Monday, January 16, 2017

The Magic of Winter - H2H Cold Days Warm Heart

For the month of January this week's Heart2Heart Challenge is "Cold Days, Warm Heart." 

Please join this week's challenge AND you have all month to create to be eligible for recognition as a Top 10 for January Challenges. For other inspirations please hop on by to see all the DT members and participant creations. 

Looking back when we lived in the Southtowns or Snow Belt of Buffalo, New York many times we watched from our windows the snowflakes falling from the sky...though the weather was cold it was a warm fuzzy feeling inside...the magic of Winter. 

Experimented with a couple of different embossing folders and techniques for coloring, but chose this as my final.  My other experiments won't go unused...just a head start for my 2017 Christmas Card stash.  

Dry embossed the background, sponged on Glacier (sounds cold) ink, heat embossed with clear embossing powder and layered on Glacier cardstock.  The sentiment focal point was a die cut from Cricut Design Space, using variety of cardstock...Glacier for the frame, White Daisy for the snowflakes, and a white glitter paper for the Sentiment.  After assembled added Wink of Stella to the frame and snowflakes.     

One of my favorite stamps were used for the inside of the card and stamped with Glacier Ink.  

Also submitted to the following Challenges
Happy Little Stampers "Christmas"
Bitten By the Bug "Snow Much Fun"
Crafty Hazelnut's "Christmas Anything Goes"  without Twist 
Die Cuttin Divas Challenge #300 Silver and Blue

CTMH Products Unless Otherwise Specified:  
     Glacier and White Daisy 
     Silver Glitter Paper
Cricut Design Space 
     Winter Wonderland - The Magic of Christmas #M46079 
Embossing Folder 
Stamp Set 
     C1506 Flakey Friends 
     Ranger - Clear Embossing Powder 
     Zig - Wink of Stella 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 



Melanie R said...

This is a very beautiful card, Sue! Impeccably made, as always.

Jane said...

Superb embossing and I love the icy colours. Thanks for playing along at HLS Christmas Challenge.

Susan Edwards said...

Wow, Sue this is stunning!!! I love the embossing and the Glacier glaze are AMAZING. Burrrr. Love the Cricut cut sentiment - perfect for your fabulous background. I love how it all comes together. Thank you for joining us at BBTB2 for our Snow Fun challenge this week.
xx Susan

Caroline said...

You did such a fabulous job on this card!! I love what you did with this embossing folder..gorgeous! The sentiment looks beautiful on this background. Love the colors. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

moknowsall said...

Love that embossed background - wish I had that folder. You picked a great saying (one I have used several times) for the front as well. Very pretty --- thanks for joining our challenge at BBTB2 - stay warm

Scrapping Girl said...

Gorgeous-love the color scheme and the the diet sentiment! Glad you joined us this week at BBTB2!

Unknown said...

So pretty! Love the background! Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin Divas this Week!

Glenda said...

Pretty! Love the embossing and Winter Wonderland cartridge! Thanks for sharing with us at Die Cuttin Divas!

Glenda's Cards

Gerda said...

This card is gorgeous!! Love the embossing!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

L.B. said...

Very cute card. Thanks for joining us at DCD

Lisa said...

Ooohhhhh! Love what you did here and how you used that embossing folder! Gorgeous!

Georgiana said...

Love that background! Thank you for joining our “Blue and Silver Photo Inspiration” Challenge this week at Die Cuttin’ Divas.

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Marie Bingaman said...

Brrrrr! What a frosty looking card! I love it! Thanks for sharing this frosty card with us at CHNC Extra! :)

~Marie B -DT

BożenA said...

Very beautiful card. Thank you for sharing with us in the HLS. Good luck!

Alyson Mayo said...

Love the way you inked and then embossed the raised image - it gives it so much additional depth (and I bet that's even more evident in person than in the photo...)
Everything about this card says "brrr" - It's "Brrr-iffic"!

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