Wednesday 16 November 2016

Project 376: Heat embossed painted christmas cards

I found a stash of oval water-colour papers that Claire had given me ages ago. I thought they would be fun to try a mini set of Christmas cards so I had a little play at my desk.

I embossed a few different stamps (reindeer, tree, wreath and a large sentiment) in gold and silver and then painted the background using Distress Ink as watercolours.

I then layered these over patterned paper or washi sheets (really had fun with those!) and decided against a sentiment. I added only a tiny touch of bling to the wreath as it looked naked, otherwise I think they're all much better left with just the pattern of the paper and the heat embossed design. 

I'll confess that the heat embossing got boring pretty quickly but the painting went quickly and because they were already cut to ovals they were really easy to assemble. I'm pretty much done my Christmas cards this year unless I decide to take any orders from colleagues so now it's just about filling them out and sending them! 


  1. Wow, these are gorgeous Jessie… I love the heat embossing on the watercoloured papers… very pretty and so classy and elegant! :-)
    hope you are keeping well
    Love and hugs, Sue B xxx

  2. These are really pretty. My fave is the headliner - that tartan paper is awesome. I love the mix of papers, heat embossing and watercolouring. I am with you, heat embossing gets old FAST!! Those washi sheets kick butt right. They were like 20cents in a sale, wish I had bought them ALL. Cx


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