Saturday 12 December 2015

Let it Snow ....

....  Good morning!  It feels really strange not having a card to post for 52 Christmas Card Throwdown today.  Our challenge this month is PICK ANY PREVIOUS 2015 CHALLENGE and the deadline for submission is midnight (GMT) Friday 18th December (that's 7.00pm EDT).  That doesn't mean I don't have a Christmas card to share with you this morning, here it is:

Merry - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Stampin' Up! - Seasonally Scattered, Endless Wishes
Inks: Versamark; SU - Bashful Blue; Memento - Tuxedo Black
Dies: Memory Box - Postage Rectangle Layers #4; Waltzingmouse - Snowflake #2
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Bashful Blue; Silver & Holographic Embossing Powder; SU DP - Bashful Blue; Star Gems

The inspiration for this card comes from the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge - CIC#339 photo - the soft blue, the snowflakes and the little blue gems.  I've actually picked the January 2015 colour combination at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown - 52CCT02-15, shades of blue.  And, as I've got little stars on this card, I'm submitting to Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge - HLSDecXmas where they want to see stars.

I stamped the image in Versamark on white card and used a mixture of silver and holographic powders (see the photo at the end of the post to see the shimmer) and heat embossed the image.  I used a fancy edge die to cut out the image and adhered it flat to a pale blue card base.  Sadly, this shade of blue has been discontinued at Stampin' Up! and this is my last sheet of card (sob!).  I die cut a small snowflake from design paper, stamped a few snowflakes in pale blue and finished by added tiny little stars to the card.  I cut a panel of white card for the inside and finished the greeting as well as adding some more snowflakes.

Merry inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsMerry sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Here's that close-up of the stamped image - I love the iridescent shimmer and play of colours that the holographic embossing powder gives:

Merry detail - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

I've actually got most of my cards posted, which is a good thing as the last day for international posting is today!  I can't believe that there are only 12 days to go before the big day.  I tend to find that Christmas always seems a long way off, and then suddenly it's here!  I hope you all have a good weekend.  See you soon.



Indy's Designs said...

Wow! This is beautiful! So glad you joined our Let It Snow Challenge at Cupcake Inspirations!
Debbie, DT Sweetie

*Vicki* said...

Such a gorgeous image especially with the sparkly embossing!! So soft and pretty with the snow theme! :) Thanks for joining in the fun with us at {Cupcake Inspirations}! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT Sweetie

Tanja said...

this is so beautiful - I love the color combo - thanks for sharing your project at Cupcake Inspirations - Hugs, Tanja

Tenia Nelson said...

Love it!! :)

Inkyfingers said...

What a beautiful, frosty and festive card Deboarah! Love the gorgeous embossing.
Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers.
Carol x

Carole said...

Great Idea very pretty x

Susan said...

So pretty and wonderful wintery colours! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers.

Paper Lily Leaf said...

Gorgeous card with very effective embossing! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT, Deborah! :-)

Jen Mitchell said...

How beautiful this is! I love the snowflakes and all the shimmer!

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