Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Sweet Stamps- Winter Blues

The challenge at Sweet Stamps for this week is Winter Blues

 I used white glossy cardstock, swiped with the anti-static pad and embossed the flourish with White Detail EP.  I sponged on 4 colors of ink for a blustery look. I used Tidal Wave, Aquamarine, Nassau Blue Shades Die inks and Faded Jeans Distress Ink.  I swiped over the panel when done to remove any ink from the white embossing.
 I had fun using a Globecraft Piccolo snowman, and embossed it using Aged White, Brownstone and Vintage Black Enamel EP. I also used the Aged White EP on snowflakes. I dabbed on a touch of Orange Copic marker through the back around the nose.
 The ribbon is Stampin Up.
 There is a shimmer in the Embossing Powder that cannot be captured in a picture- just love it!

Products I used from the Sweet Stamps Store:

Flourishes Stamp set HERE
I Love Snow HERE
Antistatic Pad HERE
Ranger Embossing Ink HERE
White Detail EP HERE
Happy Snowman Piccolo Accent HERE
Snowflakes Piccolo Accent HERE
Shades Die Ink- Tidal Wave, Aquamarine and Nassau Blue HERE
Ranger Distress Ink Faded Jeans HERE
Enamel EP Aged WHite, Brownstone, Vintage Black HERE
Embossing Adhesive for Enamel EP HERE

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Challenges for my card:
Fresh Brewed Designs- My Favorites : Blue and the Enamel EP's
Little Red Wagon- Frosty
Sisterhood of Crafters- New- snowman and Vintage Black Enamel EP
Fan-Tastic Tuesday- AG plus recycle- ribbon is from a project I made at Stamp Camp....
Loves Rubberstamps- No Black Ink
PDE Linky Party- Blue and White
Pinspirational- photo inspiration
Craft-Dee-BowZ- AG with handmade Bow
Craftin Desert Diva's - Blue and White

Thanks for stopping by!


kiwimeskreations said...

Stunning card Shelly - love that background!! We have the summer blues here - blue sky day after day!

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Wowza, do I love this card. The swirls, the blue, the snowman, the ribbon. All make a terrific card.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ah Shelley you had lots of inky fun here....using some DI hadn't heard of...nothing new there can't keep up so don't bother trying. Great effective card. TFS.
Shaz in Oz.x ♡

Stef H said...

i love this! that ribbon just makes the card pop!

yep... challenges lately have been jump starting my creativity too. it's good to back to the "old ways" LOL.

looking forward to the nice weather!
have a great weekend.

hugs :)

Pamellia said...

Beautiful Shelly! That background is amazing with all the blended blues and those fabulous swirls! It reminds me of a scene from an old animated Christmas special on TV, when they actually drew the wind with these swirlies through the sky! Love your frantage snowman! until next time, big hugs :)

mum of two said...

How fabulous! I love the flourishes in the background. Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Craftin Desert Divas Blue and White Linky Party. Hope to see you again soon :)

michelle (Craftin Desert Divas DT)
Purple Monkey Moments

Kate said...

Such a great card! Your snowman looks fabulous and I LOVE the big bow!! What a super touch!

Thanks so much for playing along with us at Craftin Desert Divas!

Kate (CDD Design Team)
Small Bits of Paper

Darlene said...

Brrrr! What a 'cool' creation Shelly! Quite fitting for how it looks outside my window today! LOL! Hope you are staying warm!
Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘ANYTHING GOES with a TWIST – use a new craft item’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters

Pamellia said...

Hi Shelly, thanks so much for your comment, but I have no idea what A.O means in regards to a link-up?? hugs :)

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Shelly! What a delightfully "brrrr-cold" card! I had forgotten about using white EP on white glossy, and the way you have blended the blue inks on it looks beautiful! So full of blustery movement, it makes me cold thinking about it even down in Florida! Love your sparkly snowman, too! I am your newest bloglovin' follower! hugs, de

jimlynn said...

Shelly, it looks like snow swirling in the background!!! VERY pretty and love the colors you used for the sponging. The snowman is adorable too!!!

Stinkin' Inkers said...

Beautiful card. Love the background paper, silver snowflakes and gorgeous bow. Thanks for playing along with the Sisterhood's "Anygthing Goes With a Twist Challenge". Please come back and play again.

Kim P said...

This is absolutely delightful! Great way to mimic a blustery day!

Janis Lewis said...

Love that background, Shelly. Thank you for Linking Up at PDE Linky Party.
~Janis, PDE Linky Party owner
Pause Dream Enjoy Page on Facebook

Anne Temple said...

Fabulous card and your background looks amazing!

Sherrie K. said...

Beautiful card! Love the pretty blues and the snowman is so stinken cute! Fun design!
Sherrie K

Donna K said...

Love the whispy look of the flourishes, this reminds me of a cold winter day! Your ribbon is lovely know how much I love a pretty bow!

Donna said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love that blustery look. Great job! Hope you are having a warm up this weekend.

Penny said...

Such a gorgeous background for that darling snowman! Love the added texture, bow, and snowflakes! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Clickersister said...

Wonderful card! Really creative and cute! I love your use of techniques and color! Thanks for joining us at {PIN}Spirational Challenges!

*Vicki* said...

Wow Shelly, this is really gorgeous!! I love the embossing on your snowman! Really cool details! :)

NanaConnie said...

Oh, how sweet, Shelly! Adprab;e snowman and I love the snow swirls for the background. Terrific color combo!

snappy scrappy said...

Too cute!! ...thanks for linking up at PDE!! Lee-Ann :)

Lynn McAuley said...

This is fabulous, Shelley! I can feel the cold swirling off of your beautiful background! Sensational work on your frosty snowman, as well! What a wonderful winter design!

Bernardine Cuttino said...

This is a fun and delightful beauty. Thanks for your visit and sweet luv.

lalkygirl said...

What a fab card love that cute snowman
Thanks for joining us at CraftDee-Bowz and good luck
Tracey x

PaperDaisies said...

Such a pretty card. I love the embossed background. Perfect backdrop for that cute snowman. Thank you for sharing your talents with us over at Loves Rubberstamps. Hugs Nina

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Super cute. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Shelly said...

What a GREAT card, nice colors!

Thank you for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas!

Deanne Saunders said...

Cute!!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Look forward to seeing you in our next challenge!
A Little Bit O' Paper

Desire Fourie said...

Shelly this is so perfect for our ‘FAVOURITES’ theme. Just love the colours and design. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
{Fresh Brewed Designs DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Unknown said...

What a sweet card!!!!! Hope you had a great Christmas! We were quite ill many weeks but am getting around to see projects now.