Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Embossed Trees

I made another Christmas card for my stash - and used layers of embossing powders on the trees.
Here's a photo of the watercolor panels that I thickly embossed with 3 powders - Ranger Gold, Ranger Copper and Patina Oxide from Emerald Creek.  
I die cut the tree three times.  The embossed powder was so thick, it was a little difficult to get it out of the die and you can see on the middle piece where some of the enamel came off, but I used the tree anyway!  Then I decided to turn the panel over and die cut from the paper side - and that worked a little better (see tree on right below).
Next time I do this technique - I'll die cut the piece first and then do the layered embossing!

I'm linking my card to:

I used layered embossing, stamping and die cuts.

CAS Christmas - Masculine


Stamps:  Inside and Out: Holiday - PTI
Paper:  Vintage Cream - PTI, watercolor paper - Canson
Ink:  Hero Hues Black
Accessories:  Stitched Edge Rectangle Die - Waltzingmouse, Mini Pine and Holly Movers and Shapers dies - Tim Holtz/Ranger, Gold and Copper Embossing Powders - Ranger, Patina Oxide Embossing Powder - Emerald Creek, foam dots, heat tool.

15 comments:

Bonnie said...

Your trees are gorgeous, Julia! All that metallic embossing gives them such a rich look! I found it hard to die cut the thick embossing too. I had a lot of cracking.

Christine Alexander said...

gorgeous Julia, I love all those earthy colours against the white. Perfect masculine card. thanks for joining us at CAS Christmas :)

Loll said...

This is the perfect masculine Christmas card Julia. LOVE the mix of colours of your embossed trees. One thing we discovered at the craft retreat that you might want to try is to melt the powders directly onto a piece of parchment paper. Once it cools, you can peel off the paper and you have a "skin" of colours that you can die-cut easier. xx

Jo Manna said...

Stunning, those earth tones are perfect for every occasion, they are rich.
...Darn, I just noticed that I'm repeating what has already been said. Well it's TRUE, LOL.
Simply beautiful xx

Cathy said...

These embossed trees look fantastic, love the colours, Cathy x

Susan said...

Fabulous! Love those trees in the varied colour tones - gives so much more dimension than just a solid colour. Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Christmas!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Beautiful mix of the embossing powders, Julia! I think adding the Patina Oxide made a big difference. I love the muted green/blue color. Your trees look fabulous against the white/snow background. I enjoyed reading the process of how you made the card and looking at the pictures. Thanks so much for sharing at CAS Christmas! Hideko xx

nancy littrell said...

It s so much easier to die cut your images 1st. An added plus..you can reuse the excess melted EB powders by adding to an image and remelting:-) TFS your beautiful trees, Julia. Hugs...

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, those trees are amazing! Love the metallic colors Julia.

Trina P. said...

Super masculine card, Julia! Great job on the layered ep technique. The metallic ep’s give it a cool rustic look. I wonder if you could just reheat the middle tree where the ep came off(?). Thank you for joining us at CAS Christmas Masculine challenge. xx

Mac Mable said...

Great layering of the embossing powder colours and love the colours you've used...It has produced a wonderful and unique effect. Fabulous masculine card and thank you for the tip about cutting out the die x

Barb Ghig said...

I spotted your GORGEOUS card in the CAS Christmas challenge gallery and had to stop by to let you know how beautiful it is! Really striking masculine card, Julia!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Fabulous trio of trees, Julia! Absolutely adore the colors you achieved with the embossing powders!!

Robyn Oliver said...

Super masculine card Julia, wonderful mix of EP and simple trio of trees

Daria said...

Beautiful card! I enjoyed reading about your process and am grateful for the tips you and your commenters made. Thank you for sharing this lovely card.