Friday, 27 July 2018

Christmas village

Good evening everyone 

I've been trying to look for this blood moon but it's too cloudy here tonight so I may not see it well

I've never really used embossing folders probably because they all turned out wrong for me lol.   I looked on Google for the best ways .

I used this stunning crafters companion 3D Christmas village embossing folder. You can go here to buy one :
3D embossing folder

My first photo was done using black card to emboss with then using my fingers to rub silver gilding polish over the raised details. It was like it came to life, was so detailed. I then used white gel pen to highlight a few areas.

I had no snowy affect acetate so created my own by using my white gel pen on the acetate to create the snow. I then used the acetate to wrap around the front of the card. 

My second card was made by inking the debossed side of the embossing folder with distressed blue oxide ink.

 I then used a paintbrush with some water to paint the raised detail and used my white gel pen for highlights .  Lastly I put glitter on it. 
I distressed the sentiment and snowflake dies with the same ink . 

Really interesting and fun and easy to do. Something I shall start doing more 

Habe a lovely evening 


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Digi chooseday challenge - Anything goes
Ikes world  - Anything goes twist Christmas in July
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Pininspirational challenge  - Christmas in July
Back to basics  - Use an embossing folder
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Crafty gals corner - Christmas in July
Crafty creations challenge - Anything goes
Christmas sweet stampin challenge  - Christmas in July


Liz said...

These are stunning, Sharon. I especially love the effect of the silver gilding polish. xx

Wendy L said...

They look stunning Sharon, xxx

Ine Creaine said...

Love this! Thanks for joining us at A Snowflakes Promise Challenge Blog. Good luck!
Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

Katrina Brown said...

Soooo gorgeous! I would say you've got this embossing technique down to a science now! Beautiful with the silver!

Daffodil Cards said...

For someone who says she doesn't "do" embossing folders, these cards are amazing, such beautiful results and also your own lift to them. GORGEOUS cards. Thank you so much for joining us in our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

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Sall said...

This is incredible, I've used embossing folders as backing but NEVER for the actual image and this is wonderful I will be trying it in the future thank you for participating at Ikes World Challenges

valscraftings said...

Fabulous the scene.

Thanks for joining in Ike's world challenges. Val DT x

Sue Crease said...

Ooh both are wonderful! Great black version, lots of drama. Thank you for sharing with us today over at Digichoosday. Good luck.

TracyM #6773 said...

LOVE your delicate detail and bold contrast, such beautiful texture & colour combos too!
Thank You for joining us for “Christmas In July” at the Crafty Gals Corner :)

Deanne Saunders said...

Gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

ike said...

Ooooh - WoW ! They are amazing. What a fabulous embossing folder that is and I love how you highlighted the scene :-) Fabulous.
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Angela B said...

Thank you so much for entering the Anything Goes challenge at The Outlawz Challenges this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Happy crafting,
Twisted Thursday DT
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Found link to you blog in challenge, but the blog address on you Outlawz personal page us no longer working.

Tracey T said...

Wow, these cards are very striking. Thank you for playing at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'. Tracey

Borqna said...

Gorgeous card, bravo!
Thank you for participating at Ike’s World Challenges.

Cazro said...

All of your cards are beautiful, it is an amazing EF. Thanks for playing along with our challenge at Back to Basics and Beyond. Caz DT

Anna-Karin said...

Beautiful work! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations. Anna-Karin DT