Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Return of the Snow Bursts

This actually will be my Holiday swap card. I just have to make 30 of them by September 10. That doesn't seem too hard, right?

The layout for this card was inspired by Beate Johns' poppy anniversary card.

I first inked the snowflakes with VersaMark and then immediately inked them with soft sky classic ink before stamping. This left the ink sticky enough to hold the heat & stick powder. After heating, I poured dazzling diamonds glitter on top to make them sparkle.

The sentiment is embossed with silver embossing powder. Then I used the VersaMarker to color in the letters. We learned this technique at convention and it really makes the outline letters pop!

A little paper piercing and some white taffeta ribbon finish off the card nicely. The swap guidelines were to make a Wow Holiday card that is reproducible and not intimidating. I hope that I've achieved that here!

Stamps: Snow Burst, Glad Tidings
Ink: Soft Sky, VersaMark, VersaMarker
Paper: Soft Sky,
Whisper White, Brushed Silver
Accessories: White Taffeta Ribbon, Silver Embossing Powder, Heat & Stick Powder, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Stampin' Dimensionals
Tools: Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Crafter's Toolkit, Coluzzle


Tex said...

Oh my goodness! I've just finished working on swaps using Heat & Stick! Don't you just love the effect it gives?! This is a remarkable snowflake card, Stefanie!


cjknick said...

Oh my, this is a beautiful card! I love it!


Cathy I. said...

Beautiful!! 30? wow - good luck!!! It's a great card!!!

amycara said...

oooh oooh oooh! I can't wait to get mine! Awesome card, Stef! The pressure mounts to get mine going! :-)

rozie640 said...

Very sweet card Stef, I don't know about cutting out 30 of those large circles!!! I'm lazy. R

Nicole Anderson said...

Stef, do you like the heat and stick better than just heat embossing the holographic or sparkle type of embossing powder?? If so, why? Thanks for your input! ~Nicole~

beate said...

Stef, this looks AWESOME! LOVE it. Definitely a WOW Christmas card without being too intimadating to make! You nailed that swap!

Nicole Anderson said...

Stef, when you fill in the Peace with Versamark did you then again emboss, or did you just want to achieve the waterwark effect?? THANKS!

Lori said...

This is gorgeous! I love the Soft Sky paired with the brushed silver.

Julia Stainton said...

Very pretty!