Traditional Pines
Christmas Bling

Just Add....Embossing!

Hello again

Today I'm combining a few things in the card I have to share with you. Firstly, the Just Add Ink #26 challenge to Just Add...EMBOSSING! and to highlight one of the Two Step Stampin' stamp sets that are on sale this month. The A Rose is A Rose stamp set is one of my favourites and is currently on sale for 20% off the normal price for the month of July. It is also retiring on 1 September 2010, but I will be keeping this one for the long haul. Finally, I needed to have a 'pink' fix!

I have stamped the bottom layer of the rose with Regal Rose ink on Very Vanilla card stock and then the second layer with Versamark which I have clear embossed. This produces a subtle highlight to the flower and added depth. I used the stem from the Petal Pizzazz stamp set to create the leaf set which has also been highlighted with clear embossing. Two step stamping is made easy with the Stamp-a-ma-jig, which is also one of the best tools for the detail focussed (anal) person that I am! (Yes, I like rulers as well).


The base card is textured Close to Cocoa cardstock with one of my favourite DSP's Candy Lane layered over it. I'm looking forward to the Colour Renovation that is coming, but will be sad to see Close to Cocoa retire. I also enjoyed using three other stamp sets to add the details to the card. All the info is provided below.

Card Details


A Rose is A Rose, Petal Pizzazz (Leaf Stem) Frames with a Flourish, En Francais (in frame), I {Heart} Hearts, Occasional Greetings

Cardstock & Papers

Close to Cocoa Textured, Very Vanilla, Candy Lane DSP


Regal Rose, Old Olive, Versamark, Pretty in Pink, Close to Cocoa, Pink Pirouette


5/8” Regal Rose Grosgrain ribbon, Small flat back pearls (Pretties Kit),


Clear embossing powder, Heat gun, Small Heart punch, Sponge Daubers,  Dimensionals

I hope to be back again with another challenge tomorrow.



Christine Blain

Beautiful, PINK, card, my friend! LOVE the clear-embossed layer on the roses.


I had to tear my eyes away from Artie to look at your amazing card, Judy! heehee. I love your design, it's stunning!

Danielle Daws

Judy, this is so beautiful! So elegant and feminine!


This is just stunning!! I love the layout and the choice of colours with the DSP.

Tania Gould

Very pretty! Love the pearls. And I so want Frames With A Flourish!!

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