Monday, 27 January 2020

It's still Rudolph Day

Rudolph Day is a very strange day indeed, because it starts on the 25th of the month and lasts all the way to the end of that month. So although today isn't the 25th, it's still Rudolph Day.

I used the "Embossed Impressions" technique which is this week's challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown  - I'm pleased to be able to use this die as it never releases the die cuts properly yet is too lovely a snowflake to throw away.  I used a blue tinsel powder for the embossing - despite using an anti static bag, the Versamark on the die  meant that it didn't just stick to the embossed lines, however as it's all still enclosed within the embossed area I think it gives it a naturally frosty look. The matting is blue mirri and I've added a stamped sentiment and a few pearls.

I am sharing this with

Rudolph Day at Scrappymo's 

Addicted to stamps and more - Holiday

Shopping Our Stash - Winter Blues

52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Embossed impressions

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 

Cardz 4 Galz - white and blue


Sue's Crafty Corner said...

What a beautiful way to use this die Jane, a fantastic card.

Sue xx

Anna M. said...

What a lovely card! The technique you used is just perfect for the snowflake die!
Thank you for sharing your wonderful work in our ATSM challenge & we hope you will join us again in the next ATSM Challenge!.

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Catie Cuddles said...

What a beautiful card.
Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts Christmas challenge blog.
Happy crafting!
Catherine x DT

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh WOW, I saw this technique and am now stalking to postie as I ordered an embossing mat so I could try it out. Love your card its so pretty and sparkly, Hazel xx

Barbara Godden said...

I love this technique and hope to try it when I locate the rubber mat. The snowflake is pretty and shame it doesn't cut well, have you tried a used dryer sheet between the die and the cardstock, (works for me) On to your card the design is very nice I love the added blue pearls to the sides of the sentiment.

Barbara Godden said...

Back again, Super job with the technique and love the sparkly blue on the snowflake, Thanks for adding it to the Winter Blues challenge at Shopping Our Stash.

Lucinda said...

I'm so glad you found a way to use this die as it is lovely. I have a few that are impossible to get the card out of too, I'll have to try this! The blue sparkle looks so pretty, I ended up brushing a lot of powder off my cards too, but I agree that here it is a bonus. Thanks for playing along at 52CCT this week.

Debbie Mageed said...

Great CAS holiday card, Jane! Love the embossing of the snowflake. Thank you for playing with us at the Cardz 4 Galz Challenge and hope you can join us again soon.

Swapna B Patil said...

Loved the effect of debossed and heat embossed focal image. Thank you for entering in ATSM, hope to see you soon..

Swapna Patil (DT Addicted to stamps and more)

Chris Dring said...

Glad you didn't chuck that die in the trash because the way you used it on this card is gorgeous! Have you tried putting wax paper between the die and paper you want to cut? That may help. Thanks for joining in at Shopping Our Stash!

Susan Renshaw said...

Love that technique!
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scrappymo! said...

I can see why you do not want to get rid of this die. It may not release cleanly but it does not have to as unreleased it has a wonderful look!

Thanks for taking part in the January Rudolph Days Challenge.

Becca Sadler said...

Wonderful embossing and I think the snowflake die is beautiful! Your Christmas card is very special! Thanks for participating in the 52 CCT technique challenge week! Becca/DT