Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Lime green and red

After a short break it's back to the Christmas cards. 
This week 52 Christmas Card Throwdown are asking for Lime Green and Red. 

I decided I wanted to make an embossed frame. I had this idea one night when I couldn't sleep. Does anyone else design cards at night? 
Of course they don't usually work out quite the way I imagined. 
The embossing folder wasn't big enough to make the square in one go so I have cut strips and mitred the corners. 

 I attempted to this using maths and angles !>*$%" ???~ in the end I did it like this:

 If you have cut the strips square you can lay them over each other and draw from corner to corner across the right angle. Cut then place that one underneath and repeat. I need everything to be square and straight so the angles had to be accurate.
 There was definitely some fiddling about. Lol.

I layered the borders on another piece of card and cut out the centre square to give some depth. 
Then embossed the poinsettia three times in black and filled in one green and two red. It is layered up with a red ribbon twisted behind and a gem in the middle. Of course, I've realised now that I can't post it, it's probably too fat for a normal letter. 

I've used:
Penny Black stamps - Poinsettia and Merry Christmas
Sizzix un-named embossing folder. 
Leaf Green and Brilliant Red Brushos.  

I like the border frame so now I'm wondering how else I could use the idea.


  1. Labour intensive ...but worth it Alison! Definitely a success and as you to hand out...embossed box to match next?

  2. Some neat mitring here and the result was worth the fidly time it took to make. I love the poinsettia. Hugs Mrs A.

  3. This is gorgeous. Love your explanation of the mitring! Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week! Deborah, DT.

  4. WOW love how you made the embossed frame...its gorgeous
    Dr Sonia


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