Saturday, 25 January 2014

52 {C}CT January Technique Challenge

It's time for our weekly 52 {Christmas}Card Challenge, my friends. The theme chosen by our January Hostess, Mynnette Kitchen,  is "Double Embossing". We'd like you to create a Christmas card employing Dry Embossing (with embossing folders or stencils) and Heat / Wet Embossing (with embossing ink and powders).

The DT has come up with some spectacular cards and you should check them out for inspiration.... gorgeous creations, I tell ya!

Here's my offering for this challenge. I hope it inspires you to play along:


No patterned papers on this card. Embossing takes centre stage. The image
and greeting are from Chocolate Baroque's Pears and Baubles stamp set.
I dry embossed the cherry CS using Derice Square EF. I also inked the
edges of the cream CS with TH's Vintage Photo. 

I heat embossed the pear with gold EP, did some inking with TH's Peeled
Paint and fussy cut the pear. Then I adhered some teeny tiny gold bling to 

the flourishes in thepear...for a little festive sparkle.  Finally, a twine bow 
to finish the card.

On the inside I stamped a sentiment from Chocolate Baroque's Warm 
Christmas Greetings set.

You'll find this fruity number at these challenges too:

Splendiferous Creations: Make Your Own Background
Brown Sugar #78: Embossing
CHNC Extra January Challenge: AG Christmas
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round: AG Christmas
ABC Christmas: B for Bare Essentials - bling & twine
Make It Monday #176: AG
4 Crafty Chicks #178: Bling

Now it's your turn to show us your embossing prowess. :-) In order to be considered for Top Honour and Honourable Mentions your card must follow this week's theme and you must link it to the 52 {Christmas}Card Throwdown Challenge Blog by 6pm GMT on Friday, 31 January.

Thanks for stopping by today and have fun with this challenge!

Beijinhos!


36 comments:

  1. Love this one Asha, great theme too, I've never thought of putting both types of embossing together!! xx

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  2. WOW! You're becoming quite the expert of CAS, Asha! LOVE your double embossed card!

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  3. That is the most elegant Christmas pear ever, I do believe!! :D I'm already jealous of your motivation and dedication to being prepared early for the holidays. Very impressive! Beautiful work double embossing here and thank you so much Asha for the very funny comment and visit.
    hugs,
    Lisa xx

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  4. Asha a splendid card...and love the pear...thanks for playing along.
    connie

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  5. I came to visit after you left a really sweet comment...WOW, I perused your blog and am truly impressed! What a beautiful Christmas card...love the idea of double embossing!

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  6. What a fantastic creation Asha. Love it sweetie. Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.

    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxx

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  7. Gorgeous classy card Asha. Love that simple elegance of it.

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  8. Love this Asha its so elegant and simple really beautiful huggles Sue x

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  9. BBBbbbe-a-UUUUtiful!!! hope that translates! hehehehe I love it all!

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  10. Oh fabulolus card LOVE the idea and the style, Thanks for Playing along with us this time at ABC Christmas Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

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  11. This is just absolutely gorgeous, Asha! I LOVE the beautiful image and the amazing texture! HUGS and have a great rest of the weekend! :) Mynn xx

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  12. SO awesome! A Christmas pear! Love the gold, and the embossing is so crisp & perfect!

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  13. Hello Asha I love your card, wonderful image and embossing, thank you for joining in at CCAYR and good luck with the challenge, Kate x

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  14. Elegant and beautiful, Asha! Love that pear against that embossed background. Wonderful design.

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  15. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card for CCAYR January anything goes challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, CCAYR design team – and thanks for entering this for my CHNC challenge extra for January x

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  16. Love this one & you did outstanding with the embossing themes too. Love the flourishes on this pretty pear & your Cherry embossed background really let the delicate green & gold on the pear take center stage. So very pretty. TFS & Hugs

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  17. A beautiful card, love the double embossings, makes it very elegant, even if you left the sentiment off, it would make a great all occassion card, thanks for playing with us at Brown Sugar, blessings Hilde

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  18. How pretty - love the embossed pear image! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

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  19. pretty card, and I love the subtle textures :) Thanks for joining our bling challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks this week.
    Tammy GDT

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  20. Gorgeous christmas card Asha. I saw this on MIM..Loz

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  21. Hello my friend, this embossing folder is fab, don't think I have seen it before and the gold embossing perfect for the pear, have a fun day x

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  22. These are unusual, and I do like the patterns :D Seen on MIM
    http://croftcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/creative-friday-link-party-4.html

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  23. Very cool effects, Asha! Love the embossing folder you used for the background.

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  24. WOW!! this is stunning :) So glad you joined us for our CHNC challenge extra this month

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  25. Marvelous card! Your gold embossing on the pear is gorgeous. I'm visiting from Make It Monday.

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  26. Incredible texture and wonderful way to place the bling on the image. Clean, simple and fabulous. Thank you so much for sharing you creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks. Have a great day!

    Tamie DT

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  27. Gorgeous card!! Embossing is my most favourite technique ever, so I am really loving this card!!!!

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  28. Hi! Really nice card, I love the stitches on the backside. I saw your Card on Make it Monday and want to thank you for the inspiration!

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  29. The elegant pear looks terrific against the simply embossed background. I love the stitching inside, too! :)

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  30. I really like how the pear turned out. Very elegant! It caught my eye on MIM. Thanks, for sharing!

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  31. Really love this Asha, great embossing, and so elegant. Popped over from mim. Joey x

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  32. A stunning creation, thank you for joining in the fun over at MIM, good luck, Kerry DT x

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  33. Gorgeous. Love the embossing and inking.

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  34. This is absolutely stunning. Love the double embossing. Thanks for playing at ABC Christmas Challenge last round and sorry for my a bit late comment. Still hope to see you back for our new challenge. Bettina DT Member at ABC Christmas Challenge xx

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