Saturday, December 22

Winter Wishes

Its that time of year where card making is an essential part of  my creativity. from Christmas cards to simple winter wishes ... 6x6 paper pads, a stamp or two, spectrum markers and some embellishments a sweet way to brighten up someone's day! 

The Cutest Stamp by Little Darlings, colored using Spectrum Noir markers on La Blanche Specialty paper... a great texture and  feel.  The  snowman is  stickled with Frosted lace . Frosted Lace has no shine but a tad bit  of texture which gives Frosty that little extra depth and snow-like look. 
A little Snow Glitter on the  top hat and if you look at the  flowers, and the La La Land die cut fence a  little  more snow  glitter added. 

The snowflakes have been distressed with Vintage Distress Ink along with the 7 Dots Alphas and the  rose Die Cut flowers  ( tutorial below) . Star Dust Stickles was added to the snowflakes with the  ZVA pearls.  Star Dust has a  white shine to it  -which I prefer.  The  flowers were dipped in  Snow Glitter and  Star Dust Stickles  added to them as well .  The  Holly Flourish die was  cut only once  but  I used  bits and  pieces on the corners to add some interest and  Holly green stickles outlines the leaves. 

What  you need  :  
Toothpick/pliers/quill stylus 

Cut the  flowers and  distress heavily the beginning section of the  flower. This  gives the  rose a two tone effect and  you want the  inside of the  flower darker than the  other petals being  formed .   Distress the  edges lightly, again on both sides. 

Spray a  tiny  bit of water and  crumbled the circle rose and then carefully  reshape it  back. Spraying with  water, reacts to the distress ink and  softens the inking and the crumbling gives the  rose a more natural effect. 

 Use  your pliers. quill tool, toothpick and begin to wrap the  rose . When  done.  place on a flat  surface, shape it  to your liking and  then  glue. 

 Picture perfect two  toned  roses!