Friday, July 29, 2011

Christmas in July!

Fridays mean Lisa has a new Bloggers Challenge for us and this week we are Embossing!  All stamps are from I Brake For Stamps, who is just so having a Christmas in July challenge.  This will also be linked to Simon Says Stamp and Show "Anything Goes."

The pine cone collage was embossed with gold, red and garnet.  A little tricky, but worth the effort!  After it was heat set, I colored the open area of the corners and the pine cone.  The printed area was lightly distressed with Pumice Stone to tone it down.  All panels were distressed and shaded with Vintage Photo. 

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.  Not sure what we will be doing, but that is just fine with me!  Thank you for visiting!

32 comments:

Brenda Brown said...

This is gorgeous Terry - I just love ther embossed pinecone in those glorious colours and the corners set it all off beautifully.
Have a great weekend.
luv and hugs {brenda] xoxox

Yvonne Garner said...

Oh! How pretty! You are making me anxious to get started on my Christmas cards.

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful Christmas card, love the Gold embossing, very elegant! Thanks for playing along witht he Bloggers Challenge!

2amscrapper said...

everything done wonderfully! awwwh, thanks for the compliment on my ATC.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful- I love the image and the gold embossing. I do not think I made one Christmas in July card this year.....still two more days to go.......

Chris Arlington said...

Terry this is lovely. I love your composition and colours. Gorgeous!

Sharon said...

Oh wow these are beautiful Terry - great xmas cards!

judyjstamper said...

Wow Terry - this is so pretty and elegant!

Lynn Stevens said...

Beautiful Terry, Love the depth of your pinecone with the multi colors!and always adored that stamp!
Great start on your Christmas cards!
hugs Lynn

Cheryl said...

oh this is gorgeous hun just love those pine cones,they are just brilliant the detail is amazing love those corners too hugs cherylxx

craftattack said...

Beautiful card, but I don't want to think about Xmas yet! Valerie

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Excellent, Terry! Great card.

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is such a stunning card, Terry. Anybody would be delighted to receive this for Christmas, such a change from the bland bought ones,

Lucy x

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous card, the colours are beautiful. Yvonne x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a wonderful Christmas card, the pinecone looks fab.

Linda R. said...

All that embossing paid off.. This looks fabulous.. Love the effect it gave.. Hope you have a wonderful weekend what ever you do..

Hugs, Linda

Nan said...

Beautiful effects on your card Terry! Love the Halloween one too!
:) nan

Jan said...

love this and Christmas is sounding better every day with such HOT temps :)

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Beautiful cards,Terry!!TFS.
Have a wonderful Sunday.
Hugs,
Marie

Ira said...

Wonderful X-mas card, love the corners, they're fab! I'm only THINKING about Christmas cards, but you have actually completed one, lol! Have a lovely Sunday, Ira x

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Terry
what a gorgeous Christmas card this is. Classic colors and a vintage design! I love that pine cone stamp - very detailed and yummy! I hope it cools down for you soon! Have a wonderful Sunday!

Cindy Adkins said...

WOW, Terry--that card is so gorgeous--and so professional!!! Amazing, my friend!!
XO
Cindy

Basement Stamper said...

the embossing on your pine cone is gorgeous. Thanks for playing with us at Blogger's Challenge!

CuddlyBunny said...

Gorgeous card Terry! I love the simplicity of it, and the wintery feel (100 F at our house today ... wish it were snowing ...). :)

Chrissy D said...

Terry - this is so pretty! i just love these images from IBFS and you did a great job showcasing it!

Lori said...

The embossed pine cone image is lovely!

BarbaraW said...

Lovely image. Beautiful embossing.

Ida said...

So pretty. Love the use of the multi-colors in the embossing powder.

Christine said...

Beautiful card. The pinecone is so real looking.

2amscrapper said...

thanks for another visit!

Barbara said...

Lovely card....so rich and elegant looking. Bet it's even better in real life. Thanks for joining in the Bloggers' Challenge.

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a beautiful card for the holidays. Love it. Congratulations, too.

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