Sunday, January 30, 2011

Happy Winter

OK, so I know that many of us are really tired of winter, especially shoveling snow, but for TSTR's challenge, our inspiration was this beautiful photo.  We have a few inches of snow in our forecast for the next coming days, too.

I used Mojo Monday 175 for my layout.  It was a fun sketch to use!

I had a hard time photographing this card due to the glitter, so the blue ribbon is appearing much darker than IRL.  I used the emboss resist technique, but then I covered up most of the embossing on the tree with Stickles crystal glitter.  I used MS tinsel glitter in crystal for the sparkly snow on the ground.

Here's a closeup.  You can see the differences in the two kinds of glitter a little better, and just a teeny tiny bit of the tree bark peeking through all of the snow.

Here's what I used:
Stamps:  SU! "Lovely as a Tree" and All That Scras "Itzie Inkies Stamp Set - Wintertime Fun" for the sentiment (I think this set has been retired).
Inks:  Versamark, SU! Bashful Blue (sponged), Vintage Photo Distress Ink (sponged)
Other:  Clear embossing powder, blue satin ribbon from stash, Bow Easy, recycled corsage pin, misc. beads, snowflake button, Cuttlebug emossing folder, Sizzix embossing folder
Technique:  emboss resist

Thanks for stopping by!

ETA:  Thank you to Debbie and TSTR DT for choosing my card as one of the Honorable Mention Cups of Tea for this challenge!


  1. So pretty Sarah.....I love all the techniques you used on your card - a truly magicial winter scene! Thanks for joining us this week at TSTR! :)

  2. Stunning. It almost looked like an embroidery it.

  3. Oh so lovely, Sarah!! I {heart} all the sparkle!! So happy you shared your creation with us this week in the Tea Room :)


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