Saturday, August 18, 2007

Golden Snowflakes

Two years ago, I was in a private 100 person swap when the new catalog came out. That's when I received this beautiful swap card from Betty Saccocia. When I signed up for the Control Freaks Holiday Mini swap, I couldn't get this color combination out of my head. I loved the soft colors and sparkle of Betty's card and thought it would look awesome with snowflakes.

So, with my color combination and stamps chosen, I just had to pick a layout. That's when I ran across Lauren Meader's blog and saw her Dare to get Dirty sketch challenge. Perfection!

So you see, I ended up with a beautiful card by just mixing and matching card elements that I liked from other stampers. Easy, no?

For this card, I embossed the sentiment Warm Wishes on the card base with gold embossing powder. The snowflakes from Snow Burst were stamped in very vanilla craft ink and then sprinkled with heat & stick powder. I then heated the powder until it melted (like embossing), and then immediately poured the dazzling diamonds glitter on top. This makes it much more sparkly than if I embossed with iridescent ice embossing powder. (Although, that would have been faster!)

I finished the card off by tying vanilla taffeta ribbon around the brushed gold card stock and then popping the snowflake panels up on dimensionals.

Stamps: Snow Burst, Hugs & Wishes
Ink: Very Vanilla Craft Ink, VersaMark
Paper: Very Vanilla,
Whisper White, Brushed Gold
Accessories: Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, Gold Embossing Powder, Heat & Stick Powder, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Stampin' Dimensionals
Tools: Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy


Robin said...

Ooh, Ooh, please tell me that this is for our swap! It is Gojus! :)

Btw, dark chocolate is on the way!

Claudia said...

This is an absolute gorgeous card - Love everything about it! Even though I don't have a snowflake set anymore I may have to case the color/layout very soon!

Michelle said...

Gorgeous card, I love the colors.

Ida said...

How elegant looking! This is a really pretty winter card. I love the satin ribbon and the colors are indeed wonderful. Ida

barb said...

This is gorgeous! And thanks for the details about the heat and stick - I've never tried it but now I will!!

Lauren (mytime) said...

GORGEOUS! What else can I say!

Barbara said...

This is truly a lovely card! Great layout and the color combo is just so elegant! Love, love, love it!!!

Lisa said...

beautiful Card Stef! Can't wait to get one in the swap!

Tex said...

It's positively exquisite, Stefanie! I just love elegance when it looks like this!


Connie said...

Beautiful! I can't wait to get it from the Control Freaks Swap!


Barb T(Scs btexpress) said...

Wow Stef, this is gorgeous.
I love those colors together.
You did a great job as always.
Barb T.