Thursday, December 15, 2011

Pretty & Pink Snowflake with Impression Obsession

Good Evening !     It's such a busy time of year, it's getting harder to find time for blogging, but I couldn't resist this week's Pink Challenge at IO.   You can find all the details and beautiful design team samples here at Impression Obsession's Blog .

I recently purchased IO's beautiful Damask Snowflakes and was anxious to try them out so I decided to create a pink snowflake  !

The following Impression Obsession Stamps were used to create this card:  F2259 Sm Damask Snowflake, F2258 Damask Snowflake & C8280 Joyous Season.  

I created the background using smooch inks- Taffy, Moonlight & Cherry Chocolate.     To create a smooch background, start by covering white card stock with Versamark ink.  Next using a colourbox stylus with the black moldable foam tip, add smooch inks starting with the lightest colour.   The smooch inks give a beautiful sheen that I love.   I've been using these inks for a year & half and while the bottles appear small they seem to be bottomless.  I stamped the small Damask snowflake with Brilliance Platinum Planet Pigment Ink randomly onto the background.

I stamped & embossed in silver, the large Damask Snowflake onto watercolour paper.   I used Tom Bow marker #757 directly on the paper and added water with a small brush to blend out.   I only used the one marker.    I carefully cut out the snowflake and added the brad (by Bobunny) to the center.   I layered onto the card as shown with dark & light pink card stock.  I added ribbon along the edge of the pink strip under the snowflake.   Spellbinder Nestabilities S4143 was used for the label & the sentiment was also embossed with silver.   A little holograph glitter,  pink & white dot ribbon and pink rhinestones were the finishing touches.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the Season !


Shirley said...

Wow, Shirley!!! Every card this challenge is just so beautiful and this is no exception!! I love what you did with the background and your embellishments make your gorgeous snowflake even more so. Thanks for playing and good luck in the drawing too!!

Ann said...

Gorgeous !!! Great job Shirley. Good Luck with the contest :-)

Miranda said...

Hi Shirley, gorgeous card and this is one of the(many) favourite IO stamps of me! I like it in pink and that smooch background is great! Good luck, greetz Miranda

Ellen Taylor said...

Shirley, you have out done yourself with this beauty of a card! The background your created is absolutely gorgeous and that snowflake is sooo pretty! Have a fabulous christmas!!

Marn said...

Hi Shirley!
WOW what a very pretty card! I just love that effect of the snowflake being that gorgous shade of pink! Great great smooching background and the snowflake looks so nice after your stamping, embossing and great colour! Well done again and good luck in the contest!
Greetings, Marn :)

Donna Ellis said...

How beautiful! Love all the details and rich colors, Shirley! Gorgeous!


Another fabulous card Shirley - love the effect of the Smooch inking in the background, and the snowflake has been perfectly cut out - quite tricky considering all the curves.

Thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog, and for joining my Followers - hope to "see" you again soon!
Here's wishing you a wonderful 2012.
Hugs, Sylvia xx

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I love you work. You inspire me, I joined your site, and would love to have you join me.