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