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These are a few of my favorite things (not in order of importance): Creating beautiful things from paper or fabric; Loving puppy dogs (and cats, and other furry critters); Being part of the Eagan Hills Alliance Church family; Enjoying my grandchildren; Relaxing with my husband - especially someplace with dramatic nature (like the North Shore of Lake Superior); Being appreciated by folks where I work.

Nov 4, 2012

Winter Vibes for a Card that POPS!

There are two challenges to make "winter" cards this week.  One is Joan's Garden challenge #40, and the other is the Oozak November challenge.  For 365 Cards Day 246 the challenge was to "say it with flair" - have one item on your card that really "POPS!"  Sandy Allnock recently did a card that had clear embossing on a black background, and I decided a nice bright snowflake would "pop" on black.  
This card uses three Stampin' Up! snowflake stamps for the embossed background of irridecent snowflakes on black.  The bright snowflake is also by Stampin' Up! - both the stamp and the punch that does all the fine cutting for you.
I wanted my punched snowflake to sparkle, too, so I used Versa Mark and the iridescent embossing powder to give it two coats of sparkle.  Multilayer embossing is a technique that I haven't used in awhile, so it fits for the Our Daily Bread challenge to Operation Write Home.  However, there's a limit of one card per person on that challenge, and I already submitted one.  Even with the double embossing, the snowflake didn't "pop" enough for me, so I punched a second snowflake from glossy white card stock and layered it under as a "shadow" to the flake.  That made it work for me.  Of course, to attach the snowflake to the card I used the Xyron Create-a-Sticker.


  1. Pretty card. Love the simplicity and the colors.
    Thanks so much for joining us at Joan's Gardens for our weekly challenge.

  2. love the snowflakes! Really pop! :)
    Thanks for sharing at 365cards

  3. Nothing says winter more than snowflakes. Your card is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Joan's Gardens weekly challenge.

  4. I sure can feel the winter season in your card! Thanks for joining the Oozak November challenge... hope you can join us again as a new challenge is up :D


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