Christmas Tidings Embossed Vellum Christmas Card AYSI 310

by Joanne James20. October 2023 12:00

Today I'm sharing my design team card for our new challenge over at As you See It where it's time for an interesting 'fill in the blank' challenge from Heather C:


Vellum - so many creative things you can do with it and the Design Team will be sharing lots of them for this challenge. One of my favourite things to do with vellum is ... to dry emboss it! I made a Christmas card using the colours over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown this week that showcases embossed vellum in all its glory - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

For my card today, I created a faux bookbinding card. I embossed a whole sheet of vellum using the Christmas Tidings embossing folder and attached it along the edge beneath my binding edge - this is a useful way to avoid visible adhesive, which is something you need to think about when working with vellum. This embossing folder has lots of festive words and images and I chose to highlight the gingerbread man (you can see him near the bind) and add a couple of stamped gingerbread men to my card. I stamped them in Pecan Pie using a long-retired set, 'Scentsational Season', and added bows from 'Cookie Cutter Christmas' (also retired). I've included the link to a current set with a cute gingerbread man in below, in case you don't have one in your collection. You can see mine more closely below - they provide a nice contrast to the fabulous dimension and texture of the embossed vellum:


I added another gingerbread man and a sentiment from 'Joy to You' to the inside of my card too:


You might also notice on the photo above that I embossed the envelope flap too for a co-ordinated look. I love to decorate envelopes in this way - it's super simple and so effective.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Here's a summary of our challenge rules:

  • Create any card, scrapbooking page, 3D project or packaging project that fits the challenge.
  • Please include the challenge graphic and link back to the challenge in your blog post. Turn off word verification so we can leave you lots of lovely comments. Make sure you link the post not the whole blog to the Linky. Use #AYSIXXX when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about ‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines tab on the As You See It Challenge homepage.
  • In a Fill in the Blank challenge, complete the sentence in the Challenge Banner with the phrase that is true for you and create your project using the words you used. Tell us what you said in your blog or on your site.
We look forward to seeing your creations in the AYSI gallery.

Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (9) -

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
10/20/2023 3:35:08 PM #

This is so can never go wrong with a sweet little gingerbread man and the embossed vellum looks amazing!

Kathy Hunter
Kathy HunterUnited States
10/20/2023 5:17:43 PM #

Joanne, love it all, the embossed vellum makes the perfect canvas for the gingerbread menand using one inside is a great touch.   Thanks for sharing your lovely creation with us at 52 CCT this week.  I would love for you to take next weeks challenge as well!          Smiles,  Kathy DT

Heather Heroldt
Heather HeroldtUnited States
10/20/2023 6:15:36 PM #

So darling, Joanne, that emboss looks fabulous!  I'm loving those cute ginger guys so much - such a wonderful design!

Heather Cooper
Heather CooperCanada
10/20/2023 11:01:59 PM #

I love the depth of the embossed lines you get when you emboss on vellum. You can really see all the details. Those cute little gingerbread guys are the perfect focal point!

Kristin Sluhan
Kristin SluhanUnited States
10/21/2023 1:25:37 AM #

Ok... so how you get embossed vellum without creases?!?!?  The laws of physics must cease to exist in your home.  Amazing!!!  Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog, I appreciate the time and the support!

10/21/2023 5:44:45 AM #

Beautiful red and brown  Christmas card. Thanks for playing at 52 CCT challange.

VickyUnited Kingdom
10/21/2023 5:12:49 PM #

Embossing vellum is always so effective and I love the look of it in your book binding style card. The gingerbread couple are very cute and make a great focal point too. Vicky x

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
10/21/2023 8:01:11 PM #

We're again on the same wavelength! It's such a great technique and that folder is just perfect for it. Love your faux bookbinding too - it's just that bit extra that adds the zing. Smile

Jane Knudsen
Jane KnudsenUnited States
11/6/2023 1:24:34 AM #

Joanne - between you and Jan, I know think I need this embossing folder!  I love the book edge - it created such a unique look.  And those sweet gingerbread men!  I remember them!  Beautiful all the way around!

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