Monday, July 9, 2012

Snowflake Resist


I saw that Sweet Stamps Blog had a challenge for resist so I decided it was a good time to use my new Starflake Medallion that looks very much like a snowflake. I embossed it in white on white and brought out the design with blue ink. I embossed it in white on silver and cut out part of this to add a layer of silver in the middle. Then I embossed it on white and sponged it with blue ink again, only a little lighter, and cut out the middle to pop up in the center, along with a light blue snowflake jewel. All of this is cut out with Spellbinders’Grand Circle die




Behind the image I added a silver doily die cut with the Dutch Scallop Square die from Cheery Lynn.  The blue layer behind the doily was created by stamping and embossing just the outside border of Sweet Stamps’ Pansy Layers Frame on snowflake paper from DCWV.  I cut it out and layered it on silver and cut it out again.  I distress the edges and layered all of this on some lovely red, white, and blue paisley winter paper, also from DCWV.  I sponged the edges with a little blue ink, distressed the edges, and layered it on white cardstock that was turned blue on the edges with sponged ink.  Distressing it created a thin white edge and this is added to a white card base. 

I really wanted to add some ribbon but then saw this lovely jeweled swirl and new it was just what it needed.

E. Marie

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Sweet Stamps.comChallenge #72 - Christmas Resist
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 36 – Silver and/or Gold
Creative Card Crew Challenge #14 – Swirls and Pearls
AllSorts Challenge Week #162 – Red , White, and Blue
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C144 – "Show your Countries Pride” (Use color of your country’s flag-red, white, and blue)
The Pink Elephant TPE 156 – Christmas In July
Stampin Sisters In Christ Challenge #145 – At Least 1 Circle or Oval element, 2 different Papers, and 1 Embellishment
Charisma Cardz Challenge #26 – A Sketch    

18 comments:

Shelly Schmidt said...

Gorgeous resist card- love the image- so pretty! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stamps!

Brenda said...

Totally gorgeous and I love the blue!

brenda said...

What a great take on our theme.

Thanks so much for joining our red white and blue theme at Allsorts this week.

B x

Sandra H said...

So beautiful Marie and the colours gorgeous:)x

Cat's sCrap said...

What a work ! Very original ! Wonderful embellishments. Congratulations !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

Hugs from France.
Catherine.

Sandy Hulsart said...

Very frosty look! Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog.

Jenni said...

Gorgeous, love all your pearl embellishments! Thanks so much for playing along with the challenge at Charisma Cardz this week.
Jenni x

mandy said...

Such an unusual card in a good way lol I've never really come across the resist technique before but it looks great and I love all the fab bling swirls

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz Challenges

Hugs Mandy xxx

Ani said...

Really beautiful card! Thanks for playing along at CCC Swirls and Pearls challenge!

Kelly said...

lovely, thank you for oing in at Charisma Cardz this week

Karalee Ingram said...

Wow, this is gorgous!

May said...

what a stunning piece! Thank you for sharing, and for joining us at Simon Says Stamp & Show

May

Helen said...

This is gorgeous!!! I love the silver and blue and the pearls are a wonderful addition! Thank you for joining our challenge this week at Stampin Sisters in Christ! ~H

Jill Norwood said...

I just love snowflakes and this is sooooo beautiful! Love the details with all the sparkles and silver and blue!

MariLynn said...

WOW!! This is gorgeous. I love how your resist turned out. I love the addition of the little pearls. Such stunning details!! Thank you for sharing with the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge. I so enjoyed viewing your wonderful work of art!!!

Jeannie from PolkaCabana.wordpress.com said...

Fabulous card! Thanks so much for joining in on the Cheery Lynn Design Challenge! A truly gorgeous card indeed! Love the sketch and your use of the Dutch Scallop Square.

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Such a wonderful design, and great use of so many great products
So glad you could share with us at
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge
Thank you for sharing with us this week at
Sweet Stamps Challenge
Have a sweet week.

tina said...

What a beautifully executed card! Some of my favorite Christmas colors! Thanks for joining us at The Pink Elephant!