Monday, January 9, 2012

Snow? What's That?

It's Monday! Time for another challenge on the Outlines Challenge Blog. This week our challenge theme is "Winter Wonderland". Though I haven't had to shovel yet this winter, this was a fun challenge (just between you and me, I hope the snow stays away this year). Make sure you play along with us this week for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate from the Outlines Rubber Stamp Company.

For my card, I used the Outlines image of "Snowflake Topper" (I-791). I stamped the image with Versamark Watermark onto Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, and heat embossed with Judikins White Diamond embossing powder (it is very sparkly). I then cut around the snowflake outline with my Cutter-bee scissors. Once I had the snowflake cut, I covered its entirety with more Versamark and once again heat embossed with the White Diamond embossing powder. Then, using an Ice White Pearl Pen I added pearl drops along the outline of the snowflake (I sure wish I could get a decent photo to capture this effect...grrr! As we know, nothing is easy about snow). I also added clear crystal beads to the snowflake points and center to add to the sparkle.

I placed the snowflake onto a piece of patterned paper from Hot Off the Press that had been paper pierced. I tied a sheer white ribbon and a silver ribbon onto the card.

(I love this card, though the photo does not capture its sparkle and shimmer at all. Kinda ironic, seeing as how I take my photos outside and the weather was very cooperative with sunny skies and warm temperatures. Maybe it wasn't cold enough for this particular card...LOL!)

Do make your way to the blogs of the design team. There's a blizzard of snow just waiting for you!

Jeanne Streiff
Jenny Gropp
Julie Warner
Lisa Silver
Sue Kment

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today. I do wish you a great week.


Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Love your big sparkly snowflake, Kecia! The frosty ice blue and white are perfect and I love your fussy cutting.

Silvergirl said...

Oh my word! This is dazzling! I love how the snowflake topper looks as a focal point of a card! Lovely!

Jenny Gropp said...

Lisa is right.... Dazzling is the perfect word for this card! It's so sparkly... so glad you put the side shot in so we could see the pearls! I know this is even prettier in person with the embossing and dimensional pearl embellishments. Creative and very cool finished card!

Joan Ervin said...

Love the soft, pretty colors, Kecia, and the snowflake is sooo pretty!!!!!


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