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Fri 07

Final Day of the 2020 Christmas Release Blog Blitz
by Trina Pham


Welcome to the last day of the 2020 Christmas release Blog Blitz.  Just like the Gracious Leaves 3D embossing folder (EF) from the previous Garden Party release, I think the Snowy Forest EF would look just as beautiful with a simple stacked die cut sentiment added to it.  But it appears my teammate Donna and I thought it would also make a fun Santa scene.  She kindly allowed me to show my version while she shared two fabulous cards made with the Stitched Tree die HERE.

I started by die cutting a circle mask from Post It Note using one of the die from the Circle Basics set.  Adhered the mask to the flat side of the EF.   Using a rubber brayer, inked up the same flat side of the EF with VersaMark ink first followed by Chipped Sapphire distress ink.  Removed the mask then ran a piece of Bristol paper in the EF through my Big Shot machine.  Heat embossed the newly dry embossed piece with clear glitter embossing powder (EP) to make it all sparkly!  This is the reason for inking with VersaMark first.


Santa is from the new Cabin Snowglobe die set.  I wanted him to appear behind the trees.  Initially, I created a DIY stamp of Santa from fun foam. I stamped Santa with black dye ink directly onto the flat side of the EF after removing the circle mask and before running it through my Big Shot, but he came out too faint.  So on this version, I die cut Santa directly from the embossed panel, then used a permanent black marker to color it, being extra careful to avoid the white branches.


Finished off with a custom sentiment using the Vintage Varsity Mini Alphabet die from last year’s release.  Each letter was die cut twice from thick white cardstock and the top layer from the new Polished Foil paper.  Isn’t that foil paper so shiny and gorgeous? 


Ready for today’s giveaway?  For your chance to win the Snowy Forest EF, leave a comment on this post by this Sunday, August 9, at 11:59 pm EST.  Winner will be randomly selected and be announced on this blog the following day on Monday, August 10.  Thank you for joining me.  Good luck!






Wow! Such amazing magical feel!! Love how you used the Snowy Forest EF, and the idea of embossing to add sparkle! Great work with Santa's sleight!!!

Wow! What a GORGEOUS CARD! You are SO CLEVER!! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE that you created the background with that AMAZING embossing folder!!

What a lovely card - truly stunning! So much detail. Makes a perfect winter scene.

What a great card. So many creative ways to use the new Snowy Forest embossing folder. Love it!

Fabulous scene with this folder, so many fun details and a great technique. Thanks for sharing this inspiration with these fun products.

OMGosh, this is absolutely gorgeous! Love that 3-D EF and the technique you used with it, Trina.

Great card! I love how the use of just blue and white make santa really pop out.

Trina, this is a magical tree scene. I love how your brought this gorgeous embossing folder to life. I have to have that folder. Love the Santa and his sleigh flying through. Beautiful card!

This is a wonderful embossing folder - kudos to Memory Box for thinking outside of the box! And I love Christmas cards with a natural theme like this - thanks for the beautiful idea for how to use this folder.

What a cool card design. Love the technique to up the sparkle too. The embossing folder is great!

Love this embossing folder! I need to try the technique you used for this beautiful card!

Wow! This is an amazing card! Inspiring me to try new things!

Gorgeous winter scene! I just love the trees and the color you used for the sky! Beautiful card!

Stunning card! Love the winter feel it gives to me as I'm ready for the seasonal change. All the colors are perfect for this wonderful scene. Great inspiration!!!

This is the perfect Christmas card, IMO. It's really beautiful! And what an awesome folder that is.

Fabulous card. Intriguing technique. Wonderful sparkle. Beautiful embossing folder.

What a magical scene you created! Wonderful card!
This embossing folder is awesome, looks like it would have many possibilities!
Thanks for sharing.

Beautiful scene! I think you really like blue!!! Thanks, too, for the embossing folder tips! Winter will be here before we know it!! and my plans for summer Christmas card making have disappeared!

Terrific card and technique!

Lovely card!!! What a beautiful embossing folder!!!

Embossing folders are so versatile

Love your card! This EF would
make some gorgeous winter scenes!

Perfect! And such a lovely color palate. Thank you.

What a beautiful card, and a creative way to use that embossing folder. Love this!

You made an already beautiful embossing folder even more beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

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