Winter Sparkle


It is that time for the Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoaststampers. This week we took a trip to Shindigz which is a mega party store. I picked this snowflake for my inspiration piece.

Although this does not appear to sparkle, believe me it does. It is so hard to pick up the sparkle when photographing, but this photo shows it a bit better.

The heat embossed area of the snowflake is full of those tiny coloured specks of glitter that is part of the embossing powder. It is so very pretty in real life.

One of these days I need to get the photo shoot stuff so I don't have these problems. lol

For my background I used my favourite Distress Oxide colour, being Blueprint Sketch, laying down a medium layer of colour, i.e. going over the card twice, using my glove on my left hand so as to not leave finger prints.

Using versamark embossing ink I stamped the snowflake in my original Misti, then applied the Rainbow Sparkle embossing powder. Usually I have my embossing powders in medium containers so I can use the container for the excess powder, but in this case it is in the jar, so I used a simple piece of paper to catch the excess and return it to the jar. I have had this embossing powder for at least 8 years, quite a long time.

It appears that Ranger does not make the Rainbow Sparkle anymore, but instead are making Snowflake Tinsel which appears to be similar.

Once the embossing was done I splatter the panel with water, then attached it to a white card base. I die cut two (2) pieces of white cardstock using the winter die, then a piece of white glitter cardstock, and glued them together and to the card front using Nuvo glue.

I then added a few gems, sequins and some Crystal Drops in Morning Dew to finish.

I also finished the inside using the coordinating stamp set to the die and the "hugs" stamp along with VersaFine Clair Ink in Blue Belle.

Thank you for visiting today. 

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xoxo, Kia