Saturday, February 7, 2015

Warm Winter Wishes

This is my second post today.  Please scroll down for my Penny Black Saturday Challenge post.

I'm up on the a2z Scrapbooking Blog today with a card for our February embossing challenge. The winner gets a $25 gift certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking store!  My card also shows how a Christmas stamp set can be used for a non-holiday card & it's available in the SALE SECTION for 50% OFF!  The effect from heat embossing hooked me on stamping years ago & dry embossing is actually why I bought my Big Shot.  I used both techniques today.

a2z Feb 1 stencil

This is the card front after embossing it with the stencil.  I actually used the debossed side which is a bit less texture.  You can see my first card made with embossing a stencil HERE.
The branch is stamped 3 times & heat embossed in white.  I sponged on some Wet Cement ink to make the white pop a little more.  After stamping the sentiment I added white paint to the edges & used it for some splotches.

a2z Feb 1

To make my card more cheerful, I covered the branches with Stickles.

a2z Feb 1 close up
The panel could have been mounted with foam tape, but I decided just to glue it flat since there was texture from the dry embossing.  No extra postage needed for this card that I'll be sending to a friend dealing with wintry weather.  Remember, you can use GRETA15 to get 15% off a minimum $25 purchase in the a2z store.

Thanks so much for taking time to visit my blog.


  1. Simply beautiful Greta! Love the inked edged and embossed image!

  2. OH, what a beauty this is, Greta! White on kraft is always beautiful!
    And the Stickles, inked edges, and embossing are the perfect finishing touches.

  3. Your card really brings a sense of winter. Love the white on kraft.

  4. This is beautiful Greta. Simple yet stunning.

  5. Simple elegance Greta. CAS at its finest. - Jim

  6. So very simple, yet so very striking!! PRETTY card Greta ;)

  7. Stunning card Greta...I love your embossed background and the edges looked like they have been dipped in snow. So pretty...wishing you a wonderful weekend!

  8. Fabulous Greta. Just love the simplicity and elegance.

  9. So pretty and serene! A perfect CAS winter card, Greta!:-)

  10. So so pretty! I love the sponging & splattering!

  11. I love white on kraft and this is exceptional, Greta!

  12. Oh how cool is the effect of white edges on Kraft, beautiful card :)