Sylvia's monthly Christmas Card challenge.
January's theme is embossing so I have incorporated both dry embossing and thermal embossing in my card.
I started by laser printing this Christmas rose and holly digital image from Beccy's Place. I added the gold embossed greeting using my handmade stamping jig, watercoloured the images and glued them to a black layer. I punched a slot (SU) on the top left hand side and strung a piece of red vintage seam binding through it.
I mounted it to a green embossed layer (CB-Swiss Dot) using 3D foam tape and adhered the ends of the seam binding to the back using double sided tape. I then glued this element to a red card front.
Here is a look at my handmade stamping jig - I used Legos to make it!! It works really well and I have put it in my tools drawer to be used next time I need to stamp an image in an exact location.
UPDATE: For those who asked: I have used a piece of vellum to stamp my greeting on and saved it in a envelope stored with my jig. You can also use a piece of acetate (transparency or packaging works well). This method allows you to reuse the acetate if you use dye ink to stamp with as it will wipe right off the plastic.
I am submitting this card design to the following challenges:
Christmas cards all year round - anything goes
Sylvia's Christmas card challenge - embossing
Beccy's Place - any project with one of her images
It feels good to be back to cardmaking!!