Monday, July 25, 2016

Snowflakes and Brushos


Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing two cards that are very similar.  Different dry embossed backgrounds, but same techniques, stamps and products.

I will keep one for my Christmas card stash and donate the second one.

I used some dry embossed backgrounds given to me by my good friend, Susan.  I think I've had these for a couple of years.  I'm just a little slow at getting to things sometimes. :)  Anyways, I think they make a great background for my snowflake tags.  Lots of white space (which I love), along with some fun products and techniques ... Brushos over top of heat embossing.

Here's the second one ...


I still struggle with photographing anything that is heat embossed ... and silver seems to be the most difficult of all.  Probably being on the vellum banner adds even more challenges for my camera (and me). :)

I used snippets for the tags, snowflake die-cuts and vellum banners, so I'm heading over to play at the Snippets Playground.  Di is back after a fun-filled vacation where she met up with Darnell and several crafting friends.  I'm sure Parsnip is glad she is home. :)

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!






Stamps:  Snowflake Background (Hero Arts); Handy Christmas Sentiments (Amy R)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah 110 lb); Mixed Media tags (Strathmore 140 lb.); Silver Foil (SU!), Vellum
Ink:  Versamark; Brushos:  Turquoise, Ultra Marine
Accessories & Tools:  Clear embossing powder, heat tool, water mister, silver embossing powder, embossing folder backgroundss (gifted); Marianne snowflake die (Simon Says), white ribbon, silver cording

Challenges:
Snippets Playground - Week 239

26 comments:

  1. Love the Brusho colours, so icy looking. :)

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  2. Tow fabulous cards. I love the brusho colours stunning!
    Elaine

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  3. These are beautiful. I love the white embossed backgrounds.

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  4. I love these! And especially right now in this heat I am longing for snow, lol.........Both fabulous cards. Love your tags on these too.

    Shirl

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  5. Just beautiful Loll! That silver sentiment on the vellum looks fine to me and shoes up perfectly! Love the tags as the focal piece and that dry embossing is just fabulous! Have a lovely day! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  6. I love both your beautiful heat and dry embossed Christmas cards Loll. Your silver heat embossing shows up really well in your photos..not easy to do! TFS and inspiring me to get busy making holiday cards. Hugs, Nancy

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  7. Love the soft blue on this Loll - and the great texture added with the embossed dots on the background - beautiful!! Julia xx

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  8. Both so soft and beautiful!

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  9. Glad to hear you're using some of the dry embossed backgrounds! They are perfect for the snowflake tag (which is beautiful - so frosty and perfect for the silver snowflake!).

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  10. Such pretty christmas cards Loll, love these soft blues, Cathy x

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  11. These are both just gorgeous Loll...CAS perfection!! :0)

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  12. Love the soft blue of the brushos over the white reist, and it looks so pretty against the falling snow embossing on the white background piece! I also like the shape of the arched tag against the rectangle of the white background too. The silver looks just fine to me, both on the snowflake AND on the vellum. (must be your monitor!). TFS & Hugs

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  13. Pretty snowflakes that show off beautifully with the Brusho background! I don't think I've done that technique. Need to give it a try!

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  14. These are both so beautiful, Loll. I love those Brusho heat embossed tags.

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  15. I love the delicate drawing on the tags. White stamping are beautifully highlighted by brushos. Pressed background brings out even more the beautiful tagi.To looks stunning. Two very beautiful card.
    Hugs,
    BozenA

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  16. absolutely gorgeous! you never cease to amaze...

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  17. I love these beautiful tags on your card! That brusho color is just gorgeous and the added snowflake, so perfect. I believe that is the Kars embossing folder and I never did find one but it's still one of my favorites! Both cards are fabulous!

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  18. Loll these are wonderful - love the effect of brushos over the embossing, and the embossed backgrounds are perfect for the tags.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  19. Two beautiful designs Loll. Love the Brusho backgrounds against the white embossing .... so pretty xx

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  20. Simple, but yet so very pretty.
    Your embossed sentiment on vellum is lovely. Looks so elegant
    I have the hardest time using vellum with it 'curling' that I quit using it.

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  21. Your tags look simply wonderful, Loll and the dry embossed bgs are so lovely!!! I can just look and look at your cards and enjoy your fabulous creations!!! These are both simply Fabulous!!!
    Have a great day!!!
    Hugz

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  22. Oh my gosh, these are oh so very pretty! So happy you get to play, then we can see lots of gorgeous creations. Wow! :)

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  23. Love both of these cards Loll! I love the simplicity of them and the textures. So I'm assuming that brusho's wipe off heat embossing just like other inks. Very cool! Love those embossing folders you used too. I'm slow at getting to my NBUS too, have a boat load to get to. I love how you have used a tag on your card, I can't seem to make them look good enough on a card. But you have! Hugs, Brenda

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  24. Really fabulous cards Loll - I just love that you have such a light touch with Brushos! So clever to use the very classy tag shapes on top of the snow dots embossed layer too.

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  25. I never thought of using Brushos over heat embossing...what a striking effect, Loll! I love the pretty shade of blue, and your dry embossed backgrounds really make your tags, pop! Two really gorgeous cards!!!

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