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Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Colourful Snowflakes (by Shirley)

Hello everyone !

I've had a great time working with the new Christmas stamps and happy that I've made a solid start on Christmas cards for this year.   It's never to early to start !

I used one of the new Big Bold Background stamps - Solid Snowflake to create these cards. 

I used Fruitcake Kaleidacolour Dye Ink on the background for the above card.    I used a brayer to apply the rainbow ink to get even coverage.   Next I added Versamark Ink directly from the pad over the entire background and embossed with a clear holograph Embossing Powder.   You can see the sparkle on the close-up at the top of this post.    'Noel' is available as a single clear stamp - CBCL0020 Noel.     I added rhinestones to the centres of the snowflakes.

This next card below was quicker to create as I didn't need a brayer to ink up the stamp.

I used both Evergreen Bough and Pine Needles Distress Inks on the background stamp, which gives the variation in colour.   I stamped the sentiment from Warm Christmas Greetings with Crimson Red Versafine Ink.   Again I added sparkly rhinestones to the centres of the snowflakes.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day !


  1. I had to smile over your use of "Fruit Cake" - so apt & utterly effective with the holographic shine. Your mattting skills using colour have come into their own with this one. Needless to say the first is my favourite of the two.
    Paula (PEP)

  2. Beautiful cards! Inky greatings, Gerrina

  3. Shirley, both cards are equally striking, and so different with your use of different color. Even though they are the same stamp, they look totally different. Beautiful job on both! Love the colors, and a little bling is always what the doctor ordered! heehee
    Hugs, Clare xo :)

  4. Both striking and utterly stunning x


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