For today's card I decided to CASE (Copy and Share Everything) some ideas I saw recently and use them to make an original card. I saw a project on Splitcoast Stampers that used embossed circles for a snowman's body (see the project HERE) and I really liked the idea of embossing a snowman. I also saw a card that used a swirled embossing folder with glitter glue (see it HERE), and I was inspired to add Stickles to my embossing. This week's Try a New Technique Challenge at Splitcoast Stampers asked us to make our own snowmen, so I used these ideas to create this sparkly, swirly snowman card:
I started with a Neenah 110 lb. white card base and added a piece of wintry patterned paper to cover the card front. I die cut 3 circles from Whisper White card stock, then embossed them with the D'Vine Swirls embossing folder. I created a hat from black card stock and attached it to the "head" of the snowman. I stamped my sentiment on Whisper White in Versafine Onyx Black and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder, then attached it to a piece of black card stock. I cut a strip of blue card stock and embossed it with the Swirls, Ribbons and Snowflakes embossing folder, then cut the end to a point.
Once I had all the elements cut and stamped, I attached them to the card front. I carefully applied Star Dust Stickles directly from the bottle to the raised embossing on the snowman. I wanted to add some dimension to the snowflakes on my blue piece, so I added Stickles to the centers. I quickly decided I didn't like the way that looked, so I added tiny pearls to the centers instead.
I set the card aside to dry overnight (and somehow managed not to smear my Stickles, which was quite a feat for me!). I had so much fun with this card that I will probably make a few more using different backgrounds, colors and embossing folders.
I am also entering this card for the Paper Players #124 Challenge (snowman cards) and the ABC Challenge #7 (holiday cards with bling). Thanks for stopping by today!
Stamp: Merry Merry (Recollections)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko)
Paper: Solar White 110 lb. card stock (Neenah); Whisper White card stock (Stampin' Up!); Arctic Wishes Matstock (DCWV); black card stock, blue card stock (unknown)
Tools and Accessories: Circles #2 die (Sizzix); D'Vine Swirls embossing folder (Cuttlebug); Swirls, Ribbons and Snowflakes embossing folder (BasicGrey/Sizzix); Big Shot (Sizzix); clear embossing powder (Mrs. O'Leary's); Star Dust Stickles (Ranger); tiny pearls (Zva Creative)