Sunday, 30 November 2014

Silver Tones

I sure hope you aren't getting tired of seeing Christmas card but this year, I have been so inspired and into making them I just can't seem to stop!
This card went in a totally different direction then the card I pictured in my head.  My original plan was to glue the extra snowflakes sitting on my desk onto my card front.  Well I did that then this card took on a life of it's own.
So, let's start at the beginning.  I had die cut snowflakes (my new obsession this year!) using Lawn Fawn and Simon Says snowflake dies.  I tried to cut extras to have on had and ready to go.  I glued them onto my card front then put that into a Cuttlebug Embossing folder (Swiss Dots I think) and embossed it.  By doing the dry embossing, it helped secure my glued snowflakes to the cardstock.  It still looked plain to me so I grabbed my Versamark pad and randomly rubbed it over the front.  I sprinkled on some silver embossing powder and heat set it.  I really like the random, kind of grunged look the powder added.  I stamped the sentiment from Paper Smooches and then mounted it onto a strip that I had pierced holes into.

I am adding my card to these challenges:

Addicted to CAS- DOTS


Simply Create Too- SNOW, SNOW, SNOW

Crafty Calendar- CHRISTMAS

Sweet Stampin- LET IT SNOW

So happy you could stop in and take a look...thank-you!
Supplies:  stamps- Paper Smooches/ dies- Lawn Fawn, SSS/ piercing tool/ Cuttlebug/ silver embossing powder/ EB folder/ silver twine/ Glossy Accents


  1. Karen you are so clever. I will add this post into my Technique Folder and give it a try.
    Happy Holidays,

  2. So gorgeous Karen. LOVE how you made this. Your snowflake cards this year are all so amazing and unique! LOVE how you've added the dots for texture and the bits of silver embossing --- fabulous! Thanks for joining us at ATCAS, my friend! Loll xx

  3. Karen, I NEVER tire of your cards nor the snowflakes! You've really rocked using them, and I love how you also embossed too! Brilliant! I love the sparkle! Another beauty, as always! Hope you are keeping warm, sweet friend! Hugs!

  4. Love how it turned out, Karen! GREAT combination!

  5. Looks fabulous Karen. We have Anything Goes this week at Just us Girls if you would like to join us.

  6. Loving that kind of shabby chic look Karen! Great card! Hazel x

  7. What a beautiful result you achieved with this technique, Karen. I must remember to give it a try.

  8. Karen: Love, love this entry too!

    Happy Holidays to you & your family!

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  9. You sure are making great use of this LF die! I find that I didn't maximize the use of them.....Truly beautiful, Karen! Love the silver and shine! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

  10. Thank you for joining in this week at Sweet Stampin with your lovely card, good luck. Debbiex

  11. The random embossing powder give this a great grunged look with a touch of elegance. Very nice!

  12. Thanks for your nice comment on my blog, Karen.
    Great technique and a beautiful card!

  13. What a brilliant card Karen, I love the textured look. Thank you so much for entering the Crafty Calendar (It's all about Christmas) Challenge this month, lots of luck to you.

    Hugs Sue Pxxx

  14. I never get tired of Christmas cards. Yours is wonderful. Thank you for sharing with us at Simply Create Too - Myrna DT

  15. Such a wonderful CAS snowy card - just perfect for our challenge this week. Thank you for sharing and joining in with the fun at Sweet Stampin’ this week and good luck. Hugs Janine xx

  16. What amazing texture on your card - it looks fabulous! Thank you for joining our 'Let it Snow' challenge over at Sweet Stampin' this week and I hope you will join us again soon, love Jacky x

  17. Karen, what a gorgeous way to highlight the dots on your snowflakes. I love the distressed feel. Stunning
    so glad you joined us at ATCAS this week