Friday, December 10, 2010

And Another Stack is Finished

 Between making lentil soup, three batches of fondant (not the kind that goes on cake, the candy kind), and two loaves of bread, and between teaching and cleaning, I managed to find some time for ME. ;o)

I hit the studio at nap time (both girlies are sick so there is definitely a need for naps) and managed to knock out the snowmen.  Yay!

I tweaked the original just a bit.

Can you see the difference?

I popped the snowman up on dimensionals.  As I was painstakingly coloring and glittering each one (have I mentioned my studio is now coated in Dazzling Diamonds? You're shocked, I'm sure...) it came to me that these guys needed to be lifted off the embossing just a bit.  I'm thrilled with the results. :o)

I use a heavier weight paper when embossing using white.  I LOVE the SU! Whisper White paper for stamping on, but it's rather thin when it comes to embossing. I picked up some heavier stuff from PTI and I've been very pleased with it.

Of the designs I came up with this year, this one is Brien's favorite.  I think the non-traditional colors combined with the striking contrast of the Cherry Cobbler with Basic Black really does it for him.  He's typically a traditional kind of guy, but hey, this is one fun card! :o)



Kelli said...

LOVE! I just love embossing. I asked for a Big Shot for Christmas but was turned down...maybe one day. I love the pop too. I used dimensionals on one of my cards too. I'm glad you got some time in the studio!

Amy J said...

I LOVE your cards.