sure to check all the challenges, they're fun!! And also a great way to begin building your Xmas cards stash in advance, which is perfect for me as we'll be moving back to Spain in november so I'll be way too busy unpacking and with little time for cardmaking. *Big sigh*
And of course, as every monday there's a new challenge at the Hero Arts blog. This week it's all about masculine. Have a look here!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week everyone!
Supplies: White cardstock; Stamps: Hero Arts CL232 "Jolly Xmas", Hero Arts CL266 "Mix&Match Elements"; Ink: Colorbox Pigment and Chalk queues; Other: Tsukineko Clear embossing powder, Ranger Superfine Detail embossing powder in gold.