Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Stamping & Embossing made easy.....

Hi Blogland.. Well, here we are in November already!! I probably don't have to tell you how fast this year has whizzed by!! and how fast Christmas is approaching!!With that in mind, here is another idea for you if you are struggling to get those Christmas cards made.. And if you haven't started yet.. "GET A MOVE ON!!".. Hands up who said back in January that you were going to make a few Christmas cards a week throughout the year, so that they were all made, written, enveloped, and sent out by the 1st of December? Yeah, me too!! Will that happen? What do you think?!
Today's project is part of my submission to the Cuttlebug Blogspot Design Team... Yes, that's right; the site is now back up and running.. So, hop on over to see what the other Design Team (DT) members have been up to. The theme this week is anything goes, so why not take part in the challenge.. Cos "BLOMMING ECK" the prizes for the winners are a-ma-zing!! If I could, I'd take part myself just to be in with a chance of winning one of the prizes on offer!!Anyway, back to today's project. I started off by opening my new Sizzix Stamp and Embossing Folder Holly Background Set (657769). This NEW range feature background stamps with co ordination embossing folders.Generally, you stamp your image firstand then line it up with the embossing folder and pass it through your embossing machine.The pattern around the shapes will be embossed which really adds definition and dimension to the project..I then matt and layered the image with Silver Mirror card and White Card stock adding some Clear Gems as the Berries of the Holly.I also made a smaller version to fill up space on my base card.I also punched a border in the Silver Mirror card using the Martha Stewart Snowflake Trim Punch (M42-70016)adding it and the embossed images to my base card along with a simple sentiment. Nice and Christmassy....
Thanks for checking us out, see you soon.


  1. Thought you'd got lost in cyberspace LOL

    Fabulous card - very stylish and quite classic. Just love it.

    I love the effect created by the stamping & embossing...something else to add to the wish list.

    Toni xx

  2. Beautiful card Andy...really love the effect of the stamped embossing...not seen those combos in real life yet...but it looks fab here!
    Helen x

  3. Wow! Such a beautiful card. First time visitor. I want to get this straight ~ you can ink this folder and then run it through the cuttlebug to get this image and then emboss it? I guess I haven't seen this but this is very nice. Please respond, this has got my curiosity up and would love to try this out. Thanks~ Carol M in TX/carolswingster77@aol.com

  4. Beautiful card Andy as always. I'll have to get a lookout for these embossing/stamping sets.

  5. Hi Andy, welcome back in the team!!!! As always you have made something beautiful and how clever to have a coordinating stamp with folder!!!

    Jannie XX

  6. Yummy! I want all the toys above, but must use the ones I have first! Great design and it'll be very quick to make, thanks Andy for another dose of inspiration!

    Karen xxx

  7. Your Christmas Card is Gorgeous!!! Love the Snowflake Punch. I also used Punched Snowflakes for my Project over at the Cuttlebug Spot. Thanks for Sharing your Beautiful Card. :0)

  8. Gorgeous, Andy! So happy to see you stayed with The Cuttlebug Spot. LOVE these new folders and stamps. Will have to check into those. xxD

  9. Wow! This card is so beautiful! And now I want the stamp and embossing thing! That is so cool!!