Saturday, December 7, 2013

Card A Day Blog Post: Snow

The theme for this week on the Card A Day Blog is, Snow, and here is the card I put together to start it off.

I decided to do something a little different with my snowflakes, I made them red. To begin with, I used a 5.5" x 4.25" white card base. For my background paper, I decided to make embossed snowflakes using Zing Glitter Finish Embossing powder in the color red. I first chose a small clear snowflake stamp from my stash, and randomly stamped around a piece of white card stock, cut to 4.75" x 3.5" , using my Versa Mark watermark stamp, sprinkling it with the glitter embossing powder, then heat setting it with my heat gun. I then matted that piece using a piece of red card stock cut to 5.25" x 4", and adhered them to the front of my white card base.

For my main image, I chose a larger snowflake that I had in my stash, used the same procedure that I used to emboss the smaller ones, then cut down around the snowflake as close as I could. To mat that piece, I cut a piece of red card stock to 4.25" x 2.75", then I dry embossed it using a snowflake embossing folder, by Darice, and ran it through my Cuttlebug. I then ran a piece of white diamond satin ribbon, form Really Reasonable Ribbon, part way across the middle of my embossed piece, and added a piece of snowflakes on red satin ribbon, across the top of the white ribbon. I then place my large snowflake image to the right side of that piece.

You can't see it very well in the picture, but the snowflakes really sparkle with the glitter embossing powder, without most of the mess that glitter usually leaves behind, over and over again, and it leaves that raised effect created by embossing powder.

I hope you like my creation, and as always, I would love to hear what you think, so if you have the chance, please leave me a comment, I would surely appreciate it. Also, be sure to check in with The Card A Day Blog every day for some wonderful card making inspiration. If you're into challenges, check out our monthly challenge, for a chance to win a great prize!


Tina Campbell said...

Beautiful card Jill, love all the red going on with the snowflakes.


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