Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Sparkly Pines

Hi Everyone!

We are back this week with another fabulous sketch over at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  I really think you should all head over and play along!  While there, you should also check out all of the fabulous creations of the rest of the Design Team - they are a pretty talented bunch!

Here is this week's sketch:

You know me, I took a few liberties with sketch...I hope Michelle doesn't mind!

I don't know if you all have had a chance to check out the fabulous technique and card that Cynthia Millan shared on her blog a few weeks back.  You can check out her technique video HERE.  I have been dying to try this technique using the Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder and to create my own version of Cynthia's card.  So here is my CASE of her card:

If you click on the third image, you can really see how fabulous the Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder is.  I simply took a Versamark ink pad and covered the entire white panel with it, covered it with the Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder and then used the heat tool.  And it turned out lovely.  The Early Espresso panel is embossed using the Woodgrain Embossing Folder which goes right along with the theme of this card, don't you think?  This is one of my most favourite cards I've made to date and was super fun to do.  Make sure you check out Cynthia's video above and try out this technique.

I will also be entering this card at the following challenges:

The theme for this week is HOLIDAY.  How fun!


Here is their inspiration photo for this week:

I really love all of the pine in these photos and knew my card would fit right in.  Isn't this a fantastic inspiration photo??

Finally, I'd like to take a moment to say thanks to the ladies over at Colour Me...! - my Subtle Thanks card I posted a couple of days ago was chosen by Julia for an honourable mention.  Yay!

Card Recipe:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Early Espresso
Stamp Sets: Ornamental Pine
Inks: Garden Green, Early Espresso, Versamark
Tools/Techniques: Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Sponging (using Early Espresso ink)

Thanks for dropping by, I'm so glad you did!


  1. That embossing powder is amazing and you really have made a stunning card with it. Thanks for joining us at ATSM and good luck with the DT

  2. Nice background embossing, and the ice embossing powder looks excellent! Thanks for joining us at ATSM! Goodluck with the DT call.

  3. The sparkle is absolutely beautiful - your festive card is just gorgeous. Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week. Good luck with the DT call!

  4. Lovely country hues!!! Such a great take on all of the challenges!!! Wonderful card!! Thanks for joining us at Stampin' Celebration!!!

  5. Such a beautiful card! The embossed background is genius! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM and good luck with the DT call xx

  6. What a beautiful card! Love the sparkle background! Thanks for playing along at Stampin' Celebration!

  7. This is a fabulous card Steph! Fits our inspiration photo perfectly. Thanks so much for joining us at Stampin' Celebration!

  8. Thanks for supporting the team! Gorgeous card!

  9. LoVE your card! I love me some sparkle! Thanks so much for joining us at Stampin' Celebration!

  10. So glad you joining in Stampin' Celebrations, - Dont forget it is now time to come vote for your favorite. You have 1 vote, and voting ends Sunday 9am Pst/12pm. Thanks for playing!!!

  11. Wonderful sparkly goodness! Thank you for joining us at the Stampin' Celebration challenge.

  12. I'm still catching up on all my comments and see that you haven't posted for a while. I do love this creation, Steph! I have pine bough and pine cones a plenty, but I simply had to have this beautiful set, too! I hope your Christmas was wonderful and I wish you all the best in the new year!! Hugs, Darnell