Thursday, 29 October 2015

Snow, snow, thick thick snow....

Recently I've rediscovered the joy of  embossed resist - not that you'd know it, because my post about it is scheduled for a good few days from now! But having made the card-you-don't-yet-know-about, I've been looking around for other ideas for using it. And it's a great way to make a white stamped snowflake stand out against a blue background, lovely for a Christmas card.

For this card, I stamped the large snowflake twice on a strip of paper, leaving a gap between them, and embossed it with white opaque powder. The stamp is an old PSX one, the date on it is 1991! Then I sponged the two inks from the light turquoise end of the Kaleidacolour "Blue Breeze" pad all over the paper, wiped any residue off the stamping with a tissue and trimmed it into a strip to fit the card. The space in between the snowflakes was to allow me to wrap turquoise twine around the strip before sticking it down.

A stamped greeting and some pale blue sequins that are officially flowers but today are acting the part of snowflakes are the finishing touches.

 
Well, so much for taking photos on a gloomy day, even with flash the white has come out looking cream and the turquoise has come out looking blue!
 
I am sharing this with
 
Ooh La La Creations - Emboss
Shopping Our Stash - Go Paperless! 
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Resist Embossing 
Addicted to Stamps and More - Holiday    

14 comments:

  1. Beautiful embossing Jane, lovely big snowflakes too.
    Thanks for sharing with us at OLL.
    Lynn x
    DT

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  2. Gorgeous resist embossing - love those snowflakes! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT, April x

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  3. I love emboss resist, and this is beautiful. I totally believe you about the colors - I am incapable of taking decent photos, even on a sunny day! I have to tell people what the colors really are. ;/

    Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

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  4. I really love your strip of snowflake
    so adorable you did it
    feel the cold winter then :)
    lovely made Jane

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  5. Absolutely gorgeous! I think resist emboss is my favourite technique - the snowflakes on your card really pop! Lovely work. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

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  6. Oh! I wish I was home and could play!! Its cold here - longing for my mild temps - love this card, as usual - and I can SO relate to photo issues. . . xx Christi

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  7. Ooohhh I wish I had that stamp. It's fab! Great embossing and thanks for sharing the technique . Wynn DT OLL challenges.

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  8. Beautiful Christmas card. Thank you for joining us at 52 CCT
    Julie T

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  9. Lovely card thank you for joining us at Ooh La la Challenge Hugs Sue DT xx

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  10. Really beautiful card!! Love the embossed snowflakes!! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Addicted to Stamps & More! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT member

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  11. I come back with my Hat and want to say to you Jane
    thanks for playing along with us at ATSM this week
    hugs, Monika (DT at ATSM)

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  12. A beautiful card Jane, I do like the strip with the embossed snowflakes. Congratulations on fulfilling the recipe challenge. Thanks for joining us at MMM. DT.

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  13. Gorgeous card Thank you for joining us at Ooh La La creations
    Alli x

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  14. Hello Jane, I know I am late commenting but this is a beautiful card.. The intricate snowflake is just wonderful and your twine addition is just perfecto!! All that gorgeous white space is so snowy-like. This card is just fantastic and I want to thank you so much for joining us at MMM.. I surely hope to see you next week as well..
    All the best,
    Shawna DT

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