Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Bah! Humbug! Challenge 12


What, no Cuttlebug Spot? Well, we had the week off for Easter vacation so I managed to do my Bah! Humbug! card early and the challenge this week was (conveniently) embossing! I had purchased this Crafts-Too Christmas Tree folder from Custom Crops after Christmas (actually after finding the Bah! Humbug! site so I knew I'd be using it) and decided to break it out for the first time. I embossed it in 2 shades of green (the lighter shade was embossed first with Swiss dots, and although the second embossing sort of smooshes them a bit, you can still see them slightly. Then I cut the layers out. Because the tree is a bit whimsical (rather than elegant) I had a bit of trouble finding paper, but remembered how well some of the Cosmo Cricket Early Bird paper worked for certain Christmas themes so I went with that. I used several of the Cuttlebug borders (Frills, Just My Type, and Organic Flourish) within the stripes of the pattern because you really never know how printed paper will emboss. All in all I was pretty pleased, except for the top red striped embossing where the paper cracked a bit. To disguise this, I pulled out my Prisma pencils (instead of my Copics which I was afraid would bleed too much) and covered most of the offending cracks. Notice I skipped the embossing on that last red striped area. LOL
The layers were popped at the bottom edges for dimension and I used red and gold pearls (the gold ones were colored with my Copics) to decorate.
The sentiment was cut from the Season's Greetings Cuttlebug Folder. I had actually planned on using the Merry Christmas from the same folder and even had it all cut out, but I managed to misplace it with all of the crap on my desk and I really need to get out and get some EXERCISE so I used Merry & Bright instead. Oh, and BTW, that IS a peelie border, and it's actually dark green rather than black like it looks in the photo. LOVE those peelies!

25 comments:

  1. First of all absolutely fabulous Christmas card. Way to get a jump start on next Christmas!!!

    Secondly, I thought I had almost all of the embossing folders. Seriously, I have a LOT!!! I am a Cuttlebug nut ;) I LOVE LOVE LOVE the frill border folder. I've never seen it before and now I HAVE to have it :)

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  2. Super gorgeous Donna! That embossed tree is fabulous!

    (-: Heidi

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  3. It looks stinkin' gorgeous!!! really!

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  4. very cute Donna. I love all the embossing. hugs

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  5. Hi Donna,
    This is a lovely wee card. The papers are gorgeous and the way you have built up the tree. Great work.
    Hugs,
    Fiona x

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  6. such a nice day, huh! I here its not going to last!

    well I was just looking at this very tree this morning while I was dreaming of crap to buy! LOL!

    great project and great use of embossing too!

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  7. Donna, a beautiful card!!! You always make beautiful cards; always so much detail.

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  8. Awesome card Donna, love the tree. The papers work perfectly, don't you hate it when embossing rips the paper, I find heringbone does it a lot, I wouldn't have known if you didn't tell us so well disguised.

    hugs
    Kaye x

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  9. Donna, that is a nice looking tree, with those embossed edges. Love it! TFS!

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  10. Great card! Love that folder.

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  11. Oh Donna, I love the embossing but never seen that folder...it's a must have for me!

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  12. This is so cute!! Love the sight of this adorable Christmas tree in the hot hot summer here ;-)

    Hugs,
    Smita

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  13. Wow Donna! This is really cute my friend. You really did an awesome job on this one, love the different shades on the X-mas tree. I can see that you are still in the X-mas mood. Gorgeous card!

    Hugz, xx

    ~L~

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  14. Donna, Love your Chrissy card, the bright fun colours of Cosmo's paper suits perfectly and I love love love all the different striped embossing. A stunning card, thanks for the inspiration. Hugs Jodie from Oz

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  15. Oh dear, is it that time already? Now I feel an urge to start making my christmas cards!!!

    This is gorgeous Donna - I love all the subtle embossing on the pp.

    Hugs,
    Caryn xxx

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  16. What a fantastic tree! I love how you have used 2 different colours of green - simple but very effective and all that fabulous embossing! Wonderful. Thanks for joining in with our challenge and good luck in the prize draw.

    Luv'n'Stuff
    Max
    xx

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  17. great embossings, pattern and detail wozers. Hugs

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  18. Oh, that's SO PRETTY, Donna! Love how you used the two shades of green! I swear I ordered a bunch of these new folders... where the hell are they?!

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  19. oh so pretty christmas tree...I've never seen it..gotta look that one up :)
    Hugs
    Marina

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  20. What a Wonderful card. I love how you have brought it all to-gether Donna. Hugs Rita xx

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  21. Hello Donna

    Oh this is just amazing, your Christmas tree is fantastic - I love how everything comes all together especially the two colours of your tree.

    Thank you so much for entering our latest challange.

    luv
    irene
    Bah!Humbug!

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  22. Really cute, Donna! That tree is adorable! Great card!
    hugs!
    Sharon

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  23. Wowwee! Your card is fantastic!

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  24. Totally amazing - I love the combination of folders you have used. The tree is amazing and the paper you picked to go with it spot on. So much detail - really worth clicking on and having a look close up.
    Love it. Thanks for sharing it with us at Bah! Humbug! and good luck in our draw.
    Ann xxx

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  25. Oh my way to go on all that fab embossing Donna! Love how you've layered that tree! Wonderful card!
    Hugs
    Juliexx

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Thanks for making my day!