Thursday, February 19, 2015

Wintery Wonderland

Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing a card I made for the latest Muse Challenge - #105 - Marion Vagg.  I have the same die-cut that Marion used, so it inspired me to make the card above.

Marion's card

I stamped the background snowflakes in Versamark and then heat embossed in Irridescent embossing powder.  I love the sparkle and glitter of this embossing powder.  I then sponged over top with a soft blue ink (emboss resist technique). More blue sponged along the top of the snowbanks, then coated with Dazzling Details (clear glitter glue) to give them some sparkle.  The sentiment is stamped in the same soft blue and then coated with clear Wink of Stella ... so it has a bit of sparkle too. :)

This is also a reminder about the Happy Little Stampers February CAS Challenge - Embossing, which runs until the end of the month.

And I'm going to add this to the Simon Says Wednesday challenge - Add a little Texture.  There's definitely texture with the embossed background, layered snow scene and adding sparkle. :)

Wintery Wonderland
Stamps:  Snowflake Background (Hero Arts), Christmas Sampler (Paper Smooches)
Paper:  White (Neenah)
Ink:  Bashful Blue (SU!); Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Modern Landscape die (Memory Box), Snow Drifts dies (My Favorite Things), Rectangle Die (Spellbinders), Ice Embossing Powder (SU!), sponge, Dazzling Details (SU!)


I realized that I still have several cards I haven't shared from the time I was on the Dirty Dozen Design Team at Splitcoaststampers.  I'll include a few of the embossed cards to show different ways in which to add embossing to CAS cards. :)

Heat embossing

Embossing Paste

Dry Embossing

Flowery Oval
Stamps:  Whimsical Words, Fifth Avenue Floral (SU!)
Paper:  White (Neenah); Pear Pizzazz (SU!)
Ink:  Versamark; Smoky Slate, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Rose Red, Pear Pizzazz (SU!)
Accessories & Tools: Labels Ten Nestability (Spellbinders), white embossing powder, heat tool, Little Leaves Die (Sizzix)

Two Hearts
Stamps:  Love and Laughter (SU!)
Paper:  White (Neenah)
Ink:  Black (Memento)
Accessories & Tools:  Triangle stencil (cut with my silhouette cameo), embossing paste, palette knife, Heart dies (Simon Says), copper metal sheet .005 thickness (K&S Precision Metals), butane torch, Square Nestabilities (Spellbinders)

Watercoloured Butterfly
Stamps:  You (Simon Says)
Paper:  White (Neenah); Watercolour (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Kaleidoscope and Moonlight Butterfly Dies (Memory Box), 1 1/4" square punch, Musical Flourish embossing folder (Cuttlebug), water mister, aqua painter

Muse #105
HLS February CAS - Embossing
Simon Says Wednesday - Add a Little Texture


Carol said...

Love your MUSE Loll, it's looks so delicate. Three super embossing examples too. Carol x

Aileen said...

What a beautiful collection of cards. Love all of them. Thanks so much for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic cards Loll. Love the snowflake background on the first card!

Canonbury creations said...

Stunning cards Loll, love the starry background, its so delicate it looks like vellum! Such pretty flowers on the 2nd card too😀
Val x

JJ said...

WOW! Loll, these are amazing, love your Winter Wonderland and your embossed cads are so beautiful. I love all your designs, I think its the simplicity of them, you don't seem to use a lot of embellishments as they are all art inspired but look amazing. Thank you for all your inspiration.

Love & hugs

Jacquie j xxx

Susan said...

First of all the winter scene card - I love it (blue and white - my favourite!). It's so soft and serene, but sparkly at the same time.

And all the Dirty Dozen cards are fabulous - great way to showcase different types of embossing. Looking forward to seeing the rest of the Dirty Dozen cards.

Bonnie said...

I love your pretty, icy scene and the way you've framed it! I enjoyed seeing your Dirty Dozen cards too! Beautiful embossing!

Kylie said...

wow! I came to see your Winter Wonderland which is spectacular and got to see even more beautiful designs. I love them all!!! xx

Bobby said...

There is so much dimension on your card, Loll. Your snowflakes are fabulous. I feel like I could reach out and touch them. The embossed trio are beautiful, too.

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous Winter scene Loll. TFS your detailed description too. Loved seeing your beautiful DDG cards again too. Beautiful samples of eb techniques. TFS my friend.

MaryH said...

Didya hear me going "Oooh" "Aaah" for each of these cards. Each is just so very beautiful, so different and with tons of wonderful techniques that made each a veritable stunner. Glad you are feeling better & able to craft. TFS & Hugs

Barb Ghig said...

Now that I've taken a moment to pick my jaw up off my desk ~ Your winter wonderland is really gorgeous! I love the snowflakes, and how you added sparkle and your background is amazing! I really love all of your embossed cards, too...such a lovely showcase of the various techniques! Fabulous post, Loll!!!

Lisa Lara said...

Wow all a feast for the eyes Lolly G. Oh my. The first, with the soft blue is magical. Love them all.

Unknown said...

Fabulous take on the challenge Loll. Loving the soft and subtle colourway with the irridescent e/p....gorgeous. You . Other cards are beautiful, especially love the first one.


Karen x

Linda said...

What a beautiful collection of cards Loll ...... each one stunning, but I do love your little winter scene. I think I might just have to get my hands on that gorgeous embossing powder :) Have a fab weekend .... hugs Linda xx

Julie B said...

This is a fab set of cards Loll, love them all, how could I choose a favourite. The snowflakes remind me of white fireworks exploding, a bit like the thundersnow we had here last month! I also love the delicate pink blooms on the second. xx

Marika said...

So beautiful! Those snowflakes look like fireworks!

Heather said...

All fabulous cards Loll, a lovely design and colouring of tour snowflakes are beautiful - great die-cuts and layering..........fantastic sparkling!!

Thanks so much joining us along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Heather xx

Pamellia said...

What an amazing collection of cards Loll. Each one a thing of beauty! hugs :)

Ardyth said...

I love the scale of the snowflakes compared to the house and all the shimmer! So glad you joined us at Muse this week, Loll!

Viv said...

Fantastic Christmas card Loll - and the others are all so beautiful - I couldn't pick which one I like best!

gail said...

Gorgeous Christmas card, and your different embossed cards are all stunning. Gail

BożenA said...

Wonderful card. I love the glow on her.

cm said...

Your first card is show-stopping gorgeous! Just when I was gasping for air, having had my breath taken away, I continued scrolling and what did my wandering eyes see but another series of blow-me-away, knock-outs! Loll, every card is stunning. STUNNING! Have to stop talking now....I'm going back to gaze in wonder and awe...

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Your cards are jaw-droppingly stunning. I popped across to admire a close up of your Muse card which is a gorgeous crisp and stunning snow scene, but then I saw the others and they are all so full of inspiration ... I may be here some time. x

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Hi Loll - how is your leg? Hopefully you are getting better! I came over form the Muse, but what a treat - not one, but 4 cards! The one with the two hearts stole my heart :)

Brenda said...

Your snow card is just beautiful Loll and just what it looks like here today! lol Only our roads are still a mess, while your card is serene and peaceful. All your other cards are just beautiful as well! Hugs, Brenda

Stamps and Paper said...

SUch a wonder selelction of cards Lolls all gorgeous creations


Anita in France said...

Such shimmery, sparkly, frosty loveliness, Loll ... your Muse card is just gorgeous! What a trio of embossed beauties ... they're fabulous! Anita :)

cheiron said...

These are all so gorgeous, especially your wintry scene! Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week :)

Sandi said...

Love your wintry scene card! So pretty!

Deni(se) said...

Each and every one is beautiful. Love the wintry scene with all its sparkle and variety of snowflake sizes.

Kate said...

Fabulous cards - love them all !!!