Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Christmas at the Spot


Well, we're back at The Cuttlebug Spot after a Thanksgiving break and we're celebrating Christmas by using our favorite embossing technique. I chose double embossing; using two folders on the same piece of card stock. First I embossed with the Snowflakes limited edition Cuttlebug folder (available at Custom Crops and on SALE through tonight, so hurry!) and then embossed the same piece again with the Tim Holtz Snowman folder. This lightens the inital embossing somewhat, but is is still visible even where the embossing overlaps. See on the snowman? I used my Copics to add a little shadow to the snowman to help him stand out a bit more and continued with the frosty feel by adding a mat with icicles using my MS punch. The layered snowflake is from a the Spellbinder's Create a Flake 1 die and the sentiment is torn from the Tim Holtz Holiday Words folder and again enhanced with the use of Copic markers. The final touches were more Snowflakes along the edge using a longer Cuttlebug border folder (don't remember where I got this one, HSN?) and a string of adhesive pearls. Brrrr! Hope you guys back East are keeping warm. It was 64 degrees yesterday in San Francisco.
Our prize this week is a $20 gift certificate to Custom Crops so hurry over to The Cuttlebug Spot for more inspiration and come play along for a chance to WIN!

22 comments:

  1. Very pretty Donna, I did not know about that Cuttlebug folder, thanks

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  2. Hi Donna,
    Ilove this subtle card. The embossing is beautifully done. Amazing work.
    Hugs,
    Fiona x

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  3. This is gorgeous, Donna. We must have some kind of Donna telepathy going with the double embossing! LOL! I've never actually tried double embossing your way so I'm going to have to give that a try. Love all your embellishments. They make the card extra special! Have a great week!

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  4. Donna - this is a gorgeous card - love the embossing and the soft touches. On another note - you have the SAME birthday as my sister which is only a week from mine!!! I knew we were connected some how!!!
    hugs
    M

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  5. Fantastic card! love the layered embossing and the color!

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  6. Simple and classy! Love it!
    Maria :-)

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  7. Love the technique of double embossing, Donna! And I really like the way you made it stand out using your Copics! Beautiful!
    hugs!!

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  8. I love it Donna...it's so soft and beautiful.

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  9. This is gorgeous Donna - love the double embossing!
    Can't believe your card arrived already...I only posted it last Thursday...and all our postal collections & deliveries have been messed up by all the snow we're having here in the Uk!
    Anyway, glad you liked it! :0)
    Helen x

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  10. I love white on white and the double embossing is fabulous.

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  11. Donna this is stunningly beautiful! I love everything about it!

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  12. Another stunner Donna Love the pale blue with white and your copic Highlighting is beautiful! Wonderful way of using the TH cHristmas words for your sentiment. Love this card!
    Hugs
    Juliexx

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  13. Hello Donna

    What a fabulous card, I love it.
    White and icy blue look fabulous, and your cuttling awesome.
    Donna can we please have some of your sunshine???

    irene
    xxxx

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  14. I love this card...and I am going to give a whirl at the double embossing. Wow....what an effect.
    Have a super day. Hugs.
    Carole

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  15. OMG - I go into hermit phase for a few days and look WHAT you come up with. Again I must say - OMG! Just amazing!

    xxSusan

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  16. Hi Donna, you are so clever! What a good idea to use to folders, great effect, looks very wintery, brrrrrr LOL

    Very nice!!

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  17. Great technique Donna, I've never thought of doing this, must have a play.

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  18. Awesome card girlfriend! Love the soft blue color, so perfect for this time of year. Love it!

    Hugz, xx

    ~L~

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  19. Ohhhh.... so, so pretty, Donna! Love the double embossing and the copic highlighting! I attempted to use some of the words from that folder but I mutilated the crap out of it. Another half done project sitting on the table.

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  20. Hi Donna. As always an amazing card, inspirational use of your Copics (my fave!) and genius to use both those Folders to acheive your christmas scene... Andy.

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Thanks for making my day!