July 3, 2011

Emboss Resist -Christmas in July - PPA{100} & PP{54}

Hi and Happy 4th of July everyone!
This card will be used for two challenges; the Pals Paper Arts {#100}"favorite technique" challenge; emboss resist, AND for the Paper Players  "Christmas in July" challenge{#54).
 I hope you're enjoying your July 4th weekend as much as I am, which sparked me to use this holiday to choose my color scheme for my challenges. So get ready for a Red, White & BLUE Christmas in July using the Emboss Resist technique.
So here is my CAS card.
I started with a cherry cobbler base and stamped the pine tree from "Lovely as Tree"  in versamark on the inside and front card stock of my card then rounded the corners.
I tore a page from an old dictionary and when I found just the right page..... 
I stamped the same tree, that I used on the BG, three times in versamark on the dictionary piece; I then heat embossed with white embossing powder. I tore around all the edges of the dictionary page, then covered with bordering blue ink using a dauber. I took a pencil and curled one corner.
The sentiment was inked in versamark then cherry cobbler and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. 
I sheared a piece of crumb cake seam binding, then using a craft knife to sliced a small slit under the word Xmas and poked the sheared seam binding through it and taped to the back of the page; then secured the end to front with a glue dot.   
I added some bling with a few soft blue rhinestones to the middle tree
I then attached the dictionary page to the card front. Done!
I haven't finished the inside with a sentiment yet but the BG versamark trees will be waiting when my new stamps arrive to receive just the right one. Hard to see here.
 I hope you like my Emboss Resist Christmas in July challenge card.
Hootie says " Hoot Hoot Hooray...Thanks for stopping by today!
Please leave a comment with your thoughts; I hope you will stop by again!"
 Diane

17 comments:

Rita said...

I love it. You just can't go wrong pairing Lovely as a Tree with emboss resist. Two of my absolute favorites for sure!

Sandra Azzopardi said...

Beautiful! I love how you embossed and sponged over the dictionary paper. And to have it say Xmas is even more special. Thanks for playing along with the Paper Players this week!

Linda Callahan said...

This is gorgeous! Great technique with beautiful results!

Nancy said...

Diane, this card is lovely, all your attention to detail makes it so special, love the dictionary page, the embossing, tinging with blue ink and of course the stamp, great job for two challenges!

Pam~ said...

Beautiful, Diane! I can never get my emboss resist to look good! Your card is perfection! Thanks for joining in the fun at Pals Paper Arts!

Lauri said...

What a wonderful technique! I love how you used it on the dictionary paper. This makes a lovely Christmas card! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

Patti said...

Love this card. The colors are great, love how you used the dictionary page and how you curled the edges. Beautiful.

jaydee said...

Diane, the emboss resist on this particular piece of paper torn from a dictionary is PERFECT. I love how you added the embellishments to the trees and scrunched the ribbon on the sides. A perfect shabby chic card that produced stunning results.
So glad you were able to join the Paper Players again this week
Jaydee

Carol said...

Absolutely fabulous card...using the dictionary page was so smart...and the quiet blue rhinestones on the middle tree...so soft and beautiful!

C@ro said...

GORGEOUS!

LeAnne said...

Very pretty, Diane! What a lovely card! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

Tui Nathan said...

Just lovely Diane, emboss resist is one of my favourite techniques, but I love how you have teamed it with a Christmas dictionary page ...so very appropriate ...
Overall, your design, colour combo and technique makes for a gorgeous card! Thank you for playing along with us at Paper Players this week!

Anne Marie said...

Diane, I'm so happy I didn't finalize my llatest order because Lovely as a Tree is a MUST-HAVE after seeing this beauty! I love the embossing on the newsprint paper...and the edges...wow! Just stunning! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players this week! Bug hugs to you! :)

Ann Schach said...

WOW, Diane! This card is stunning! Simple with a touch of vintage! Thanks for playing at my two favorite challenges...The Paper Players and Pals Paper Arts!

Karen said...

Your Christmas card is fabulous Diane. Love the red, white and blue theme, and of course, Lovely as a Tree only adds to the Christmas feeling. I am in the same boat as you with not getting around to visiting blogs. Work has been crazy with tight deadlines, trying to get swaps done for convention and just life in general. Good thing...I have only 20 more sleeps. Hugs Karen

Carla Bazhenow said...

Diane, I so love this card. Love the layers and details. Its going right into my favorites for my Christmas cards this year. Hugs,

Nancy said...

Hi Di, I just saw the news that your Xmas in July card was chosen as it should be. You did a fabulous job on the card, I love the embossed trees and the dictionary ripped page, so clever, CONGRATULATIONS, girlfriend!

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