Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Favourite Technique - LEJ Designs

This is my  card for LEJ Designs Digi Shop and the theme this week for the LEJ Designs Challenge Blog  is 'Favourite Technique'. The challenge runs from Nov 27th   thru  Dec.2nd 2012.
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Favourite technique: I have so many favourites I wasn't sure which to use but decided to display several! I've used heat/ dry embossing  and distressing (which I love but not so good at) on the above card :O)
Dry embossing:  used the Cuttlebug Embossing folder 'Snowflakes' on the paper below the tag.  The paper cracked and gave a beautiful worn look to it. This only works on some papers. I have often had to sand the ridges to get the same effect.

Heat embossing:: I heat embossed the Kraft paper by stamping the paper with a Versamark inked  Stampin' Up  background stamp called 'Fine Lace', added the embossing power to the stamped paper and blow dried the paper with my heat embossing tool.

Distressing: using a Tim Holtz  tool I scraped the edges of the heat embossed paper for the distressed look, which went well with the sanded effect of the dry embossing.

Stamp: LEJ Designs 'Out for a Stroll;; Stampin Up's 'Merry Christmas' 
Colour Medium: Prismacolor Markers
Die Cuts: Martha Stewart border die, Crealies 'Creative Flowers, Marianne Designs tag die cut
Sketch: Christmas Challenges sketch
1. Addicted to Stamps: #44 Christmastime
2. The Corrosive Challenge #163 Anything Goe
3. Dream Valley Challenges: #46 Non-Traditional Christmas
4. Great Impressions: Celebrate the season
5. That Craft Place: No Squares Allowed - I have only Rectangles
6. Little Clair's Designs Monthly Challenge:#27 Christmas
7.One Stop Craft Challenge: #206 Vintage Christmas
8.Paper Creators Crafts:#1 All About Christmas
9. Totally Gorjuss #159 Don't be Square- I have only rectangles


  1. Such rich colours Glenda love the deep burgundy with the Kraft! Fabulous layout, love the tag tucked behind. Susan x

  2. Dear Glenda, what do you mean you are not good at it? You rock at everything crafty. This card is so brilliant. It has all my favourite things kraft, burgundy and techniques. I was so impatient for a closer look and I was not disappointed. It is stunning. Love, Vee xx

  3. Hi glenda, I love it. I think the colours are wonderful, the deep pink is super, and all the techniquies you have used are brilliant, you are very talented.

  4. Love the image on your card, great colour combo and

  5. Oooh!! What a gorgeous card, Glenda!! I LOVE embossing so I really love this one!

  6. Glenda, This is spectacular! Fabulous color combo and such a wonderful vintage feel to it. Love both the papers and the embossing.

  7. Fantastic creation Glenda love the gorgeous rich colours , the image and layout are beautiful.

    Hugs Julie xx

  8. This is just lovely!! the sanded and embossed element is wonderful...Great vintage card...I can just feel the old timey feel to this!

  9. Love this Glenda!! The colors look really great!!!!

  10. Beautiful colors Glenda and I love the design with the Tag. Really love it...joann sassy raggedy

  11. Hi Glenda the photo doesn't do this card justice! I love the image, tag and really love the embossed snowflakes. Especially how they look stressed!

  12. This card has such a cozy Christmas feel. The colors and distressed look work so well with this vintage inspired image, and it's a great layout, love the little pocket you've made for the tag.

  13. I think this card is exquisite and love the feel of it. Sorry I'm late leaving a comment but I have certainly enjoyed looking at it several times over the last few days.

  14. Lovely card, Great to see you at Totally Gorjuss this week, hugs Samantha :0)

  15. Great little pocket card. Definitely gives me some great ideas. Thanks for playing with Great Impressions. be sure to check out our new challenge this month.

  16. Superb card for our Christmastime challenge at Addicted to stamps thanks for playing along.
    Teresa x

  17. A gorgeous Christmas card!
    Thanks for playing along at Addicted to Stamps Christmas challenge this time!
    Hugs Kjersti:)

  18. Gorgeous Christmas creation! Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  19. Beautiful - a really elegant card and I love the colours you've used.

    Thanks for joining us at Little Claire.

    Helen x