Hi Everyone. Happy Saturday.
Ann has a fabulous challenge for us this week at The Paper Players. As the temps are in the 90s - why not go for a winter theme! Yes, it is Christmas in July. As I am NOT as warm weather girl, playing around with winter colors and thinking of snow and cold weather, made me feel a whole lot cooler!
I really loved the idea of a Christmas theme card and remembered, that I had seen a great inspiration photo across at for yourinspiration. I thought that combining the two challenges would be a match made in heaven!
Isn't that a gorgeous photo? Looking at that frosty scene, I knew that I wanted to use snowflakes and lots of bling on my card. I wasn't quite sure how to get the crispy feel that the photo evokes. Fog frozen on trees has such a distinct feel and I knew that I couldn't get that with cardstock and glitter. I realized that I needed to pull out my vellum and run it through an embossing folder with my big shot. Oh, yes! That worked! I was worried that the embossing folder would actually cut through the vellum, but it worked just fine.
Here's a closeup
Then, I pulled out the fabulous glitter paper and ran it through my big shot with the snowflake die. All that was left was to create the sentiment and add some basic rhinestones.
Here's what I came up with
Warm hugs and prayers for those who need a little lift tonight. Have a wonderful Sunday full of love, laughter, cool breezes and warm hugs!
Card recipe - all ingredients Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted
- Card Stock: Basic Gray, Vellum
- Stamps: Digital - Chat Room Occasions
- Inks: Basic Gray
- Tools: Big Shot. Snowflake embossing folder (sizzix). Snowflake die
- Accessories: Basic Rhinestones