Sunday, December 23, 2012


Some months ago, I was inspired by Anabelle O'Malley's use of white embossing on kraft cardstock.  So simple and elegant!  I decided to finally try it for myself on this Christmas card.

Some Details:
  • After embossing the reindeer, I added some small dots of Platinum Stickles to create a collar. 
  • The background needed just a little something, so I stamped a snowflake cluster in VersaMark and gave it a light spray of Perfect Pearl mist.
  • "Believe" was stamped in Archival Coffee on a banner cut from My Mind's Eye 'All is Bright' 6x6 paper.  That paper pad is soooo lovely that I've only been able to cut this one piece so far.  It's okay to cut the "good" paper, it's okay to cut the "good" paper, it's okay to cut...  I guess I just have to keep reminding myself of my own motto!! 
  • A strip of washi tape adds the only color...a lovely icy blue.
  • I used a white gel pen to add a line of faux stitching below the washi tape border.
  • Finally, a fluffy white seam binding bow accented with a small jingle bell finish things off.
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink ‘Kraft’
Patterned Paper:  My Mind’s Eye ‘All is Bright’ 6x6
Stamps: Tim Holtz Stamper’s Anonymous ‘Mini Holidays’
Inks: Top Boss embossing ink; Archival ‘Coffee’; VersaMark; Adirondack paint dabber ‘Snow Cap’; Perfect Pearls Mist ‘Perfect Pearls’; Glaze gel pen ‘White’
Embellishments: Zing embossing powder ‘Opaque White’; Hug Snug seam binding ‘Ivory’; jingle bell; crochet thread; Stickles ‘Platinum’
Tools:  Heat gun; TH tiny attacher, paper distresser


  1. It really is quite Elegant .
    Wishing you a wonderful Christmas!
    hugs Lynn

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  3. lovely card thanks for sharing with us at 2sisters this week good luck with the challenge Tracy xx

  4. Beautiful! Love the reindeer and sentiment. Thank you for joining us at 2 Sisters this week. Good luck. Hugs, Jill x

  5. What a beautiful card. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges.


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