Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Colorful Snowflakes

Hello everyone !

I'm back again with two more Christmas designs, the last ones for this month.   I've had a great time working with Chocolate Baroque's new Christmas stamps and happy that I've made a solid start on Christmas cards for this year.   It's never to early to start !



I used one of the new Big Bold Background stamps - Solid Snowflakes to create these cards.


I used Fruitcake Kaleidacolour Dye Ink on the background for the above card.    I used a brayer to apply the rainbow ink to get even coverage.   Next I added Versamark Ink directly from the pad over the entire background and embossed with a clear holograph Embossing Powder.   You can see the sparkle on the close-up at the top of this post.    Noel is a single clear stamp - CBCL0020 Noel.     I added rhinestones to the centres of the snowflakes.

This next card was quicker to create as I didn't need a brayer to ink up the stamp.


I used both Evergreen Bough and Pine Needles Distress Inks on the background stamp, which gives the variation in colour.   I stamped the sentiment from Warm Christmas Greetings with Crimson Red Versafine Ink.   I added sparkly rhinestones to the centres of the snowflakes.


I'll be back soon with card designs using new releases from Chocolate Baroque that celebrate another season :)  


Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day !
Shirley

27 comments:

  1. Ywo beautiful cards, I prefer the second one , I love the mixe of the three colours in contrast with white, but I love the words on the second one!!Well done!!

    Greetings
    Maria

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  2. Beautiful snowflakes and loveley wintercolours!
    Greetz Patricia

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  3. I love this unique Shirley christmas designs!
    What bright colors.. wonderful for the saison!

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  4. Fantastic Shirley and great colours to use for the backgrounds

    Love Chrissie x

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  5. Love your paper creation. Beautiful colours, lovely christmas card. Thanks for showing Anneke.
    www.annekescardart.blogspot.com

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  6. Great Christmas cards Shirley...with a unique look

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  7. Dear Shirley,
    both christmas cards are amazing again.
    I love the snowflake backgrounds they are really beautiful. My fave is the card with the Fruitcake Kaleidacolour Dye Ink, I have all Kaleidacolor inks and love them.
    Have a nice day:-)
    Big hugs Anja

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  8. Really love your colours in these card. :)

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  9. Two fantastic cards Shirley, I love the top one with the multi colours and sparkly embossing, and the colour of the second. Just started my cards using these stamps at the weekend.

    Hope the rain did your garden some good.
    Sue x

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  10. I had to smile over your use of "Fruit Cake" - so apt & utterly effective with the holographic shine. Your mattting skills using colour have come into their own with this one. Needless to say the first is my favourite of the two.
    Paula (PEP)

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  11. You are right, this is the time to make (and put in an envelope and address) Christmas cards! I like both, if I had to choose I would have the second one.

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  12. Beautiful colours! Like the style; think that they are good for watever kind of taste you have... Inky greetings, Gerrina

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  13. Both so beautiful Shirley and the colour tones. You put me to shame I have still to make a start on my Christmas cards!!!

    Creafty hugs from Shirl x x x

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  14. wow prachtige kerstkaarten, erg mooi van kleur ook!
    Groetjes Karin x

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  15. Lovely Christmas cards, fab colours as usual! xxx

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  16. Shirley, your snowflake Christmas cards are so wonderfully magical! I know a snowfall does not look that pretty, so that is why I used the word magical. WONDERFUL colors with the holographic EP, and very pretty theme with the Pine colored background, too. Very pretty cards! hugs, de

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  17. So beautiful Shirley! Your colors are spectacular on these cards. I am pea green with envy over your good start with Christmas cards - I don't have a single one made - oh woe is me!!
    sandy

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  18. Stunningly gorgeous. Awesome colours.
    luv annie

    http://annieforeva.blogspot.com.au

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  19. Each card is equally striking. I'm liking this CB stamp and you've really shown it off so marvelously. That's a new color of the Kaleidescope pads for me...will have to check on this one! TFS

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  20. Both are stunning! Bet the top one just sparkles IRL too.

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  21. These are bold and bright and beautiful, Shirley! I can just see one of these having pride of place on your friend's mantels during Christmas!!

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  22. Soooo vibrant colors here, incredible snowflake Shirley.Thanks for your comments at Brenda' s blog about my butterfly Twinchie, so feel free to choose a free product from all my store,,,,, I´ll send it . Email me to nicecrane@yaho.com

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  23. The cards are really beautiful, Shirley. I always start the Christmas cards too late! Valerie

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  24. What fabulous cards....absolutely love the colours and stamps. I've studied the first card, but still can't see how you've done it.....Did you stamp the snowflakes before you inked or after? xx

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  25. Gorgeous cards Shirley! Love the blingy snowflakes and and brayered background!!

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  26. Hi Shirley! Oh these are so pretty!! Wonderful colours, very nice combination too! Love the top one for the great colours and sparkle and love the second one for the nice look with the white, green and crimson red! Love the sentiments too! Really great cards! (and well done for getting started already! :))
    Warm greetings, Marlene :)

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  27. These snowflakes show so beautifully with both backgrounds! Just lovely!

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