I’m a northern girl. Yep! I grew up in Ohio but I’ve made my home a bit further south in lovely southern Virginia. I’ve been here 21 years now. We do occasionally get snow. At least once a year I get to see a good flurry. I do love to watch it snow! And, around here, it’s a sure bet that schools will be closed and the boys get to stay home and enjoy the snow with me. Anyway, what I’m getting at is that I’m a sucker for snowflakes!! As soon as I saw the new Northern Flurry Textured Impressions Embossing Folder in the Holiday Mini catalog, I knew I had to have it! Yes, I love it!
This is my first use of the folder. I showed this at a recent workshop and the ladies seemed to love the technique. I first ran the folder with Night of Navy card stock through the Big Shot. Then, I used the flat stamp in the Distressing Essentials kit to rub the raised image with Frost White Shimmer Paint. I simply daubed the paint onto the stamp rubber with a sponge. I love using the flat stamp for this technique. If you were to use a sponge, the sponge would press down in between the raised areas leaving ink where it isn’t wanted. The quote is found in Occasional Quotes, a Hostess Level 3 set. Most would think this quote to be an “inside” stamp. You know, the saying on the inside of the card? Well, I think it works very nicely as an “outside” sentiment. A length of 1/8” Real Red Taffeta ribbon with the 3 silver Metallic Brads completes the card. It is all mounted on a Whisper White card base. Extremely easy to show at your workshop yet it has a WOW factor to the raised image.
I know I’ll be using this folder again and again. I’ll admit, I miss the snow. At least I can stamp the flakes, flurries and snowmen as much as I want to see them! I’m glad you stopped by today. I hope you’ve been struck by a flurry of inspiration!
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