I really have a love/hate relationship with embossing, but I keep trying it because I like the look. If the image is larger I have a hard time stamping it because I have arthritis and no strength in my hands. I usually stick to smaller images and use sentiments more than anything else.
It took me three tries and finally I pulled out my Darice Rubber-stamping Surface Mat. That did the trick. I always forget that I have that mat and how great it works for stamping! I've even tried the rocking stamp blocks. Sometimes they work for me and sometimes they don't.
For both of these cards I used patterned paper from Pink Paislee called Snow Village. I'm almost embarrassed to say that the stamp and die set I used is a Hero Art's Stamp and Cut set called Reindeer Pair that I bought at Scrap Fest in 2010! I've never used it til now! Maybe I have too much stuff and don't even know what I have? I've just pulled out all Christmas stuff and I have a complete mess in my craft room. I'm just grabbing anything that looks like it might be fun to work with.
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