Thursday’s Card

I’ve had another try with my ‘Message in a Tree’ embossing folder today. I am avoiding the brayer because I just can’t get along with it! If anyone has any tips they would be gratefully received. Whenever I try to ink with it, I get ink where I don’t want it. But yet whenever I watch a demo, it just inks the embossed bits and nowhere else. I must be doing something wrong, but I’m jiggered if I know what! So I decided to give Core’dinations a go instead.

I’ve used ‘The Whitewash Collection‘. Never tried sanding an embossed piece before so was very tentative at first but quickly realised you need to be quite heavy handed to get a decent result. I’ve stuck with red, but I may step out of the box and try an alternative next time.

Christmas Card

I added some glossy accents and a bit of sparkly to some of the snowflakes. Could do with some Stickles for Christmas I think!

Message in a Tree close up

I finished with some lovely red satin ribbon that I got off a box of chocolates from my lovely husband some time ago! (It was a huge box so I have about 2 metres!) and embellished with Card Candi.

That’s another Christmas card to add to the pile – only about another 30 to go…

I would like to enter this card into the following blog challenges:

Christmas Cards All Year ‘Round – October Challenge – ‘Getting Ready for Christmas’

Lisa B Designs Inspiration – October Challenge – ‘Traditional Christmas’

Thanks for reading and if you can link me to a brayering tutorial please do!

Back tomorrow for my final card of the week,

Emma x

5 thoughts on “Thursday’s Card

  1. Hello Emma, what a gorgeous card. That’s a great embossing folder & I love the texture of the core’dinations card. I can’t offer any good advice about brayering I’m afraid, I don’t use mine often enough. But I assume you’re using a Speedball brayer? The one with the plastic handle & soft roller? If you are then all I can suggest is LOTS of practice & if you’re using the other type – metal handle, hard rubber roller – then I advise you to get a Speedball one.
    Thanks so much for joining the Lisa B Designs challenge & good luck.

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