Thursday, December 15, 2016

Indian Craft Room Blog Hop. Christmas Cards

Hello everyone!
Welcome to the ICR Blog Hop!
It has been a wonderful year at ICR and we are ending the year with a blog hop by all the 
team members who were creating for ICR this year!

For this blog hop, we are creating cards with 
any type of EMBOSSING.
It could be heat embossing (wet embossing) or,
 embossing with an embossing folder (dry embossing)

You would have come here from 
Gopi's blog..

I have a set of 5 christmas cards to share today.
I have used both wet and dry embossing techniques on all the cards. 
I hope you enjoy reading about them as much as I enjoyed making them!!

For the first card, I doodled four christmas trees, 
painted them using Sakura Koi watercolours and fussy cut them. 
I then cut the snow bank using Mama Elephants's landscape trio dies and,
 embossed the background with Cuttlebug embossing folders.  
I then placed the background panel on a 5"x5" red card stock base.
I finished the card with a sentiment from Hero Arts and a bit of jute twine from MayArts.

I have seen versions of this card  a lot on Instagram and Pinterest, and, 
I was inspired to try making my own.
I embossed the background panel with a Cuttlebug embossing folder and, 
blended Memento Summer Sky ink onto it.
I stacked three stitched circle die cuts one on top of the other and 
added googly eyes, a shiny gemstone for the nose and a doodles smile.
 I then added twigs, (die cut using Memory box dies)
 for the arms and a doodled and coloured scarf.
I then placed the panel on a red card stock base and
added a sentiment from Hero Arts to finish the card.
I love the feeling of breeze, when I see this card

I particularly love this card! 
I learnt how to colour the Holiday Bow from the Ton stamps, 
The rest of the card is simple..
A Cuttlebug embossed background panel and,
 a gold heat embossed sentiment on vellum finish the card.

I doodled another three Christmas trees, coloured and cut them for this card. Again, I used the Mama Elephant landscape trio dies to create the snowbank and Cuttlebug embossed the background.
I finished the card with sentiments from Hero Arts and jute twine from May Arts.

For this card, I Cuttlebug embossed swirls on the background panel, to begin with.
I then stamped and heat embossed and fussy cut two cups from 
the Paper Smooches 'Cyber Cafe' stamp set. I placed the cups on a vellum panel on which I had heat embossed the heat swirls in white embossing powder. I then hand stitched the panel onto the card base. I added a gold heat embossed sentiment and some green Bakers Twine to finish the card.

I hope you enjoyed reading about these cards, and I hope you are inspired to create some of you own this season! 
Do leave a comment..I'd love to hear from you!

Next on the hop is the lovely Pratyusha..head on over and leave her some love!

We have some awesome prizes in store for you...

a bag of goodies  (dies, stamps, etc.)

Don't forget to link up your creations here and leave a comment on all the blogs!

                            Paru<---- You are here
                       Pratyusha<----Next blog

Thanks so much for playing along...
Have a great evening!!


  1. Such a pretty cards all r simply beautiful

  2. Lovely set of cards Paru Ma'm...Really Festive...

  3. wow love them all ! Thank you so much for the lovely gesture of inviting past DTs It was really fun creating for ICR :)

  4. Beautiful cards..My fav is the cute snowman card...

  5. They are adorable cards, Paru! So happy to see one of them arrived at my home :) THANK YOU!!!

  6. So many cards and such pretty embossed backgrounds... each one pretty :) snowman is my fav :D

  7. wow! such a wonderful array of christmas cards :) love the designs and the use of traditional christmas colors

  8. So cute set of christmas cards Paru... I loved all of them.... Super duper...

  9. Aww..So pretty these are! Love all of them! Perfect for this festive season!

  10. Very pretty set of cards Paru :) Loved all of them

  11. Had missed having the pleasure of pleasing my eyes with your simple yet unique projects you create on your craft table..... Thanks a bunch for being a part of this blog hop!


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