Friday, September 25, 2020



Hello everyone..

I'm here sharing Christmas cards today and sharing what NOT to do with Nuvo drops..

But first heat embossing and water colouring on navy card stock..and how different they can be..

White heat embossed for this Gina K wreath and water coloured with this lime green shown in picture and you would not think so, can hardly see it even IRL..

Next colour a deeper difference.

Onto a darker green and you can see it a bit..

There are the three of them..the last one shows up the best...

Then I made a swatch of the reds that I had and they were all blaa..just too pale..

So I used Nuvo drops in Red Berry..

Then added Nuvo.. Simply White Gloss and Bright gold..

And they were okay..

And made into cards....and see how they can see the green better....BUT you have to be real careful and wait until the drops are properly dry as the little blighters bleed into each other and a few of my berries were not good..

So I thought I would play with gold embossing next...

I like gold embossing and I don't get so many splatters like I do with white embossing and the different paints showed up quite nicely..

This time added two Nuvo drops colours..Bright Gold and Mustard Gold

They look nice, but up close, oh, dear, my gold bled together as I was impatient..

 But they will pass..they are flat and easy to post..

Thanks so much for stopping by and I will see you tomorrow..


My 2 1/2 year old Great Grandson Hadley..
New boots and sun glasses, he was so is such a character.


Doreen said...

Your cards are gorgeous Chrissy,it is good to experiment,it is how you find out. Your great grandson looks cool in his sunglasses and boots.xxxx

Janette said...

Well first of all Chrissy, Hadley is adorable, omg so cute..
Your cards are beautiful and all you went through shows a true artist, but they were worth it.xx

aussie aNNie said...

Sorry Hadley takes the front line of this post...he is sooooooooooooooo cute.
Great card though Chrissy and interesting reading. xx

Pop's Cards said...

This are just beautiful, I love the colours hugs Pops x

Chris said...

Hadley is soooo cute! He really stole the show this time in his in his funky boots and sunglasses- hands stuffed in pockets- a real cool little dude!
The cards are gorgeous Chrissy, lovely stamp d the nuvo berries look great (thanks for the tip!)

crafty-stamper said...

All beautiful Chrissy but must admit prefer the effect with the gold embossed ones and at least you had fun experimenting-fabulous photo of Hadley love his boots and glasses prepared for all weathers bless him.
Carol x

KarinsArtScrap said...

ooooo he looks great with his new boots and sunglasses Chrissy he is a cutie

your cards are very beautifullllllll
Gr Karin

pinky said...

Great tutorial Chrissy. I don't actually own Nuvo drops but quite fancy getting some! Hadley is a wee dote! He looks so cool in his shiny new boots and glasses!!

Carol S. said...

Beautiful wreath cards Chrissy. I found out exactly as you did with the Nuvo drops. So learnt to do one and let it dry and even then leave a little gap between them!! Pain in the Ar...e!!
Hadley looks adorable and great fun!!
Big hugs, Carol.xxxx

pam said...

Gorgeous cards Chrissy, yet to use my Nova drops. lol love my Liquid pearls.
Hugs Pam x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

These are beautiful, the white embossing is gorgeous. Cute photo too

*Vicki* said...

Well fristly, I must say that Hadley looks at cute as a button! Tee hee!

Your wreaths are fantastic and so beautifully done over the darker panels! I love the added Nuvo drops over them and how they've all turned out! Beautifully done again my friend!

Brenda said...

Hadley is ADORABLE! and what a cute age. As for the cards, they are beautiful. I love the different iterations. I have the same problem with the NUVO drops, I'm just much to impatient!

Words and Pictures said...

I rather like the imperfection of the berries - embrace it! The design is gorgeous... and I think the white probably edges out the gold by a short distance for me, but they're both lovely. I also embrace the imperfection of extra white embossing spatters!!
Alison x

Words and Pictures said...

Oh, and Hadley looks fab!

Sarah said...

Never mind the cards let's talk about Hadley!! What a yummy scrummy little fella he is...sooooo cute!! Just look at those boots!! Lovely cards too and had you not mentioned the Nuvo's I would never have known they misbehaved!! xx

Pia S said...

Really classy Christmas designs. Thanks for sharing useful tips. I don’t think it matters some berries bled together.