Thursday, September 12, 2013

MOJO310 ~ Wishing You A Merry Christmas ~

Good morning!  Hope this post finds you well!  There is a terrible "bug" roaming our part of the country and unfortunately several friends are suffering.  It sure seems like the flu is starting early, IF that's what it is.  Doesn't bode well for the rest of fall and winter!  I will keep taking my Vitamin C and praying for the good Lord's mercies!  And if it happens...  just take it in stride, right? 
We live our lives as a witness of His amazing grace!  And if we grumble and complain, what kind of message are we sending?  Life it tough but our Savior is tougher!  He took on the devil for us and won!  So why be afraid? 
 
Christmas will be here soon.  Another glorious season to celebrate our Savior's birth...  I am definitely trying to get ahead of the game and get some cards made!  I am sharing another card using the tissue stamping technique.  I modified it a bit by applying the inks directly to an embossing folder.  I then ran my paper through and got a wonderful mottled effect.  I used two layers on this card using three rich buttery ink tones...

 
 You will need one facial tissue for each ink color.  I used three shades of a rich yellow.  Scrunch your tissue up and apply it to the ink pad.  Then pounce it on your embossing folder.  Use a new tissue for each color until you get the desired depth of coverage you want.  Then lightly "huff" on the folder to reactivate the ink and place your card stock inside.  Run it through your embossing machine and VOILA!  You have texture and unique coloring! 
 
I embossed my sentiment (Ranger's gold embossing powder) on the focal panel.  This time I used a sentiment from Our Daily Bread Designs.  This one can be found in the new set, Holly Wreath shown here....
 
 
Isn't it just darling?  I love, love, love this image too!  I have a beautiful colored image on my desk begging to be placed on a card!  Keep your eyes peeled!  I hope to show that one soon too!  :-) 
 
Thanks so much for stopping by!  I always appreciate your lovely comments!  They encourage me so!  {{hugs}}
 
Challenges
 
MOJO310  Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge
  
 
Additional Supplies
 
Papers - Bazzill, Georgia Pacific
Inks - Close to My Heart - Honey, Sunflower, Goldrush & Versamark
Embossing Folder - Sizzix Damask
Embossing Powder - Queen's Gold by Ranger
 

4 comments:

Andie Miller said...

So simple yet stunning, Lori! I could see myself making multiples of those for my Christmas cards. Thanks for the inspiration!

byheleng said...

WOW! Gorgeous Christmas Card. Lori! Great work on the embossing and the stamp is so sweet. Love the choice of your color, too.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a rich Christmas card Lori!! I love the technique of brayering an embossing folder before embossing. It gives such depth. Beautiful layout!!
hugs,
Chris

Tam said...

I love that gold color.