Thursday, 13 July 2017

Winter Wishes

I have another Christmas card to share today...featuring some stamps from a set by Hero Arts (called 'Winter Wishes') that I picked as part of a prize I won over at the Penny Black & More Challenge a little while ago. Inspired by the Less is More Challenge to use a non-white card base, I stamped the snowflakes and sentiment on to a teal card blank, using Versamark Ink, then heat embossed them using 'Sparkling Snow' embossing powder from WOW. Sadly, my heatgun died in the process of making this card...so if anyone has any recommendations for for a new one, please let me know!


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13 comments:

Aquarius said...

Very effective - shame about your heat gun. My preference is for the Ranger white one, looks vaguely like a hair dryer and isn't as 'fierce' as some of the others on the market so doesn't blow the powder everywhere.

Jane said...

A bit of a stunner! Love the bright turquoise basecard and the embossed snowflakes look amazing. One very gorgeous card! Shame about the heat gun, but I need to replace mine too so am also interested in recommendations. Thanks for linking up at AAA Cards.

Basslady said...

your card is so awesome!

thank you so much for playing along with us at Sparkles Monthly!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Trina P. said...

Beautiful! Love the sparkling white embossing on the vibrant teal card base. Sorry to hear about your heat tool, but at least you were able to complete your card before it did. Thank you for joining us at Less is More in collaboration with AAA Cards.

Karen Knott said...

Gorgeous card, love the teal and white combo looks very elegant :)
Hugs, Kaz x

Kathyk said...

Lovely make and a fabulous choice of base card colour too

Kathyk

Susan said...

What a terrific design. Love it! Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Sorry to hear about the demise of your heat gun! Mine is incredibly old... but I hear all good things about the Ranger heat tool. I love your card. Those lovely snowflakes look gorgeous on that awesome card base - love that shade of blue! Thanks so much for playing with us at Happy Little Stampers July Christmas Challenge!

Keti's Projects said...

This is lovely christmas card. I love embossing effect in silver. You're way ahead of me in Christmas making.

LucieGCards said...

Wow! This card is stunning! I love the colour combo you've chosen - it's so eye-catching! And well done with making such progress with your Christmas cards - what a great idea to have a counter for them on your blog! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

Ina G said...

Love cas card for Christmas. Nice choice of card stock for your every so lovely Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers this month.

Tracie Pond said...

Gorgeous snowflakes. This would make a wonderful mass production card for Christmas donation. Thank you for sharing with us at AAA Cards.

Sharon said...

Fabulous card Helen. The snowflakes are really elegant and the design is so classic. I bet the sparkling snow looks wonderful in real life. Shame about your heat gun. I have both the ranger white gun (use it for distress ink drying or very slow drying of EP) and I have pink Heat It Up for most of my heat embossing - I'd recommend either one. Thanks so much for popping this in at Less is More xx