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Monday, January 1, 2018

Merry Monday #271 - Embossing!

Happy New Year and Merry Monday everyone!! I hope 2018 finds you full of crafting ambition to get this year's holiday cards started! Everyone else is watching football, am I right? Anyway, Linda S. hosts this week for Challenge #271 - embossing, either dry or heat. I just love her inspiration card by My Card Attic.


I went with dry embossing since I had a TON of embossing folders littering my couch (trying to organize - New Year's Resolution #1). Here's my card:

Supplies - Paper - DCWV Ms Sparkle A2 cards (2 shades of green); Tim Holtz kraft metallic
Embossing folder - Sizzix 657981 Joy with Frame (retired)
Die - Penny Black 51-278 Peaceful Wishes
Other - Pine Needles Distress Marker & Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide Ink

I originally embossed an entire card front but used a bit too much pressure and the paper got all shredded - oops. So I sliced off the back and used that piece to emboss, then cut it down & layered onto a softer green card. I thought the joy embossed piece would look good with a dove die cut and nothing else - very easy to mass produce. I enhanced the embossing with a bit of Distress Marker and rubbed some Distress Oxide Ink over it for some shimmer.

Thanks for stopping! I'm off to take down my Christmas decorations, provided I'm not too tired after helping my parents "undecorate" their tree yesterday. Hope you have a crafty New Year and please visit Merry Monday to check out the rest of the Design Team cards - they are fabulous!! If you have any crafty resolutions, I'd love to hear them!

19 comments:

Susan Joyce said...

Such a pretty green Linda and teamed with the gold dove created a lovely Christmas card. Happy New Year!

Lin said...

WOW, Linda, this is so pretty! What a lovely combination!

JoAnn said...

Very pretty embossed card Linda. The gold dove is perfect with it.
Happy New Year.

Betty Keefe said...

great start to the new year of Merry Monday, Linda - lovely card!

Rosemary said...

beautiful design, linda!! wishing you a very happy new year!!

Linda said...

Lovely card Linda. And the gold dove is so perfect. Happy New Year.

Lady Joyful said...

Lovely card. Happy New Year!

Leanne said...

What a great embossing folder you used, love the dove on the front too, great card, very elegant! Cheers, L:)

Jean said...

Absolutely perfect for the challenge! Great color combo!

Judy1223 said...

Linda, I love this embossing folder, the way you added some distress ink to make the design pop, and that gold dove is gorgeous! (I'll have to check out that die!) I just "undecorated" my tree, but I'm not running it outside until the snow stops. Thanks for the inspiration this week at Merry Monday...and Happy New Year!

Marcia HIll said...

Beautiful card all in green Linda, and love the little pop of gold with the Dove die...SOOO pretty! And thanks for enabling...I had seen the Dove die just recently on another card but didn't know who made it, and you led me right to it and into my cart it went! Hope you're having a great start to your New Year!! :0)

Kelly Lunceford said...

This is GORGEOUS!!!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ I LOVE the gold and green....absolutely stunning!

Darnell said...

Oooh, what a deep lush green this is, Linda! It has the "feel" of a rich hand-sewn velvet and that gold dove is fantastic in the middle of the O!! Happy New Year!! Hugs, Darnell

Notes by Nina said...

Happy New Year! I love the rich green with the gold

Greta said...

Wonderful use of that folder, Linda--the dove is perfect! #1 goal for me is purging & organizing--as it was last year--haha! So overwhelming when stuff has accumulated for 20 years!

Bonnie said...

I love the rich green card with the embossing, Linda! And that gold dove is perfect!

Trina P. said...

Striking card, Linda. Gold and green has always been a favourite combo of mine. I don’t have very many EF, but it does add beautiful dimension and texture. Great card. xx

JD/ Jill said...

Pretty card! Very elegant!

Heather Doran said...

Gorgeous card, Linda! The embossed bg is so elegant and the addition of ink and shimmer looks great! Love the way the gold dove really pops against it! As you say it's a great design for mass producing.