yep, that's the title of this week's brand new prompt at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ and yes, sadly, i am the one responsible for the pun... and proud of it, lol! but the brilliant idea-- which is to make holiday cards which feature wet or dry embossing-- comes from our lovely and talented guest star steph c, so i hope you'll check it out and leave her some love while you're over there! meanwhile, here's my card:
i was planning to dry emboss my painted chipboard letters and heat emboss the cardstock oval, but when i found that cool hero arts damask cling stamp i thought how fab it would look on the letters, so i changed my mind. i deliberately used some inexpensive textured cardstock with a white core in my swiss dots embossing folder so that when i sanded it the dots would look a bit like snow. i've actually got a third embossed element here, but it's a bit of a cheat: the ancient red GCD background has a sort of plastic-like texture on it, and the little asterisks (or snowflakes?!) are lightly textured; i suppose technically they are de-bossed rather than em-bossed, but they still look pretty cool, i think.
i started out using leslie's latest crooked stamper sketch challenge (#2) again, but sort of veered off in another direction when i added in the horizontal band. it's a great sketch, however, and there's still plenty of time for you to play, so i figure i might as well remind you what it looks like, eh?
speaking of things i know you'd like to see, we've got twice as many stephanies as usual at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ this fortnight, and both of them have made gorgeous holiday cards for you to enjoy. why not hop over and see those right now?! ♥