Friday, September 29, 2017

you're not the (EM)BOSS of me!

you may have already guessed that this fortnight's theme at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ is embossing: dry embossing, heat embossing, embossing paste... even pre-embossed patterned paper or embellishments would qualify. so bump up the texture on your next holiday card and join us! here's what i made:

snowflake embossing folder: tim holtz/sizzix; colored and blended dry with gelato crayons from faber-castell; patterned paper and tag: my mind's eye; sticky back gems: eyelet outlet; crinkly ribbon from my stash; adhesives: elmers brand gluetape, 3m foam tape 

i confess that although i have plenty of beautiful embossing folders, i tend to forget all about them until there is a specific challenge that involves embossing. then, for a couple of weeks afterwards, i think, "that looks awesome! i should emboss more!" before re-forgetting again until the next challenge. ah well. luckily they do come along periodically and this time gave me a chance to use one of my favorite snowflake folders, on watercolor paper, then dry blend gelato crayons onto the raised snowflake areas. i've also used some beautiful hand-dyed crinkly ribbon that for some reason looks terribly odd and a bit grimey in the photo, but i assure you is quite lovely IRL. meanwhile, my layout is based on the awesome current (#482) sketch saturday:

stephanie has a jawdroppingly lovely card to show you... why not hop over to ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ and see that right now, darlings?


  1. Great card, love the embossing and that fab ribbon. X

  2. love that this is tied up like a package, so darling.

  3. Lauren, I LOL at the title of your post, hubby and I are always saying this because we are convinced it is what Boscat is saying when we tell her to stop doing something. Love your interpretation of my sketch, I too am a victim of forgetting about my vast collection of embossing folders, perhaps we should make a 2018 resolution to use one a week? Thanks for playing at Sketch Saturday this time. Claire xx

  4. I love the purple and blue colors on this beautifully gift-wrapped card! The snowflakes are so very pretty!


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