Monday, September 13, 2010

Embossed & Shimmered Northern Flurry


     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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