Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Snowflake Winter Wonderland card using Art Philosophy

Hello, friends!

I was cleaning out a drawer in my crafting room today and I found all my embossing powders. I cannot tell you the last time I used that technique, so I felt it was time to dust it off and use it. For today's card, I used that technique in tandem with my beloved Cricut. LOVE IT!

The stamp set that I used today in tandem with the Art Philosophy cartridge is call Snowflakes. I coordinates with cartridge and the pretty snowflakes stamp later beautifully as you will see below.

This is the stamp set I used. It is called Snowflakes.
I used Papertrey Ink paper and ribbon.
I cut the cream colored snowflake out at 3 1/4" using the Art Philosophy cartridge. Then stamped it using the olive green ink. I stamped the next layer using Versamark ink. Next I sprinkled embossing powder on top and heated it using my embossing heating tool. One of the best tips on successful embossing is use a quality embossing powder. It makes all the difference!
I cut this oval out using the Art Philosophy cartridge at 1".
See you all back here tomorrow!

One more thing, you only have 2 more days to get your hands on the November stamp of the month AND the Holiday Wishes stamp set. Make sure you check it out below because you are not going to want to miss out!

November Specials:

November stamp of the month

Holiday Wishes stamp set that is only $5 with a $25 stamp purchase.

When you place a minimum order of $25 in My Acrylix® stamp set starting today (until November 30th), you can purchase a new D-size Holiday Wishes stamp set for only $5 (Stamp of the Month, K-size customized name stamps, Cricut® Art Philosophy collection, and Workshops on the Go™ kits do not count toward a qualifying purchase.)! That’s significant savings off the full retail value of $17.95 US / $19.95 CAN. And here’s a bonus: many of the images in the set coordinate with our Cricut® Art Philosophy cartridge for added cutting and stamping fun! 

So to break it down, 
-If you spend $50 you get the November stamp of the month (retails price of $17.95) for $5.
-If you spend $25 in stamps, you get the Holidays Wishes stamp set (retail price $17.95) for $5 (Stamp of the Month, K-size customized name stamps, Cricut® Art Philosophy collection, and Workshops on the Go™ kits do not count toward a qualifying purchase.)!
-These two offers can be combined. For example, if you spend $25 in stamps and an additional $25 on anything else in the catalog you will get both stamp sets for a total of $10 ($5 per set). 
You save $25.90! Which means the stamps practically pay for themselves!

*note* You MUST add discounted stamps to shopping cart when prompted by the system during checkout. Stamps cannot be added after the sale is complete and finalized. Also, adding the stamps to your cart BEFORE being prompted by this system will result in being charged full price for promotional stamps. 

Have a TERRIFIC Tuesday!

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Joan Smith said...

What a beautiful card...the colors are very different but work for sure. Thanks for the great embossing ideas and tips!

Deneen said...

Very pretty! love the subdued color of this.

Ann said...

Who would have "thunk" of using browns on a Christmas card, only Mel. Love it, so pretty.

Crafting Katie said...

Beautiful card, Melanie!!! Love the colors!

Kaycee said...

As always, super cute card! I love snowflakes!!!

Marilyn said...

Absolutely beautiful!

tndj said...

beautiful card. Like the snowflake. Love snowflakes as long as they are not real.

SallyP said...

Beautiful card! I like to use embossing powders, but sometimes I don't get all the excess off and I have stray flecks of embossed areas. Any suggestions?

Patrona said...

That card is Adorable!!! its been ages since I've done any embossing as well! time to "blow the dust off" and get busy it looks like! thanks! ~*PD :)

Shawnee said...

This is so pretty. You did a fabulous job!

Scrapper69 said...

BEAUTIFUL Card! LOVE those snowflake stamps.... very pretty!


Anonymous said...

This is a beautiful card !! It's been years since I've embossed anything. Seeing your card reminds me I need to try it again ! Thanks!!

Unknown said...

Your card is Georgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow!

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the embossing.

PinkDaisy/CricutLover75 said...

Pretty Pretty Pretty! I like how non-traditional the colors are, so subdued and peaceful :)

Lady Fair said...

I just love how you keep inspiring us with the variety of your designs. What caught my eye was how well you matched the greens (at least on my monitor) in your card, the stamped sentiment matches so perfectly. I don't know how you do it, but I'm so happy that you do!

Karen said...

Great card. Love the snowflakes!

julie said...

what a great card i like that colors are very different and that you showed it doesnt always have to be xmas colors. thanks for all you do and share. 1205love@gmail.com

Amber said...

This is my favorite holiday card that you have made. I love the olive green that you used.

julie said...

great card i might have to card lift , hope you dont mind lol. thnaksfor all you do and share. 1205love@gmail.com

Rosemary said...

Thank you for all the great ideas. Love them all. Rosemary at hudak4@zoominternet.net