Thursday, January 28, 2010

PPA27: A Theme Challenge

This week at Pals Paper Arts we are hosting a theme challenge: to use snowflakes!! I will admit that I had a hard time getting the creative ball rolling. We haven't had much of a winter here in Spokane (not that I am complaining- by any means!). Lucky for me, it has felt much more like March!

Here are some tips for my card:
  • I started with a Perfect Plum textured card base. I created my own texture pattern by punching some Jumbo snowflakes out of scrap paper and using Dotto removable adhesive to secure them how I wanted to the card. Next I ran everything through my big shot to dry emboss the snowflakes. This is the sandwich I came up with starting from the bottom: Multipurpose platform (tab 1), cutting pad, card stock (with snowflakes facing down), silicone rubber, texturz impressions pad, and finally an extra piece of card stock.
  • The rest of the card was pretty simple. I used the new Scallop Trim punch and coordinating corner punch to create a mat out of Brushed Silver.
  • One large snowflake and several smaller "snowflakes" were added. TIP: To create the small snowflakes-or stars...- I simply cut out just the center of the jumbo snowflake.
  • A little ribbon and some bling tie it all together.
Make sure you head over to Pals Paper Arts to play along, too!

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Stamps: Whimsical Words
Ink: Basic Black, Perfect Plum
Paper: Perfect Plum, Brushed Silver, Bashful Blue, Shimmery White
Accessories: Big Shot, SU Perfect Details Texturz Plate, Silicone Rubber, Texturz Impressions Pad, Jumbo Snowflake Punch, Scallop Trim Punch, Scallop Corner Punch, Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Circle Ice Rhinestone Brads, Shimmer Paint


Martha said...

What a great idea creating your own texturz plate. You are always coming up with something creative!

....Linda.... said...

Wow I didn't know about that embossing technique - thanks Carrie! Love these colors!

Carla Bazhenow said...

What a great technique... I love it and can't wait to try it. Love your card and the colors together. Hugs,

Mary Fish said...

Woo hoo . . . love the tip about using the center of the snowflake. Smart! Hugs, M

Patti MacLeith said...

WOWie, Carrie! I love how you made your own plate! And, how you enhanced your snowflakes with that little "cross" in the middle. Super!

Ann Schach said...

I love the colors you selected! And, thanks for sharing your technique!

Kris Kilcoyne said...

I've been tied up lately and haven't had much time to comment ... but wanted to stop by to say I LOVE your card. :)