Wednesday 20 December 2017

Anything Goes at Emerald Creek Dares

"Merry Christmas", "Joyeux Noel" and  "frohes Fest", dear crafty friends! This month's challenge is all about winter and holidays of course - and as always you can win a $50 voucher to spend at the Emerald Creek online shop or - as a follower up - a 20% coupon code, which is worth playing along too.

Since the start of November Emerald Creek and Altered Pages have been teaming up to share projects created by their design teams using products from both shops. Today is my turn to share an all Emerald Creek - Altered Pages make.

I made two Christmas cards using some of Altered Pages' lovely digital images and other products from their store alongside some of my favourite Emerald Creek embossing powders!

Here's the list of the products I used:

Emerald Creek products used:

Altered Pages products used:
Tacky Glue

I don't use digis a lot, but what I like about digital images is that you can make them every size you need them on your projects or even mirror the image (as long as there's no if you want to. I did that with the gorgeous Santa's sleigh image as I wanted the horses to look to the right instead of left...ready to continue their ride through the winter forest to your doorstep to deliver your Christmas presents.  

For my cards I used two squares torn from dictionary pages as backgrounds and glued them to two kraft card blanks. I also die cut an oval from adhesive corrugated kraft paper and tore a rectangle shape (that I had planned on using as a back panel for the sleigh image, but I changed my mind later during the process). 

I painted the die cut oval (and rectangle) with DecoArt Americana "rouge" Chalky Finish paint.

Once the paint had dried, I used an embossing ink dabber to generously apply embossing ink to the raised areas of the corrugated card. This way the Emerald Creek Chinese New Year embossing powder created a lovely stripe pattern with a bit of festive bling. 

One of the dictionary page backgrounds on my cards got a layer of scraped on DecoArt Americana  "rouge" Chalky Finish paint. Once that was dry, I sprinkled on diluted "timeless" Chalky Finish paint with a splatter brush. 

I  heat embossed a die cut Christmas word with Emerald Creek Ultra Puff White embossing powder. 

I did the same with a cut to size strip of manila cardstock.

Another die cut element for my card was given a coat of "timeless" Chalky Finish paint...

...before I added a layer of Emerald Creek "Fractured Ice" embossing crystals to it. 

The printed out and fussy cut images were given two coats of Emerald Creek "Clear Chunky Gloss" embossing enamel to turn them into shiny Christmas image plaques as the focal pieces.

All my prepared and die cut elements were glued to the cards using tacky glue and/or sticky foam pads. 

I stamped holiday wishes to the insides of the cards using Memento "Love Letter" Dew Drop stamping ink. 

Et voilá!

There are plenty of other gorgeous Christmas digis to find at the Altered Pages store! I am sure you will find your personal favourites there too! And combined with Emerald Creek's awesome embossing powders these will make for the most amazing Christmas cards! I can't wait to see yours! 

Merry Christmas!


1 comment:

  1. Beautiful cards- you did very well Claudia!
    wishing you and your family a magical Christmas and a very wonderful 2018!
    hugs & love,
    Jackie xx


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