Happy Saturday. Thursday and Friday this week were a bit cooler than it has been for several weeks. The temperature only got up to 80. Don't get me wrong, I still think that is hot, but the humidity was down and it felt so much nicer than the 90's that we've been having. I actually went out on Thursday and did some yardwork. Our lawn had so much dry grass (clippings) everywhere that needed to get cleaned up. I started with a rake in the morning, until a neighbor across the street asked me if I wanted to borrow their sweeper. How could I refuse that? (Even if I did get my son to use it!) I still needed to help with some of it.
The card I have to show you was made for a challenge on Stamp TV -- a winter card with at least 3 embellishments. Now, I can't say that I'm ready for winter and snow, even though I don't like the heat. I decided that my snowy card needed to have a little bit of floral representation.
I used a piece of chipboard from a Puffs tissue box that had a flower on it. I ran it through my cuttlebug with my styled labels die from Sizzix (Tim Holtz). I trimmed off the ends to make it shorter. I inked it up with versamark and then embossed it with iridescent ice embossing powder (dazzling diamond dust technique). I tied a little ribbon around it.
The card base is brilliant blue and the background layer is bashful blue. I embossed this with my snowflakes embossing folder and then again used the dazzling diamond dust technique.
I punched the edges of the white strip with a fiskars border punch, sponged the edges with brilliant blue, and stamped the sentiment (hugs & wishes stamp set - SU) with jet black stazon.
The snowflakes are a Martha Stewart punch. I sponged just a little on the tips and added the blue rhinestones. The snowflakes and floral panel are popped up with dimensional tape.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have a wonderful weekend.