Copper Christmas Carols (second post of the day see below for Altenew)

Tuesday, August 12, 2014


It's time for another Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge...our theme this week is holidays.  My first thought is always Christmas when it comes to holiday challenges. Love making Christmas cards :)

Our sponsor this week is Rick St. Denis and up for grabs...three of his digis:


Hopefully, you're seeing my card as black with copper embossing.  This was fun a pain to photograph! Oh me, oh my it took more time to photograph than to create...seriously!  I love using sparkly things on my cards but they don't always translate well with the camera.  I'd love to hear how you manage to take pictures of cards like this...any little hint would be most appreciated!

A very simple card, easy to mass produce for your entire Christmas card list if you choose.  My focal image is 2.75" x 3.75".  It's been stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with copper.  Then an embossed layer to keep with the theme.  Then it was distressed for some added texture and done!

Here's what I used:
Paper:  Gina K. black
Ink:  Versamark
Stamps:  Tim Holtz Reindeer Games
All the other stuff:  Zing copper embossing powder, heat gun, embossing buddy, Big Shot Pro, Tim Holtz Sheet Music embossing folder, distressing tool, adhesives

Challenge:
Addicted to Stamps and More #108:  holiday

Back soon with more my sweet friends...

12 comments

  1. Beautiful copper embossing! Stunning as a Christmas card. The best way I find to take photos of sparkly stuff is to place the card in the best natural light setting that you can or even take it outside. Still a pain to photograph them, though - I feel your pain xx

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  2. the copper embossing really does work for a Christmas card but I also struggle taking good photos of these but I do ad Kylie has suggested and just try to edit if I can x

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  3. A different take on a Christmas card, but a great idea. You are right about the photography, I usually put it on a window ledge in good daylight at a slight angle so the sun just catches the sparkle but doesn't dazzle the lens. x

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  4. Absolutely stunning! I really like the embossed background and that wonderful copper embossed image. Beautiful work.

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  5. The copper with the black is incredibly eye-catching and classy! WOW!! Gorgeous Christmas card; I can picture how beautiful it would be placed on the mantle of a fireplace...
    ~c

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  6. Fabulous texture in the BG and love the focal image in the copper. Great card :)

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  7. So beautiful Lee-Anne. Love the copper embossed image. I struggle with photographing shiny things too. Sometimes I have hubby stand over me with something to shade the light ... it's the glare that's the problem for me. Need to come up with a better idea that I can do on my own, because Gord seems to be loosing his enthusiasm :)

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  8. Your copper embossing is AMAZING, Lee-Anne! I love all the texture and dimension, and your design is perfect! Shiny objects on cards are always problematic for me, too...I think Loll has a great idea!

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  10. Gorgeous card - I love the black embossed background - what an unexpected color combo for Christmas - so pretty!

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  11. So unusual for a Christmas card but it's really rich and classy. I love the colours and you've created fab texture. Sorry, I have no tips for photography, I just struggle and hope for the best! lol Hugs x

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  12. Hi Lee-Anne. Yep, sparkle doesn't translate very well into being photographed. You made a fantastic job of it!!! Love your colours and layout, great card. Sorry about the late comment. Have a lovely day! hugs Monika xxx

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