This week’s challenge at The Paper Players is a Tic Tac Toe Challenge. These are always so fun to choose which way to go.
For my Design Team Inspiration Card this week, I choose the Diagonal: Snowflake-Sparkle-Die Cut.
I had an idea in mind, but when I saw a card done by one of my favorite stamper/ cardmakers, Sharon White of Copy Cat Cards, I was totally blown away and completely inspired to create my version featured here (with her permission of course – gracious CAS’er that she is!)
This card combines Brusho Watercolor Crystals with embossing and stamping and die-cutting.
I started with Arches 140lb watercolor paper.
Using the StampinUp Festive Flurries Stamp Set, I randomly stamped a few snowflakes with VersaMark Ink and then heat embossed with Sparkle Embossing Powder.
I then taped the watercolor paper down, masking off the edges with painter’s tape and painted the paper with water. I then sprinkled Turquoise Brusho Crystals onto the paper and spritzed with some additional water before letting it thoroughly dry.
While that was drying, I stamped a festive flurry snowflake in turquoise on white card stock for the the first card and one in Versamark on Pacific Point Blue card stock for the second one and then heat embossedwith some more Sparkle Embossing Powder. Once dry, I die cut them with the matching Festive Flurry Die.
I then attached each to a card base, the first to Whisper White, and the second to Pacific Point. I used some different fun sparkly ribbon for each and added a snowflake embellishment to the center of the large snowflake.
I’m thinking these will make beautiful Hanukkah cards for a few dear friends!
Hope my stamping and paper crafting friends will join us this week for our Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge at The Paper Players.
Cheers & Hugs,