Tone on Tone Snowflake

Hello again. I have been creating a card for a few challenges today:

A clean and simple card utilising a cue word, and some die cutting.

I used Lawn Fawn ‘Fog‘ card stock, and die cut the Concord and 9th snow flakes – with double-sided backing paper on the back – and stuck to a die-cut panel.
The smaller snowflake I added on top of the larger snowflake, and some of the little tear-drop excess pieces I stuck onto the larger snowflake as you see.

The sentiment was heat embossed on white, just to tie-in with the background white card,

Here is where I played a little with the brightness on the photo:

……but I think is a little too bright – but I’m playing!

Challenges I shall be entering:

CASologycue word ‘FOG’ (fog card-stock)

Inspire.Create Challenge – die-cutting

Addicted to Stamps and More – CAS

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Hello again. There is a new challenge beginning at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge – and theme is anything goes as long as it’s Christmas.

There is also a Design Team call, which finishes on 5th November so if you’re interested, and able to commit to making a Christmas themed card every two weeks, and commenting to entries to the challenge – please put your creation into the specific link on the blog main page.

So – back to the current challenge. Here is my card:

I am totally channeling Amy R at Prairie Paper and Ink for this card. I loved the way she embossed, then inked the edges of the bases of the cards.

I started with a dark blue piece of card, then clear heat embossed some Tim Holtz ‘Doily’ stamps, and filled in the gaps with some snow flake stamps from Concord and 9th.

I did the stamping and heat embossing separately for each of the larger images, but did 2 or 3 together on the smaller images – being careful not to heat too much and ruining the images already done.

When that had cooled down completely, I blended some Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink around the edges.
I must say, this card has shine upon shine upon shine, which I tried to capture in the photographs.

I hope you can come and join us in the challenge, and I hope that you consider joining our Design Team……….I hope to see you there.


Challenges I shall be entering:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday ChallengeChristmas

Christmas at Sweet Stampin’ atg Christmas with option of stars

Always Fun Challengesmonochrome