Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Cannot Resist the Flakes :)


     I love snowflakes!  It doesn’t snow too much here in southeast Virginia.  We might get one, maybe two good snowfalls a year.  I’m from up north though and snowfalls, snowflakes and snowmen will always hold a special place in my heart :)  So, if I can’t get the real thing, I’ll just have to create me some snowy crafts!  This card is perfect and makes me very happy! 


     I used the emboss resist technique for this.  On Naturals White card stock, I stamped the snowflakes from the Serene Snowflakes set in various blues (Marina Mist, Bashful Blue, Pacific Point) and utilized the generation stamping technique as well.  I stamped the large Medallion in VersaMark and heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder.  I then started sponging on Bashful Blue, starting in the center of the medallion and working my way outwards changing blue inks, getting darker as I go.  I sponged some Marina Mist onto the punched snowflake to make it stand out on top of the medallion.  I love the mini jingle bells hanging from the White Baker’s Twine :)  A leftover strip of punched Lace Ribbon Border is tucked behind the image panel and layered onto a layer of Naturals White.  A gathered piece of White Taffeta Ribbon hides the seam of the punched border.  I think that the Pacific Point base really makes the image pop!  I love this card!  Easy to do, fun and gorgeous to look at :)

     Thanks for stopping in today.  I hope you’ve been inspired to create a little snow in your neck of the woods or, at very least, give the emboss technique a try.



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1 comment:

  1. I am so wishing we had a snowflake die! This is stunning, Leslee! Hugs xx