Sunday 14 December 2014

Shining Lights

Shining lights everywhere, it must be Christmas Time.
Here is a fun card I made doing some random embossing on my card front with a rubber mallet.  
  I decided to use two different folders this time to get a variation of textures and design onto the cardstock and I was very pleased at how it turned out.
Here is what I did:
First, I stamped the sentiment from Penny Black in the bottom corner of my white cardstock.  By doing that, I would know where I wanted to place the random embossing.  I placed that into a Cuttlebug Embossing folder (Swiss Dots) then hit it with a rubber mallet.  I took it out then placed it into a different folder and hit it some more to give a pattern within a pattern.  
Next, came the lights.  It is a fun, new die-cut from Penny Black called Sparkle String.
I die-cut the string in black then die-cut the lights in different colours.  I glued it all together then added Glossy Accents over the lights to give them some sparkle and shine.   

 Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps- Penny Black/ die- Penny Black/ Embossing folders-Cuttlebug/ bl. Memento ink/ Glossy Accents/ rubber mallet

I am adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says- BLING IT ON

(random embossing)

The Male Room- CHRISTMAS


  1. Ohhhh the glossy accents make super fab Christmas lights!! Thanks for sharing and playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash for our "Favourite Technique" challenge!!

  2. Another amazing card, Karen! I actually bought a rubber mallet at my local hardware store a couple of weeks ago. ($1.49) Haven't had any time to try your technique yet - using two embossing folders is a great idea.

  3. Oh, Karen, this is amazing! And I read on SCS about the sweet friend who is receiving this wonderful card! You are amazing and so thoughtful! She is going to LOVE it! Hugs, sweet friend!

  4. Hi Karen
    Love your card... I always do... Can picture you with the Mallett.... Lol....
    Love the Lights....
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  5. Oh what a super card. I do like all the embossing on the background and the lovely die cut Christmas lights. I do like the shine on them too. Great work. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room this week!

  6. A rubber mallet?! Turned out so cool,

  7. This is so pretty! Love how the lights turned out and please! My DH is going to think I'm certifiable now that I want a mallet in my craft space!

  8. Hi, Karen,
    Just wanted to let you know that your project will be featured on our FB page tomorrow. I have selected you as our CAS "Queen of Clean" Designer Of The Day for December 16, 2014. Please stop by to say hello and to grab your badge. Congratulations and Welcome to The Front Porch Gang!
    Chana Malkah Harris, Owner
    613 Avenue Create Paper Crafting Challenge Blog

  9. Delightful creation. A really nice example of CAS well done! Thanks for playing along with us this week here at Shopping Our Stash!
    Chana, DT

  10. This is fantastic. I love the string of lights.

  11. I do love your embossing technique using a rubber mallet! Great mix of textures for the background. And those lights are so fun and bright. Fabulous card Karen! Loll xx

  12. Oh my gosh! Two different textures via rubber mallet this time. Very cool. Great card. Those big lights give me the willies as I got shocked by them as a child. They make for an excellent card though.

  13. what a totally fun, totally festive, amazingly well-designed CAS card! love those cool! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR STASH with us this week! ♥

  14. so pretty :) i love the subtle texture in the background :) thank you for playing a long with us at simon says stamp!

  15. Karen, love the bold and bright design of your card! Congratulations on being selected for Top 3 and Happy New Year!


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