Monday, November 14, 2011


One of the techiques from Holiday Card Boot Camp just wasn't working out for me.  I was attempting as Jennifer McGuire suggested, to use the supplies I had at home instead of buying new stuff. The snowflake embossing folder I have is too busy for my liking, but I went ahead and tried to blend Broken China and Faded Blue Jeans distress inks and then spritz with pearlized water.

It doesn't look too bad but I just wasn't happy with it, so I altered it. I took a snowflake stamp stamped it with Versamark on water colour paper and then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. I once again tried the two blue distress inks and spritzed with pearlized water. This I liked better.
I mounted the snowflake image on thick silver metallic cardstock and embellished with punched snowflakes using Martha Stewart punches. The "peace" wording was cut from the Winter Woodland Cricut cartridge.
I like how this card turned out but I have to wonder if I should of framed the snowflake image with blue cardstock. As you can see below it is very shiney, perhaps it needs to be grounded.


  1. Gorgeous! Worth all of the effort. Your sketch is great, too!

  2. Great card. I like the effect with the stamps and embossing powder.