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!