Here today to give you the details on the card I made for the Stampin’ Addicts Blog Hop. And I actually have two cards to show you. The first is from the hop and the second is a more subdued version that I made for the Control Freaks Convention Swap.
This is a different view than the one I showed for the hop. I tried to capture the sparkle in about a billion pictures and finally accepted that it just wouldn’t be as pretty as it is in person! I started by stamping the snowflakes in Versamark ink and then embossing them with Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder. Then using my brayer, I added Midnight Muse ink until I was happy with the coverage. You can go lighter or almost match the card stock like I did here. Just wipe the excess ink from the embossed images and you are done. I hand cut the banner out of Shimmery White Paper and used that as the background as well. Finally I topped off the banner with doubled up Vintage Faceted Buttons. The smallest one fits into the largest one!!! So cool!! Basic Rhinestones just begged to be added and you should see how pretty it is in the center of the button!
Just a little close-up to show you the embossing (after all, I did take all those pictures).
Now for the second card, I know it looks a lot the same in the picture but in person has a very different feel. This one was made using Very Vanilla and Pearls. The embossing was done with Clear Embossing Powder. You can see from the two cards that the depth of brayering was a little different. It is something fun to play with! Lessons learned…make sure if you are using the new ink pads that you have reinker on hand (at least if you plan to make more than about 10 of these). The new pads work beautifully with the brayer but they hold ink differently and you have to re-ink more often and with not as much ink.
Well, I hope you have enjoyed these! As you can see, it is a SUO Challenges Tuesday and I am not in this week. With it being the last week of summer break for my boys, I have taken the week off from the design teams. That, and I’m singing the summer theme song “On the Road Again”. *smile* I hope you are having a great week. Thanks so much for stopping by! See you again in the next couple of days with details on the mini paint can and the tags from the hop.
Stamps: Snowflake Soiree, More Merry Messages; Paper: Shimmery White, Whisper White (card 1), Very Vanilla (card 2), Midnight Muse; Ink: Midnight Muse; Accessories: Heat Tool, Iridescent Ice EP (card 1), Clear EP (card 2), Vintage Faceted Buttons, Basic Rhinestones (card 1), Basic Pearls (card 2)