Tuesday, December 6, 2011

A Purple, Snowy Christmas

I really like working with the Mojo Monday sketches and for this card I wanted to work in a couple of special techniques.

The background paper is stamped with VersaMark ink and then heat embossed with sparkly white powder.  The next step is to sponge a light blue ink over the paper leaving some white space.  Fill in the white space by sponging on a darker blue ink.  The final step is to use a purple ink. For some reason using the purple around the stamped flakes really makes them visually pop off the paper.

I wish you could see how sparkly the paper looks!  

The second technique is with the embossing folder.  I applied a small coating of the purple ink to the inside of the embossing folder and then set my white paper in place.  After rolling it through the Cuttle Bug the paper comes out looking vintage with color splotched over the surface and in some of the crevices of the embossed image.

Card Recipe:
Images: Sitting Tilda from the Sweet Christmas Dreams collection, Hero Arts snowflake stamp
Paper: Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant
Markers/Inks: Distress Dusty Concord, Faded Jeans, Memento,  Danube Blue, Versa Mark ink, Copics - E12, E01, E02, Y06, V17, V20, V25
Embellishments: Wild Orchard lace, Sparkly white embossing powder, Sizzix Snowflake embossing folder, SU pearls, MS Star edge punch

Challenges for this card:

Have a wonderful day!


PatriciaKleijn said...

nice creation

Tnks for joining us at IAMC


Josephine said...

Lovely - such pretty colours and the heat embossing adds a beautiful touch of sparkle!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time.

Ardilla said...

SO cute... It´s worthy to come to take a better look. I saw it at MIM...

Debs M said...

love the two effects, gorgeous card, came over from mim x

Debbi Powell Designs said...

Gorgeous card! Thank you for entering the CBN challenge...good luck xx

Dee's Craft Room said...

Fab card, great effect on the background.

Thanks for joining in with all the fun at Crafty Boots Challenge.


coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word Nancy this is beautiful, I so love your choice of colours, the sparkle really shows up well, Tilda looks amazing I love it so much.
Lorraine x

Faye said...

What a gorgeous card. The embossing looks fab and I like the cute snowflakes. Fab colour combo too. Thanks for joining in with our DIY Challenge at Cupcake this week. Good Luck. x

sara said...

gorgeous card love the embossed snowflakes thanks so much for joining us at just magnolia this week
hugs sara x

CropStop said...

Great techniques and ideas! Thank you for sharing your creativity!

Julia said...

I love this card! Purple is one of my favorite colors. Thsnks for joining us at Paper Creations Ink.
Hugs, Julia-DT

Rene said...

She is so cute and that big ol' snowflake is amazing! Thank you so much for joining us at MIM this week! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM. The more comments left, the greater your chance of winning! Good luck!
Rene :D

Teresa Arsenault said...

Dazzling design, Nancy. I love the embossing and your layers.

Jackie Thomas said...

Such a lovely card. Thank you for joining us at HOC. Merry Christmas.
Hugs Jackie

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Hi Nancy!! Thanks for visiting my blog. I also saw your gorgeous card on MIM and had to come visit you. Your coloring of Tilda and the added embossing and snowflakes are beautiful!!


Kristen said...

love the embossing!

Visiting from Mojo Monday
xo, Kristina
Please stop by and say hello!

Rachel Izakowicz said...

What a lovely card - beautiful colors! Thanks for playing at Cupcake this week! x

Kim x said...

This is lovely Nancy. Isn't embossed resist fun, it makes a lovely background to a card.
Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Cardmakers.
hugs Kimx

Shelly said...

Fabulous card, I love the snowy background! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week! Shelly x

dragonllew said...

Great card thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy this week.
Jenny x

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Nancy, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and your background looks fantastic. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge. Hugs, Denise x

Heather "Hev" said...

Very sweet :)

Thanks for playing last week at Incy Wincy and please check to see if you are our winner or Top 3 :)

Please join in this weeks challenge