I think my Christmas Theme for this year is going to be Trees...what do you think?!?
The Saturated Watercolored BG really made the cork and tree pop. I also have 4 layers of diecut trees for extra thickness. The last layer I dry EB with my Woodgrain folder. Can you tell the cork is also dry embossed with the same folder? The 1st time I have tried. It worked great.
Registered: December 15, 2011 Location: Abilene TX Posts: 11095
Sat, May 03, 2014 @ 5:48 PM
Terrific card! Love the pop of red behind the cork and tree. I think it's interesting you just tried to emboss cork, so did I, but I didn't use it on my card. Cool effect, yes? I sponged over mine to bring out the embossing, and I used a wood grain folder, too!
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Registered: January 20, 2011 Location: Beautiful British Columbia Posts: 7159
Sat, May 03, 2014 @ 5:50 PM
Awesome!! Love your saturated watercolor background - you are having fun with this technique!! :) And you're right, it makes everything pop! Love the white wood grain layer and the wood grain embossing on the tree and cork - so much texture.
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Registered: February 9, 2010 Location: Mentone, California Posts: 7380
Sat, May 03, 2014 @ 6:17 PM
I am so impressed! THREE challenges... I love the panel behind your wood grain embossed tree and cork, you were right it makes everything stand out! I DO see Loll's influence here...but you have made it your own for sure! I love your little twine (linen) bow tied with the pearl to that wonderful layered Christmas tree die cut. I noticed you did some shading on the tree as well...I never think to do that! You are so smart to do Christmas cards all year long! GREAT card!
Registered: March 15, 2005 Location: Iowa Posts: 7290
Sun, May 04, 2014 @ 4:32 AM
You do love trees! Especially Lovely as a Tree! I never see that set but what I think of you. This is a lovely card, it is a woodsy card and I love it, TFS.
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Registered: October 25, 2004 Location: Southern Oregon Coast Posts: 17634
Sun, May 04, 2014 @ 8:25 AM
Yes, it looks like your Christmas theme this year might be trees, but what a great theme! You're getting quite a few Christmas card ready to go. I love them all! This is so cool with the woodgrain and cork!
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Sun, May 04, 2014 @ 11:43 AM
Wonderful woodsy card! While the colors DO suggest Christmas, you could even change the sentiment and have a perfect card for other occasions. Congratulations to you for experimenting with cork in an embossing folder.