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Lovely as the Snow

Lovely as the snow –  ya right in my 70 degree sunshine! Lol! Here in Texas it never snows! So, I’ll make a card to portray the snow! My daughter in Boston can appreciate this!

I’m also making this card for Create with Connie and Mary. It’s their sketch CCMCWINTER13-03. I have been so inspired by their creations the past few weeks! All the layouts and color challenges really fit my aesthetic. I am also in the midst of preparing for a Card Buffet this weekend, and, an upcoming Christmas Card Class. Whew.

So, taking some time out to design just for ‘fun’ – I came up with this design. Where do I begin?

Card base/front is embossed using the retired Snow Burst design. Layered on that is a nice piece of Brushed Silver card stock.

My strip is a thin Smokey Slate card stock with Smokey Slate 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon running across it. The card stock just makes for a nice firm base for the ribbon. I had to move this down from the original sketch because it just didn’t look right with the trees. I really like to stay true to a layout, but sometimes you just have to do what looks best.

Now, my centerpiece, or side piece as it were, is a multi-stepped gem. Started off with an embossed image from Lovely as a Tree. Then, I used a Epsom Salt wash over it to form the ‘crystals’ after it dried. I backed it in Glimmer Paper to make it standout.

Nice, huh?

Well, back to my creations for my upcoming classes. Like what you see? Please, leave a comment. Love to read your thoughts on my creations!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

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9 thoughts on “Lovely as the Snow

  1. Beautiful card! Love the technique you used! The silver and navy make for a very elegant card! Thanks for playing the Saturday challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  2. Wow!!! Love the layers of sparkle you achieved! Will need to try the Epsom salt technique! Gorgeous card! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

  3. Love your card, now going to have to look up “epsom salt” technique as I have a bag under the bathroom sink calling me……..

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