Sunday, September 27, 2020

September Rudolph Days


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Hi everyone.  It's time for the September Rudolph Challenge that runs Jan-Nov. from 25th to end of month with Anything Goes Christmas.

I made this card last month while having a Zoom play day with my friends Susan and Christine.  We wanted to learn about how to use the new Embossing Glazes from Tim Holtz.  The card above uses a new-to-me stencil Christmas Snowflake Stencil (Sweet Poppy), with embossing paste swiped over top.  While the paste was still wet, I added the Speckled Egg Embossing Glaze and heat set.  When wet and heated, embossing paste bubbles and bursts to create a different look.  I love how the snowflake ended up being both speckled egg and white.  And I love the shine from the glaze.  I added a tiny black sentiment banner with rubbed on white sentiment.  The ying and the yang of large image and small sentiment really work together well!

Close-up ...
Since this is the first time using my Sweet Poppy stencil, I'm heading over to NBUS #18 to join in the fun.






Paper:  White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); Black card stock (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories & Tools:   Christmas Snowflake stencil (Poppy Stamps), Dreamweaver White Embossing Paste, palette knife, Speckled Egg Embossing Glaze (Tim Holtz); heat tool, rub on sentiment

Challenges:
September Rudolph Days

26 comments:

Bonnie said...

What a gorgeous snowflake, Loll! Love the shape, the color, the shine and the little black sentiment strip! Guess you could say I love the whole thing!

Pat said...

Wow Loll this is stunning and the Speckled Egg glaze over the white embossing paste is gorgeous. I love the rub on sentiment too and the white on black is a great contrast. x

Gibmiss said...

Hi a Loll
Fabulous card ...love the colour and the gorgeous vSnowflake....
Hugs Sylvie x

Mac Mable said...

Wow Loll this is amazing x. The glaze looks fabulous and I so love the oversize of the stencil. Such a glorious effect and I love the metal stencils as I think the pastes work so well with them x. A real stunner of a card Loll x.

Char said...

Love the simplicity and beauty of this card. What a fun technique to share with us. Thank you!

Liz said...

Fabulous CAS card Loll, I love the effect of the glaze. xx

Nstiz said...

Love the texture and patina from the paste and the glazes. That is one, gorgeous color too! What a striking card with the black sentiment label!

Susan said...

That turned out so well! The glaze on the embossing paste was such a neat technique - need to remember to do it again. The colour and the extra large snowflake are fabulous, especially with the simply little sentiment on it.

Marcia Hill said...

SOOOOO pretty Loll!! I've never tried any of the glazes, but it sure looks shiny and awesome!! And what a gorgeous snowflake too! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! Hugs. :0)

TK said...

A Zoom playdate sounds fun, and your card is beautiful! Love the soft egg blue and your elements sure to balance out perfectly

Christine Alexander said...

I'm totally loving the embossing glazes and wow that snowflake really packs a visual punch :)

Linda said...

I do love this snowflake, and it looks fab with the embossing glaze. The glaze has given a really frosty look ..... so pretty! xx

Happy Dance said...

Stunning, Loll!! When I first saw this snowflake, I thought, "I think I need this die!" Then I read your post....Wow!! You always have the most cool ideas for cards and techniques. I LOVE THIS card!!! Perfect bluey-white. Perfect for Christmas. Stay safe. xo Bev

Brenda in IN said...

This is such a gorgeous, big snowflake and it just shines with the embossing glaze over it. I love this Speckled Egg color and am putting it on my next order.

nancy littrell said...

LOVE your large stenciled snowflake using the EB glaze, Lolly. Beautiful texture and color. TFS my friend. Love and Hugs...Nancy

scrappymo! said...

That snowflake is amazing and so is your card! I love the soft and subtle colouring of the snowflake too!

Wonderful card as always, Loll.

Thanks for taking part in the September Rudolph Days Challenge.

Jenny L said...

Hi Loll,
Happy Rudolf Days.
Oh that technique sound wonderful and what a gorgeous result.
Love the colour it's so pretty and quite frosty looking.
Such a super snowflake stancil used too.
Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.DT

Leslie Miller said...

Beautiful color and sheen, and I do love the large snowflake with teeny sentiment. Perfection!

Brenda said...

Wow, I thought this was a die cut snowflake Loll! It is gorgeous and I can't believe it is a stencil. Such a beautiful look you got with your embossing paste, glaze and heat-it is just stunning for sure. I love the small sentiment going across the middle, definitely the ying to the yang. Hugs, Brenda

linda said...

A stunning snowflake, Loll, but don't let it snow just yet. ;) Thank you so much for sharing with the Rudolph Days Challenge.
Linda, DT

Robyn Oliver said...

Your CAS stencilled/paste/glaze snowflake is awesome Loll --- I really thought it was a die cut - gorgeous card, hugs Robyn

Jo said...

This must be precious in person. I love how you used the glaze over the embossing paste. I've had them in my drawer for a while and haven't played with them yet. You are definitely giving me the motivation to do so. Gorgeous! xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

What a beautiful snowflake card, Loll! The color, the shine, and the texture of the big snowflake is fabulous and the tiny black sentiment is a wonderful accent.
Hideko xx

Anita in France said...

Bold and striking, Loll ... and at the same time, delicate and frosty ... what a gorgeous design! Hugs, Anita :)

BożenA said...

This snowflake looks stunning! I love the silvery blue color, it fits perfectly with the snowflake. The black banner with sentiment creates a beautiful contrast
xx

Ros Crawford said...

Oh my goodness that's amazing! Absolutely beautiful!