Friday, November 9, 2012

Christmas Roses

Christmas Roses

supplies: kraft and green cardstock, BoBunny Wild Berry and Chiffon Flourish papers, Hobby Lobby music paper, Hero Arts CG430 Etched Flowers, CL460 Joy to All, green marker, barn door distress ink, red pearls, Sizzix Swirly Vines with Hearts embossing folder, Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares

Here's another card for this month's Hero Arts contest, this one using dry embossing and a bit of bling.  The Etched Flowers is on loan from my friend Carol.  I stamped it on a tone-on-tone flourish pattern, and also on music paper, then colored in the leaves and paper-pieced the flowers.  Since dry embossing is one of the things that are required this month, I decided to emboss the whole card (except the sentiment).  Irl, the texture is very striking, and makes for a different look:

Christmas Roses, detail

I have always loved this rich tan with darker red and green for Christmas.....kind of antique-y looking, don't you think?

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21 comments:

  1. This is stunning I love the idea of embossing all of the background it looks so effective. Love the rose. Caroline xxx

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  2. What a beautiful Christmas card! LOVE your design!
    Have a wonderful week-end, hugs, Karin

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  3. I DO love this vintagey look - you are so good at this with the music in the bg! I adore that new folder too! XOXO

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  4. Hi, Lin! You must have posted at the same time I did. We both used the same stamp - love your rendition of these beautiful roses. And, the dry embossing over the whole card is something I am going to case one of these days!

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  5. A really gorgeous Christmas card. I love the all over embossing with the paper pieced embossed roses. Great colours and design

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  6. When decorating for Christmas, I tend to lean toward the darker reds and greens too, Lin - love them with the tan! Such gorgeous flowers, and love all that fabulous embossing! :)

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  7. I do like all the texture from the embossing Lin and the red is so rich, perfect for the holidays.

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  8. Really gorgeous! The results of dry embossing looks great!

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  9. Hi Lin, I love your card--love the rich color of the flowers. Everything about this card is perfect. Love the red pearls.

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  10. love the embossed background and the striking color contrast. gorgeous work as always, Lin! love it! hope you have a wonderful weekend! =)

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  11. Wow, Lin, I have that etched flower stamp but never thought to use it for a Christmas card...BRILLIANT! I agree, the deep reds, greens and tans look vintage, antique-like...rich and beautiful. The dry embossing is a perfect touch!

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  12. I LOVE a RED Christmas Rose!
    Very elegant card Lin!

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  13. You are seriously AMAZING!! Wonderful work there!!!!

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  14. very stunning Lin. This is the 2nd time tonight I've seen this stamp used... must get it out and use again myself.

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  15. What a beautiful card Lin, I love the rich red and the beige!

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  16. wow it is a beautiful card congrats

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  17. That's very pretty and I love all of the embossing.

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  18. This is B E A U T I F U L Lin! Seriously! I love the effect of the dry embossing!

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  19. Beautiful Christmas card. Love everything about it.

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  20. So classy, Lin! And I love the embossed background......lovely card.

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