Sunday, December 4, 2016

Christmas Cards ~ Technique One

With wanting to send out as many Christmas cards as I can, 
and definitely not wanting to tire of the design, 
this year I decided to do my cards in groups of 6-8 of several different techniques.

My first set was inspired by the lovely cards my friend Jennie is currently making, using the method of inking your embossing folders prior to running them through the machine.

I quickly realized in my vast collection of folders, I must be attracted to border folders versus folders background folders.  
But I finally found several that would work for the season.

Next I discovered that I ended up with just about as much ink on my hands as on the folders, AND that I liked the inked designs both Embossed and Debossed.

With several panels inked, I then selected smaller Christmas stamps or mounted vellum panels that would appropriately fit on the card fronts and matted them after finding matching ribbon.

These are the final cards from this technique. 

I have my favorite ~ What's yours? 

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Thank you for stopping by.  
Serving a Risen Savior ~ Pam  


  1. Love this technique! Thanks Pam and Jennie for sharing. Very hard to pick my choice but l did narrow it to two.....first and last cards. Pam, this blog is amazing, l get so much from reading each and every one. Thanks. Keep up the great work!

  2. These are really great and makes me look forward to unpacking my machine and inking up my folders! I love this technique, it reminds me of letterpress printing and it is so much easier and more diverse in images!! Thank you for sharing your art with is at Word Art Wednesday Anything goes challenge! Ginny M, DT

  3. Love your cards and it gives me an idea for all the many cards I need to make. Thanks again for helping me out with your ideas. Hugs.

  4. What beautiful cards! I've shied away from this technique for fear of making a huge mess, but I am edging a little closer to giving it a try. Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing your lovely creations at Jo's Scrap Shack this week. Wishing you joy and peace in this season of celebration.
    DT Member

  5. Fabulous designs Pam - I use a brayer when inking the raised designs, and pad direst to plastic when inking the background. Still messy though, but fun!!
    I love the design with the mother and child on it in the deep red/maroon

  6. Fabulous cards! Love the technique! Thank you for joining us at Jo's Scrap Shack! Cyndi, DT

  7. Gorgeous cards Pam and what a great technique. My favourites are the nativity scene and the first one for the awesome embossing folder!! TFS and joining us this week over at Jo's