January 1, 2018

Merry Monday Challenge #271!

Happy New Year to you all! I hope you have a good day today with the start of a brand new year upon us. Here in Maine, the temperatures have been in the negative 30's all week so we've been pretty much staying indoors. The deep freeze is too dangerous and people are being urged to stay home and to make sure to keep their pets inside. I'm hoping for an early spring thaw!

Did you feel stressed this Christmas when trying to get all of your Christmas cards made? Start a new tradition today and join us each week for our Merry Monday Challenge. You'll have all the cards you need by the time December rolls around. This week Linda wants us to use dry or heat embossing on our Christmas cards. This is my card:

I added both wet and dry embossing to my card. I created my own colored embossing by first inking my tree image with VersaMark Ink followed by Lemon Lime Twist Ink. By using the two layers of ink, once stamped the ink stays wet so you have time to sprinkle with Clear Embossing Powder.

The dry embossing was achieved by using the de-bossed side of the Softly Falling Embossing Folder. This created a falling snowflake effect and I then stamped the snowflake images in amongst the dry embossing:

Please join me in visiting Merry Monday Challenge today to see what my teammates have created this week. Enjoy your New Year's day today!

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Stamps: Wonderland (retired)

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  1. So soft and pretty Debbie a lovely Christmas card. Happy New Year! Maybe you would like to visit down under tomorrow our temps will be in the opposite direction to what you are experiencing we are expecting 42 degrees celsius and the last few days have been in the top thirties. The air conditioner is on most of the day....

  2. Love the scene you created with the embossed background and trees, and the sentiment is perfect. A lovely card.
    Happy New Year (and stay warm)

  3. So serene looking, Debbie! Just love your trio of trees with the snowflake embossing! And I thought we were bad in MN with -4F; stay warm and Happy New Year!!

  4. Debbie this is so pretty and serene. Lovely double embossing. Happy New Year.

  5. Debbie, I love your cards and would love to save them to Pinterest. But, when I click the Pinterest at the bottom of your post I get the challenge emblem not your card. Is there anything I can do to get your card? Thanks

    1. Hi Pam, first, thanks for liking my card so much you want to Pin it! If you hover over the photo you like in the top left-hand corner, there is a Pin It button there for you to click on. I'm not sure though if this works on phones, ipads and tablets!

  6. Such a pretty card, Debbie! Happy New Year :)

  7. This is so pretty, I like these trees, always such a great stamp. Great embossing too, awesome. Cheers! L:)

  8. Beautiful card Debbie...I love the colors you used!! Hope you've been having a great week and staying warm...we were -5 this morning when I got up so that must seem like a heat wave to you! :0)

  9. Absolutely beautiful! The sentiment is perfect for this serene winter scene.

  10. Happy New Year Debbie, this is such a beautiful and serene card.


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