Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Swirling Snowflakes…but on a card, not for real!

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Y’all know I love snow…but I’m not quite ready for the white stuff just yet!

The sketch challenge today on Splitcoast is an easy one with simple layers. Here’s what I did…

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This is Our Daily Bread designs Snowflake Background, embossed in silver, and Ornaments 2, also embossed in silver.
While still in the Spellbinders 2011 Heirloom Ornaments die, I sponged Distress Bundled Sage on the tree and Tumbled Glass on the rest…wiping with a paper towel afterwards to remove any ink left on the silver embossing. I also sponged over the swirling snowflakes on the base layer.

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If you go to a show where ODBD is set up, you can get some of this cool Mirror paper! I embossed it with the Swiss Dots folder. The trim is some I’ve had in my stash forevah! As a finishing touch, I added some white gel pen to the snowflake centers.

Well, it’s yucky rain here today which means it’s not cold enough for snow! So, for that I’m thankful… but you know when it does get cold enough I’ll be doing the happy dance to see the ground covered with Snow!

I hope I’ve inspired you today to maybe try something new or just make a card with a technique you haven’t done in a while!

As always… thanks for stopping!

Dawn

5 comments :

- dlm. said...

Dawn - What a stunning card! I love the ODB stamps and always look forward to seeing what you create with them. The embossed mirror paper is fabulous. Thank you so much for sharing your art with us!

Holly Young said...

drop my jaw gorgeous!

melv said...

Beautiful as always! The new blog background is nice too.

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Ouuu! It's so soft and pretty and sparkly with that mirror paper (neat stuff for sure!) Love the beautiful movement in the swirling snow & that tree is THE nicest. (I can wait for snow too though we are lucky to get timed right for Christmas here.) Happy Weekend!

Anonymous said...

Hi Dawn~

When I saw this card...I actually loudly said,
"WOW!!!!!!!!!" I usually just exclaim to myself! I have never seen embossed mirror paper. (BTW, I wish ODBD sold it in their store. I can't find anything anywhere.)

This card is exceptional! I love the images. I really love the embossed mirror paper where the Swiss Dots pop through! That trim is amazing! I love it! And, you surely saved it for the right card!

I just love this!

He IS Able!
Traci S.