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Embossing for Rustic Gifts with Jean

A little extra to tuck into a gift.  Emerald Creek
Embossing Powders are fantastic and I especially like the metals, copper, gold, hammered pewter like and more.  Plus of course, we all need clear powders. 
 
I decided I would make ornaments to use with or as my gift tags.  Each one would become a little treasure that could be used on the tree or as a gift decoration.

I began with two collages, 3148 and 3084.  Each has an assortment of fun images from which to choose.
The one I will do for today is the larger and uses a slice of a wooden branch that has been sanded.   Since it is time for wood chopping, there may be extra branches left over.  
The shine and shimmer of the metallic embossing 
powders are amazing.  Santa's beard was done with Glacier White powder.   The copper edging used is Kettle Copper.  I used an embossing pen due to the small areas I would be covering.  

After embossing I applied the image to the wood disc and allowed it to dry.  The final step was to attach a mini clothespin to the back side, you can use E6000 for a totally forever hold or most craft glues will work.  Just clip the disc to a branch and VOILA!  You can also clip it to a gift bag or some ribbons.  ENJOY.
              

Supplies;
Emerald Creek Glacier White embossing powder

Stop by all month for more fun with Emerald Creek and AlteredPages.   

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