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Warm Winter Wishes


Hello everyone. Greta here hoping to inspire you to enter 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.

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Kraft Cardstock
Hero Arts Bird & Branch Christmas
Hero Arts Zig Zag Pattern Stencil
Hero Hues White Pigment Ink
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Hero Arts Cup O’ Joe Ink
Hero Arts Wet Cement Ink
Distress Paint Picket Fence
Stickles Star Dust

Author: ggnurse

Retired nurse who loves to make cards living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with my hubby & Standard Schnauzer puppy dog.

2 thoughts on “Warm Winter Wishes

  1. This CAS card is really gorgeous! The glittery branch is so pretty!

  2. Great texture……! Not sure I can bear the thought of MUCH more winter here though — Having 4′ of snow all in the past two weeks has done me in! Thanks for sharing a great technique and idea…I think I shall try it with a much needed SPRING Theme 🙂

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