Advent Challenge: Day 7 – Embossed Poinsettia

Day 7: Embossed Poinsettia

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I blogged about embossing in a post I did for last April’s A-Z Challenge – you can read it here. I recently invested in a proper light box (well, invested is hardly the word – it was an absolute bargain!), and a few more brass stencils, one of which was a poinsettia. I found the plain blind embossed image a bit too subtle for my tastes, so I coloured it in carefully with chalks.

To make this card:

  • Blind emboss an image of a poinsettia directly onto the centre of a plain white square card blank.
  • Use coloured chalks to carefully add colour to aspects of the design
  • Add a peel-off greeting in the top left and bottom right corners.

 

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The second card was just as simple, I just embossed the image onto loose card rather than a card blank.

To make this card:

  • Blind emboss the image of a poinsettia onto a square of scalloped white card.
  • Use coloured chalks to carefully add colour to the design, and also around the edges of the scallops.
  • Put a red brad in each corner of the square.
  • Mount this topper onto a square scalloped white card blank, using adhesive foam pads.

I haven’t used a greeting on this one for a change. I like its simplicity as a result.

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