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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Let it Snow

This is a card I did for the challenge over at Joan's Garden this week . It sure tested my patience, I think I spoiled 4 pieces of glossy c/s before I was happy with one. The challenge was to follow Selma's tech--snowy background ,use trees , a flourish and combination of colors. I used tumbled glass and faded jeans DI to create my BG by sponging on the tumbled glass first then stamped my images with Versamark dried with heat tool then sponged with faded jeans DI. I then went over the whole area with an embossing buddy before embossing the large tree with white embossing powder after I spritzed with a fine mist of water for a snowy effect.This was a great tech but I did have a little trouble with the misting (guess I was a little too heavy at first ). Stamps were from TH's mini holidays2 and SU lovely as a tree. The flourish is TH elegant flourishes which I cut and wrapped around the circle. Added some SU striped ribbon and snowflakes to complete my card. Entering this in

Joan's Garden challenge#8

Really Reasonable Ribbon Ramblings #35 Christmas Theme

Thanks for looking


Sharon said...

Wow Marilyn! I love the bright touch of red in the scallop and the red striped ribbon. Really catches your eye.
Some techniques can be frustrating to do.... you made a wonderful card by persisting with it.

Selma said...

Marilyn your card is gorgeous. I love the layout and you did a great job with the technique. Thank you for joining us in the challenge at Joan's Gardens.

Darlene said...

You did a BEAUTIFUL job on the technique!

Michelle said...

Gorgeous card Marilyn! Thanks for popping by my blog and leaving sweet comments. The outside edge punch on the white Lo is Wild Flowers by Martha Stewart...the smaller one around the photomat is also Martha Stewart ...its called Vintage floral. Hugs, Michelle

Joan Fricker said...

Marilyn, your persistance really paid off as your card is beautiful. Great job!

Thanks so much for joining us at Joan's Gardens for the weekly challenge. I love your card!


Joanna said...

Oh wow this came out great! I love that striped ribbon! thanks for playing wih us at Really Resonable Ribbon, good luck! :)

mommyof5kidz said...

This is beautiful! Love your ribbon! THank you for playing along with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!