October 22, 2011

Hi everyone!  I haven't participated in an inspiration challenge on splitcoast stampers in so long and so today I decided to jump back in and give it a try.  This week's inspiration challenge site is Liberty and I chose this as my inspiration piece. 

Here is a picture of my inspiration peice (just in case the link no longer works).

As soon as I saw it I knew I could use my new snowflake die. I cut out 2 snowflakes. One was cut with pacific point card stock and the other was cut using white card stock. I stamped my white die cut snowflake using the large Christmas tree image from the Stampin' Up! stamp set called Snow Swirled and then using my 1" circle punch I snipped off the ends of the snowflake so that my white snowflake would be smaller than my blue one.

For my background I embosssed only the upper 3/4" portion using my new snow bursts embossing folder and big shot machine. I usually try to leave an area unembossed if I am going to add a sentiment. This is really simple to do. when you are embossing your cardstock just leave the portion you do not want embossed outside of the embossing folder. Doing this sometimes creates an embossed ridge from the end of the folder, but I actually like that because is separates the embossed area from my sentiment area.

I added my glimmer brad in the center of my snowflakes and then I placed my snowflake on my card using glue dots. Sometimes the snail adhesive doesn't stick as well to the embossed areas and I wanted to make sure my snowflake would stick well. And then finally, I added my sentiment.  I wanted to make it a point to say that I sometimes stamp with a different color ink than the card stock I am using.  On this card I stamped using marina mist ink and my card stock is pacific point.  I do this sometimes because the ink is just a tad darker than I wanted to be.  I guess I could stamp off the ink, but this works too.

I hope you liked my snowflake card!  Have a great day!  Remember if you would like to sign up for my mailing list all you need to do is to send me an email at pebbles4@ptd.net

Stamps: Curly Cute, Snow Swirled
Card Stock:  White, Pacific Point
Ink: Marina Mist
Supplies: Big Shot, Snowflake Die, Snow Burst Embossing Folder, 1" Circle Punch, Hole Punch, Glimmer Brads, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Glue Dots
Technique:  Dry Embossing

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My email address- pebbles4@ptd.net
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Melina said...

love the blue and white combo! the new snow burst ef is wonderful...it's on my shopping list :)

Karen Howard said...

Beautiful winter card, love the design! Hugs, Karen