PEP tangles - my Zentangle Inspired Art blog

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Snowflake Blue

Christmas Trees & Snowflakes are images that I associate with winter - probably something to do with my first 6 Christmases which were spent in Sweden; those that I remember involved skiing through the pine forests on my own small skiis. I don't remember skiing after we moved to the UK in 1967 although both my brother & Father liked nothing more than to set off for Austria to ski during the Easter Holidays.

Edited 22 Dec
I have uploaded all the photos again as the first set were not clickable for enlarging.


front of card
close-up showing dimension of
snowflakes & heat embossed tree 
close-up showing sparkle & dimension of heat
embossed snowflake background
close-up showing detail & sparkle of heat
embossed tree
close-up showing detail of tree & dimension achieved
by using 2mm foam pads for mounting 
inside of card
close-up to show paper piercing
of message panel
Recipe
Stamps Chocolate Baroque UDLSP0304 Christmas Decorations (tree) & UA6SP0267 Winter Wonderland (snowflake patterns).
Inks VersaMark watermark stamp pad with Stampendous Winter Wonderland Embossing Powder, Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink (distressing some cardstock & paper edges).
Cardstock an assortment of blues & whites plus patterned in various finishes from stash.
Punches, Dies EK Success (Iron Eagle corner), Xcut (snowflake corner - the small snowflakes are the waste from the corner), Woodware (circle); Spellbinders Shapeabitlities Sprightly Sprockets; 
The ribbon & snowflake sequins are from stash.

Challenges Entered
Everybody Art Challenge 173 - Anything Goes
Joanna Sheen Challenge 1 - Christmas Wishes

10 comments:

Aquarius said...

Very seasonal and that tree is so dimensional - love the blue and white theme

Lorraine said...

Hi sweetie this card is so beautiful i love the stamp ive not seen that one and it looks beautiful embossed also the corner punch is delish i really love it,and of course i love the inside of your card too the snowflakes are beautiful and i love how you always decorate the inside of your cards and i feel so lucky to have a few of your originals too
take care
Lorraine xx

GinaA said...

This is a beautiful card, I love blue and use it for everything I can. Your embossing is superb, and it is so well executed. Fabulous.

Donalda said...

Hon this is just gorgeous !!!! I so love all the embossing you have on your card dear. Such beautiful colors dear. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas dear.

craftimamma said...

I love all the shades of blue and the embossing on this lovely card Paula. CB have some of the best Christmas trees in their catalogue don't they. The decorated inside is such a beautiful finishing touch.

Have a wonderful Christmas Paula and I wish you a happy and peaceful New Year.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Deborah Frings said...

Such an elegant and cool card! I do like the blues and beautifully embossed tree, and I love the way you've decorated the inside too - really lovely!

Paula said...

Another lovely card!!!

Thanks for joining us at the Joanna Sheen Challenge!!!

Paula DT :D x

http://paulaholifieldcrafts.blogspot.com/

xxxtglxxx said...

Hi Paula :)

This is a really stunning example of heat embossing at its best! So much texture, sparkle and dramatic effect. Love the tree, its utterly stunning!

Hope you got my card, and I just wanted to wish both of you a really wonderful christmas,

big hugs

xxalisonxx

saturated canary said...

So gorgeous and classic. Love your clean, simple style. All your projects seem so thoughtfully put together. Purposeful.

Hope you have a lovely Christmas and a safe, warm winter! Sending hugs across the ocean to you:)...

God bless!

Pink Dandelion said...

Beautiful card Paula, it looks so elegant and your embossing is fabulous. Debs xx