Sunday, December 12, 2010

Winter Thank You

This morning on Flickr, Donna posted her version of one of Sir Tim's 12 days of Christmas tags.  She used his idea of running plastic packaging through an embossing folder, and her results are amazing!  So I decided to play and make something on my own.  While I was at it, I decided to make it to fit some Thank You cards challenges, at Hero Arts and at Moxie Fab World (Card Creations: Favorite Occasions Week Thank You).   Here is what I ended up with:


My first step was to start with glossy white paper, and stamp the Stunning Snowflake Background in versamark, heat emboss it in silver and then rub on stormy sky and chipped sapphire distress inks.  Next I ran a piece of packaging through the Divine Swirl embossing folder.  From a white card front I cut a labels eight die, then inserted the layers above underneath.  To finish I stamped, colored and constructed my snowman and added some blue snowflakes to the face of the card.  That large punched glittered one was added to hide a smudge of ink.  Here is a closer shot that shows the silver embossing and the layer of embossed packaging:


And a really close-up.  While I like the snowflake folder that Donna used better, I think these swirls are effective, also:


Supplies: white glossy and white matte cardstock, Hero Arts S5069 Stunning Snowflakes, CL368 Make Your Own, CL341 Thank You Sayings, and snowflakes from CL462 Magic of Christmas and CL464 Sending Holiday Cheer, Versamark, Versafine black Onyx, stormy sky and chipped sapphire distress inks, Ranger super fine detail silver embossing powder, Cuttlebug Divine Swirl embossing folder, punched snowflake, glue and prisma glitter, Prismacolor pencils, mineral spirits

10 comments:

  1. Hi Lin, this is a gorgeous card and I love what you did with the clear packaging. Awesome work.

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  2. This is beautiful! I love your work. You have such creative ideas.

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  3. Goodness Lin...this is so gorgeous! Very pretty indeed! :)

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  4. what a fun card, lin! love the clear embossed piece.

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  5. Great card, Lin! Love the embossed packaging - I've done it around but never put it in the middle of the card!

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  6. Wasn't able to comment on this one yesterday either, but so glad I can now because I adore this card! I love the look of the embossed packaging and the gold behind it! Wonderful effect!

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  7. Hey Lin! Thanks for entering the Card Creations: Favorite Occasions Week Thank You Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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  8. love the window idea and all the textures. beautiful card, Lin!

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  9. Gorgeous window with the swirls. Beautiful card.

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