Thursday, 1 December 2011

Penny Black Saturday Challenge Week 179 - Christmas/Red+Embossing


This is my entry for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge this week where the theme is Christmas with Red and Embossing.  For the main image I've chosed the Penny Black stamp Sweet Snowman once again and coloured him with Promarkers.  I'm not trying to sound like Bruce Forsyth but this one is fast becoming my favourite and I've bought a second one for my Mum to put in her Christmas parcel.  Hope she likes him as much as I do.  It's a great stamp to practice Promarker shading with.

 
The snowflake and Seasons Greetings card are from Kanban and the Real Red ribbon and Riding Hood red ink which was sponged around the main image and snowflakes were from Stampin'up.  The snowflakes were cut using a small punch and Spellbinders Create a Flake 1 die set and glittered using Stampin' up Dazzling Diamnds glitter.  I didn't have a red brad left to put in the centre of the snowflake so I took a silver one, dabbed it in versamark ink and then into Stampendous stamp-n-stuff red tinsel embossing powder and heat embossed it.  After a couple more coats I had a red glittery brad.  If you want to try this make sure you grip the brad using a wooden clothes peg so as not to burn your fingers.

The white card under the main image was embossed using an embossing folder and the Cuttlebug swiss dots folder was used to emboss little dots around the snowman.  First I held the stamped image up to the light and drew a pencil line around the snowman so that I wouldn't emboss any dots over him.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges

Thanks for reading
Liz xx

27 comments:

  1. ooooh how cute, verry lovely card.

    hugs
    angelique

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  2. Love this, great colour.Thanks for sharing this with us at OLL.xxx

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  3. This is stunning! I love all the detail and this snowman is fab! Thanks for joining us on the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!

    Love Beth xx

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  4. adorable card liz..isn't he just the sweetest snowman...thanks for joining in the Christmas challenge fun at Penny Black Saturday..hugs kath xxx

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  5. Liz this is gorgeous! love this image and fab layout, thanks for joining us at inky impressions and totally papercrafts. Joey x

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  6. Awesome color design, thanks for playing with us at OSAAT.

    xoxo Marjo

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  7. Oh my word what an adorable Snowman image and so beautifully coloured, fabulous design and layout,

    Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz Snowmen Challenge I hope you can join us again next week

    Have a lovely day,
    Good Luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :-)x

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  8. Love these snowmen and thanks for joining Crafty catz this week

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  9. Adorable Liz - love that snowman. Thanks for joining in this week's PBSC
    Pauline x
    PS your card would also be eligible for this week's I {heart} Promarkers challenge :-)

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  10. This is just lovely. Gorgeous red. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

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  11. ooh adorable card, thanks fr playing along with CRAFTY CATZ x carol

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  12. Beautiful card!! great take on the sketch!! Thanks for playing at Inky Impressions xx

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  13. Absolutely Gorgeous Liz!! Thank you for sharing with us at I Love Promarkers and good luck!
    Hugs
    Hazel xx

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  14. Love your card and what a great job with this snowman image, just gorgeous with the shine. Thanks for joining us at Stamps R Us.

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  15. Beautiful card - I love that snowman!
    Thanks for joining us at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x

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  16. Wow this is magnificent. Love how you've surrounded the snowman with snowflakes and made it all in red and white. Love the sparkle too. Thanks for playing at Stamotacular Sunday Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back sunday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

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  17. lovely card
    thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week
    Love Jan
    xx

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  18. Lovely card, the image looks good in red and white
    Thanks for joining us at the Creative Card Crew for this challenge
    Margaret :o)

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  19. Wow! This is so pretty! Love the untraditional colour and the snowflakes are amazing!
    Thanks for sharing it at OSAAT this time.
    ~darling Ho~OSAAT-DT

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  20. ooh so cute. Love the colours and the snowflakes.

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  21. Love that image with the tilted hat and your snowflakes are striking. The hint of inking is wonderful! :)

    Thank you for playing along with us at Make It Monday!
    Remember, for a chance to win the prize from our sponsor, leave a comment for another entry and mention that you saw them on Make It Monday.
    Lisa xx

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  22. great papers and distressing, and that snowman is so cute! saw it on mim x

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  23. Saw this on MIM, what a gorgeous card! x

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  24. What a gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valey. xx

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  25. This is absolutely stunning Liz! I love all the dark red with the white and your sparkle is beautiful!
    Thanks for entering our 'Sparkle' challenge at Ooh LaLa!
    Lizy DT x

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  26. wonderful creation, thanks for enjoying us at Cards und More, hugs, Patty

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  27. Hi Liz :)

    I came over to checkout your blog and was hit with this card - its awesome! :) Wow! Beautiful colours, layout and design, and an uber-cute snowman too!

    hugs

    xxalisonxx

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