Dec 05 2009

Snow Swirled

I was surprised to see that I hadn't inked up Stampin' Up!'s Snow Swirled set at all this year!  I used it a TON last year!  So, when the sketch for Stamping 411 needed a large focal element, I pulled it out.  I decided to use some unusual Christmas colors, though.  I saw a card done by Ilina Crouse that used Orchid Opulence and Bashful Blue colors and thought they were beautiful!  My Orchid Opulence rarely gets used!

I started with a base of Orchid Opulence.  I ran the Bashful Blue layer thru the Big Shot with the Petals A Plenty Impressions Folder and added it to the base.  I used a Sponge Dauber and changed the color of the White Striped Ribbon to Orchid Opulence with my classic ink pad. 

The tree image I stamped in Bashful Blue, then used my Blender Pen to remove the Bashful Blue on the snowflake ornaments and my Orchid Opulence Stampin' Write Marker to color them back in.  I added some Dazzling Diamonds to the snowflake ornaments and the star at the top (punched with the Small Star Punch).

I stamped the words Season's Greetings in Basic Black on Orchid Opulence and punched with my Oval Scallop Punch.  I added some more dots of Crystal Effects in each of the scallops and added Dazzling Diamonds.  Too bad you can't see how pretty this is in person!

I hope you check out the rest of the Stamping 411 Operators fun projects this week and play along with the sketch challenge!  We love to see your creations!


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6 People have left comments on this post

Dec 4, 2009 - 10:12:09

Love the nontraditional colors.  Super pretty!

Dec 4, 2009 - 11:12:05
tiffany said:

What a pretty tree!! I love the color combo and all the embossing is great!!

Dec 4, 2009 - 11:12:07
Lee said:

This is just so pretty. The colors are fabulous together. Love the sparkly dots!!!

Dec 5, 2009 - 08:12:04

Pretty, pretty card. Love that dyed ribbon and the sparkly star – great job!

Dec 5, 2009 - 10:12:50
Patti Chesky said:

What a fun color combo!!!  I hardly use Orchid Opulence too!!  I bet it is super sparkly in person.

Dec 5, 2009 - 10:12:42

Oh Connie — you know shades of purple and blue are my favorite color combination and you did a beautiful job with this card. Love the embossing and the bling — so pretty! Thanks for sharing — blessings, Gretchen