Yesterday I nipped into Hobbycraft and treated myself to this little metal stencil from Papermania's new Christmas Range!
As soon as i saw it I thought oooohhh that would liik nice with twinkling gems on it!
I am no "Dry Embosser" so i used my die cutting machine to emboss it, if you like the idea of that pop back later as i am putting together a tutorial on this for Big Shot and Cuttlebug users
On this card I have swooshed over the embossed image with an ink pad to make it pop a little
I am not a traditional christmas girl really, i just love the candy coloured christmas ranges
The striped backing paper is from craft work cards and the pink snowflake papers are from the new dovecraft range, Christmas Fancy and they were from Crafts U Love
My next card was just left white, i do love this effecr with embossing folders and it worked just a well with the stencil, it was such a hard to photograph i just hope you can make out the embossed image!
Background papers are again from Craft Work Cards and Crafts U Love and i have used a Fiskars border punch in a snowflake design on the green background strip.
The gems were from a mixed collection mainly nail gems in 2 sizes
The greetings are peel offs, Helen if your reading, i know i moan about how much i hate peel offs but there were glittery and i actually quite like them!!!!
I hope you like the cards and if you have any dusty old embossing stencils buried in your craft room, quickly go dust them off and pop back for my tutorial!