Winter Wishes

I made this card for my crafting friend Marilyn (Crafts & Beyond blog). We had lunch, exchanged our Christmas gifts & cards,  had a good hour and a half gab session ending with a warm brownie & chocolate sauce dessert, and a bit of shopping.  Living a couple of hours from each other, it's always good to get together! Marilyn, we are definitely long overdue for a crafting technique weekend.

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The base was made by spreading Ranger Texture Paste over the whole surface of a 4x6" stencil by Memory Box -"Snowflake Lace", and sprinkling some Stampendous Frantage Chunky Enamel White embossing powder over the wet paste. Once the paste was dried, I lightly heated the EP.  You  have to be careful aiming the heat gun - if heat stays too long on one spot, the paste will bubble. Actually, if I were to do this technique again, I wouldn't use as much EP as I lost a lot of the snowflake pattern. The effect reminds me of tiny hail balls.

The large snowflake is a wooden stamp I've had for at least 10 years. It's always good to give favourite stamps some love every now and then LOL!  I stamped with Versamark and embossed with Wow Metal Rhodium Sparkle powder. This stuff has so much shine...wish I could have captured it in the photo! Also added Star Dust Stickles glitter.  I put some frayed silver, wide mesh ribbon fibres, and loops of silver cording underneath the snowflake. The flower (from Micheal's) has Stickles Silver, Platinum and Star Dust glitter and a sparkly centre jewel embellishment.

The little tag is a Spellbinders die, and words cut from glitzy silver Stampin'Up! paper are Tim Holtz Holiday Word Script dies.  The blue jingle bells music paper was spritzed all over with TH Picket Fence Distress Spray.

We are going to a Christmas party tomorrow night, and Pancake & Sausage Breakfast with Santa on Saturday morning with our daughter , her husband and  3 year old grandson. This is an annual fund-raiser for the local Help Line. Then the high school band Christmas Concert is on Sunday afternoon. Our daughter was in the band, Honour Choir and Jazz Choir all through middle school & high school. Of course, it was a "given" that we attend the concerts. We no longer know any of the kids, but we always appreciate and enjoy listening to holiday music they have spent many hours practicing.  'Tis the Season!  (busy, busy busy.....)

Thanks for popping in to read my blog, and have a great weekend.

Dec. 3, 2015

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ABC Challenge  - W is for Wishes

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  1. Sharon this is such a gorgeous card thank you for sharing it on your blog . It's sitting on my mantel right now so I can admire it everyday . Really enjoyed our lunch too and exchange of our gifts always so much to talk about . Enjoy you activities this weekend .

  2. Gorgeous card love the design. Thanks for joining us at ABC, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

  3. Wow Sharon, this is just gorgeous!! I am totally in love with the colour palette and this one, and everything is just so frosty and icy...brrrrr! LOVE LOVE LOVE!! hugs :)

  4. Beautiful card, Sharon! I love the sparkly silver look of it. Sounds like you and Marilyn had a wonderful time. Enjoy your holiday activities this weekend. I just got back from a quick two-day trip to Cape May, NJ, to enjoy their Christmas festivities.

  5. This is gorgeous and I loved reading how it all came together - you make me want to head to my studio and get busy! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Frilly and Funkie!

  6. I bet Marilyn was thrilled to receive this! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x