Thursday, December 11, 2014

Christmas in the Mountains

I'm slipping in perhaps my final Christmas Card today -  I've already mailed my cards -  but you know how you always end up needing a few more - to include with a gift - or someone sends you one that you didn't expect so you want to send one out to them!
I used my most favorite Embossing Powders on this -  Frantage Powders from Stampendous - Aged Gold, Aged Silver. They look SO good - thick and mottled with other little specs of color mixed in.  The alps die is from Waltzingmouse - the village die is Memory Box
 I added Mirrored Stars that I inked with Archival Coneflower Blue ink.  I dry embossed the background with a circles folder from Darice and then wet  embossed it with Frantage Shabby Blue embossing powder. The Christmas is a die from Alterations.
I'm linking my card to these lovely challenges:
Just Us Girls - Word Week "Sparkle
Virginia's View - Distressed (I sponged the edges and the embossing looks distressed as well)
 Merry Monday - Use Gold, Silver, white and a 4th color

Inkspirational Colour Challenge - Anything Goes with Gold.

Just a reminder - you have until 12/25 to load up your cards to the Mixed Media Card Challenge!

Paper:  White, Enchanted Evening - PTI, Blue Coredinations Ranger Distress.
Ink:  Versamark, Archival Cornflower Blue
Accessories:  Dots Embossing Folder - Darice,  Dies - Alpine Christmas Die Set - Waltzingmouse, Holiday Words/Script - Alterations, Country Landscape - Memory Box; Mirrored Stars - Idea-ology, Frantage Embossing Powders - Aged Gold, Aged Silver, Shabby Blue - Stampendous, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, Foam Dots, ScorTape.


Vicki Dutcher said...

WOW! Amazing use of embossing! Thanks for joining in at JUGS!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

This is gorgeous! Love how that embossing powder looks on your scene, perfection. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

Sharyn Polesel said...

Nicely done.......gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

Annette Allen said...

oh my gorgeous embossing.. i love this card..

Lisa Lynn said...

Your card is gorgeous.

Kim M said...

Just beautiful! Outstanding embossing skills! I really love the blue bg you created. Thanks for playing along with us over at Inkspirational! :-)

*Vicki* said...

Woah!! That's a lot of you have any left in the bottle?! LOL!! This sure looks stunning Julia!! I love the metallic landscape here!!

Heather said...

A stunning card Julia, a fabulous design and gorgeous embossing!!

Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Heather xx

Wiebke Kommerell said...

What a great use of embossing! Looks fabulous!
I like the "natural" look of the "distressed" areas.

Karren said...

Beautiful! I love the texture these powders create and your scene is lovely! Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

Ingrid said...

What a beauty! Love all the texture you created. :)

Loll said...

This card is amazing Julia! Love the embossing powder with the texture --- so fabulous. And love that you've embossed each of the three layers --- wow! Merry Christmas to you and your family! Loll xx

Brian King said...

Absolutely beautiful, Julia! That's a lot of embossing - and it's wonderful. Thanks for playing along with this week's Merry Monday Challenge.