Monday, December 8, 2008

Snowy Day

Whew, I finally finished another card. I was working on the front panel of this piece before we left on our Thanksgiving trip. I finally finished it last night and am feeling great! Not only did I finally finish a card, but the University of Florida GATORS won the SEC Conference championship on Saturday night and now it's official, they will play in the BCS national championship game in January!! This is a happy household this morning!

Back to the card...unfortunately, the photo doesn't capture the shimmer and sparkle of this card which gives it the impression of light dusting of snow. The layer directly under the main image is vellum that I stamped with white dots using white craft ink and and dotted more with a white Signo pen. While the ink was still wet, I sprinkled on Dazzling Diamonds glitter and it dried right in the ink. The sentiment is stamped once on white cardstock and then a layer of vellum coveres it to give it a frosty feeling. I used the white Signo pen there too to make the snowflakes.
The inside of the card is also finished off with multiple layers of of cardstock and machine stitching. The main panel is stamped on Whisper White and then the top layer is vellum that I have stamped with white craft ink and embossed with Holigram Highlights for more snowy day shimmer.

Here's the recipe for the card. Unless otherwise noted, all products are Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Home for Christmas, Peaceful Wishes, The Snowflake Spot
Paper: Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Whisper White, Vellum, Cosmo Cricket Oh Joy collection
Ink: Basic Black, Real Red, Used for watercoloring: Glorious Green, Always Artichoke, Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Carmel, Tim Holtz Vintage Photo, Basic Gray
Accessories: Cuttlebug Ice Crystal and Snowflake #2 dies, red gingham and silver ribbon, Pretties kit brads, Martha Stewart punch, Liquid Applique, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, white Singo pen, sewing machine
Techniques: Watercoloring

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