Monday, September 26, 2016

Snowflake Creation

Hello friends! 
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I know it's too early for snow fall.... 

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but this stamp set "Snowbursts" (Penny Black) is just too lovely to be ignored.
I love creating cards with stamps like this. They are so detailed and intricate-looking. You can't really go wrong with them. Mind you, I used only ONE stamp (top left) from this set. Can you imagine what a field day that will be if I used them all?

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My card is nothing too special as I used the usual techniques such as Layered Stamping, Generational Stamping, and Emboss Resist. However, I had a epiphany moment as I write this post...

"Embossing is more than just embossing. It can be an embellishment!". 

See those glitter on the snowflakes? They are embossed in Glitter Embossing Powder. So easy! Why didn't do that more often? Some of you might feel the same way!!?

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These days, I like to think of more ways to use embossing powder. Because let's face it: are we really maximize the power of embossing powder? You bought the clear one, colored one and the glitter ones and those tantalizing textured ones. Are you using them enough?

And oh.... those Nuvo Crystal Droplets are the new kids in town for embellishments. I am amazed how round they stayed after applying. So cool.

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22 comments:

Barb said...

Gorgeous card, V! Love those beautiful blues! ♥

Valerija said...

Beautiful card. Love the colours and snowflakes.
Valerija xx

Dawn Turley said...

WOW Virginia. Your embossing is spectacular. Awesome card.

Sheila H said...

Love the stamping and the varied embossing powders, Virginia! The Nuvo drops are beautiful as is the background.

Teresa Doyle said...

This is really gorgeous Virginia! I love intricate snowflake images and these are so beautifully done. AND you are absolutely right about embossing powders, they are an embellishment. That is what kicks up the WOW factor on most cards!
So beautiful!

Rachel A. said...

Wow! So beautiful! I love the blended background.

Karen B. said...

Gorgeous! What a true representation of winter!

Debbie Peysen said...

Awesome card. It is so peaceful. I really liked what you said about embossing being an embellishment. I am going to use more of my glitter powder. Thanks

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Beautiful snowflake background, Virginia! Those Nuvo crystals add a lot!!

LaVon Hall said...

I thought I had every snowflake that I could ever want but I think your stunning card may prove me wrong and those beautiful color choices just perfect.

conil said...

Who cares if it's too early for snow...this is a feast for the eyes. The various colors and generational stamping just suck one to dream for white Christmas with you. Gorgeous...love the deep blue one more than I can say.

Harriet said...

I am not looking forward to snow; however, your beautiful card reminded me that 'snow' can be lovely. Your colors are excellent.

CinnamonSally said...

Gorgeous card Virginia.

Lisa said...

What a stunning card Virginia, my goodness!!

alexandra s.m. said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS my Friend!
HUgs~

Milka Gubo said...

WoW! Like a dream... Love it!! :o)

Marjeta said...

Beautiful Background. An snowflakes fits perfect.

Marjeta


I have candy on my blog. join if you want.

Barb Ghig said...

Your snowflakes are absolutely gorgeous, and I love the font on this sentiment! Such an elegant Christmas card, Virginia!

Kori Malakie said...

This card is fantastic!!!

Gretchen Wilson said...

STUNNING AND STUNNING!!!!

auntbubbels said...

Such a beautiful. I was facetiming Carol today (from Canada) and we were talking about how we missed seeing your beautiful creations and missed you on StampNation.

Poverty Masher said...

This card is stunning, and I thought about your question and I do emboss a little during the year mostly sentiments but during the Christmas Holidays I emboss everything.