Monday, November 18, 2013

Snowy Flourishes





Hey everyone, today I'm showcasing a project using the new Flourishes Two rubber stamp set from Sparkle N Sprinkle, one of the new rubber stamp sets debuting this month.  I love that it can be both a focal point or in the background.  For this card, I decided to have it as a background to simulate snow swirling all around.

I stamped the flourishes with VersaMark and heat embossed with Winter White embossing powder onto textured cardstock.  For this design, I didn't use an embossing buddy as I wanted to have a few stray flecks of embossing powder, adding to the swirling snow imagery.

The deer is from the Winter Swirl rubber stamp set and is heat embossed with Silver Detail embossing powder for the body and Halo embossing powder for the antlers.

The snow banks were created by cutting out cardstock and covering with Twinkling Clouds Sparkle N Soft flock.  Diamond Dust glitter was applied to the tops of the snow banks.




The snowflake in the upper left corner was created by layering several different die cuts from Spellbinders and Sizzix.  Two of the snowflakes were heat embossed with Ice Rink embossing powder and the third with Winer White embossing powder.  A gem was added to the center for a touch more sparkle.

The frame is by Spellbinders and I die cut it twice - once in white cardstock and once in the dark blue.  I cut out the blue center and layered on the white die cut, which was also heat embossed with Winter White embossing powder.

The panel behind the frame was covered with Sonic Silver velvet glitter and then adhered to the card base.

17 comments:

Tammy said...

Gorgeous card and fabulous new set! Love the deer and the flourishes background is beautiful snow!

Ardilla said...

What a beautiful card!!! Love the dark background and the cute image!
Hugs,
Ardilla :)

rachel said...

this is gorgeous Anne - love those swirls and the deer looks fabulous xx

Lori Kobular said...

Anne your card is so elegant looking and I love the use of the spellbinders rectangle frame!!

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is gorgeous Anne, I love the reindeer the background and the frame
Kevin xx

Linda Simpson said...

Such a really beautiful card Anne. I love the scene you have created.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Donna Ellis said...

Anne, this is one sparkly, beautifully swirl-full card! Love the combination of the snowy drifts and flourishes! Just lovely! That pop of ice rink EP on the snowflake and gold on the antlers really brings the neutral colors out! xo

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

This is so pretty ! I love these beautiful colors and of course the beautiful sparkle !!

Mayra
Mayrasdesigns.blogspot.com

Shona Erlenborn said...

How pretty Anne. Love all the texture and dimension that you've created with the layers of sparkle.

Patricia St Martin said...

Anne, So pretty, love how you add the swirls, gives a feeling of winter. Wonderful way to frame everything in and the blue is crisp.
Hugs, Pat

Beverley said...

Beautiful & so elegant. Love it :) Hugs Bev x

Joan Ervin said...

What a beautiful winter scene, Anne....the deer image and snowflakes are sooo pretty and I love the winter sky!!!!

Annie said...

Gorgeous frame and dies Anne :-) the winter white EP looks just like chalk on the black and your reindeer are so cute. Wonderful make.

TFS Annie x

Shelly Schmidt said...

Oh I loved this card- the colors are fab- and I love the flourishes as snow- I am going to CASE that idea if you do not mind! Love the embossing...Oh boy, I am not ready for snow and winter...!

jimlynn said...

Great new set and a gorgeous card! I've been trying for three days to make a blue and silver card and can't get it to work - yours is fabulous!!!
So pretty.
Lynn

nwilliams6 said...

Anne, this is gorgeous! I love the bg, the snowflake and the deer. So elegant, great colors, super texture - just a perfect card! Many hugz to you my friend!

Ellen said...

Love the silver and blue Anne and the texture is amazing! Awesome framing and die cuts~ This is one stunning Christmas card Anne!