Monday, January 13, 2014

{SS} #152: Winter Blues

Good morning my sweet friends.
Thanks for stopping by today.
How quickly are these days flying...It's already Tuesday!!
So today at SweetStamps, it's time for another wonderful challenge.
This weeks theme is:
For my card today, I know that I wanted to do blue and white!!
So I turned to my stamps, inks and paper to do the creating for me.
I cut a piece of watercolor paper and rubbed the Inka Gold all over it.  I found out that if I used a baby wipe, it spreads the colors more evenly.  Just don't rub too hard or your paper will start to peel.
I then stamped my snowflake with white dye ink and embossed with white embossing powder.
I distressed the edges and rubbed a little of Inka Gold Silver around the edges.  I know it's not really noticeable in the picture, but the Inka Gold is really shimmery.  My cardstock is also has a slight shimmer to it as well. It is really more impressive in person. 
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Next week's challenge #153 is:
Anything Goes
Our monthly challenge, can be found HERE
Theme is:
Easel Card
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Craft It Up & Link It Up: Winter



  1. Ohh la la! I love Inka Gold paints- bet the shimmer IRL is amazing! Beautifully done!

  2. Love your card love the use of the inka!

  3. Love how bold your card is and I like the rough edges!

  4. Isn't that inka so fun? I went too rough and started peeling the paper back, thanks for the baby wipe tip! Love this design Calypso…gorgeous and BLUE!

  5. Very nice card, I like that big snowflake against the blue.

  6. What a huge fabulous snowflake! So stunning! Thanks for joining in the Sketch Saturday Challenge this week.

    Hugs, Vannessa
    Sketch Saturday DT

  7. VERY pretty card! I love the distress look of the blue!!!

    Thanks for linking up with Craftin' Desert Divas!

    Jessica DT Member

  8. Love the simple design of the white snowflake on the blue background and the distressed edges. Beautiful!!