Wednesday, March 2, 2011

E is for Embossing

Good morning, it is time for another ABC Christmas Challenge and this week the theme is
E for Embossing
You must create a Christmas card that uses either heat or dry embossing and you must use at least 3 different embellishments

We have two great sponsors this week who are offering some fantastic prizes for 3 lucky participants.

Sponsor Simon Says Stamp - $15 shopping Voucher


Stamp Boutique
1st Prize = 3 digi stamps
2nd Prize = 2 digi stamps

For my card this week I have used the oh so sweet James with his pile of presents from LOTV and coloured him with Copics.  I have used papers from the Basic Grey Jovial collection as the background and matted my image with a mat that I made using some Coredinations cardstock which has been embossed in my Cuttlebug and then sanded lightly to reveal the core colour.

My card inadvertently became an easel card when I finished layering all my papers and image and realize that I had built the card upside down. As top opening cards don't tend to stand well I cut the front off and turned it into an easel card.  I used another embossed piece of cardstock as a mat for my sentiment which I heat embossed and then I uses some distress inks to tone it to match my card.
The card was finished off with a sheer red ribbon bow, a poinsettia  and some bling.

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope that you have been inspired to join us. Be sure to stop by the
ABC Christmas Challenge blog and see the gorgeous card that the rest of the DT have created.

This card will be entered into the following challenges;



Rach said...

A gorgeous christmas card Carissa, thank you for joining us @ friday sketchers. hugs rachxx

Céline said...

Hi Carissa,
please to meet you at fussy and fancy. your card is amazing !!!!! i love how you've used the embossing
thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy this week

Dorte said...

Top opening cards is a new one for me!! Think your easel card is better ;)
James and all his presents is cute. I love the Basic Grey paper you have used together with the embossing.
hugs Dorte

Helen said...

This is gorgeous Carissa - I love those papers, and James is so cute!
Helen x

Jayne Hayward said...

This is one of my favourite images and you have coloured him in beautifully. Great embossing and love the dp.

Jayne xx

Miria said...

Gorgeous easel card, Carissa. Thank you for joining Winter Wonderland this week, hugs, Miria

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Carissa :-) this is one of my fave LOTV stamps ,, very cute ,,, I love this :-)

Lols x x x

Delphine said...

Gorgeous easel card, Carissa! The image is adorable, your papers and embellies gorgeous and I love the layout! Hugs Delphine xx

Jess Willison said...

Gorgeous! Love your colouring, and what a priceless image!

Linda said...

Hi Carissa I love all the embossing on the card and your colour choice is perfect. Good save in turning your card into an easel card it is so annoying when you find you have stuck your image on the wrong way up. Thanks for joining us this week at Winter Wonderland love Linda

Marushy said...

It's wonderful card and so cute image. Your colouring is perfect.

Thanks for joining Cutie Sunday this week.


Heidi said...

This is so adorable! I love that it's and easal card! I love all of th embellishments!

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

love this image :) Your card is amazing. Thanks for joining Cutie Sunday this week......


Nadine said...


wow, wunderschön.
Da stimmt einfach alles.

Danke für deine Teilnahme bei Cutie Sunday.

Liebe Grüße Nadine

Anonymous said...

tehehhee!! James is lovely! I love the easel cards... and yours is just perfect so your accident was a great one! hugs Samantha :0)

Lisette Morris said...

Adorable! Very Sweet holiday card! Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy.