I must be sick! I actually got the Jingle Belles challenge done on the day it came out, whoa!(even though I'm just posting it today). This week the challenge is a photo inspiration challenge and it comes from Amanda of Crafty Paper Girl, and I have to admit that once again I was a bit nervous with this challenge, as the photo is a bit soft and feminine ...the complete opposite of me, LOL!
I decided to use the purple in the photo as inspiration, as well as the snowflakes in the top right corner. The purple was hard for me because I am not a fan of that color at all, but I have plenty of friends who adore purple that I can send this card too, so its all good. For the background I used a technique called 'Magic Snowflake', and its super easy...take a piece of glossy cardstock and with white craft ink stamp your image. Cover image with white embossing power and heat emboss. Then take 2 bottles of re-inker and drop some color on a cotton ball dipped in rubbing alcohol. The colors will combine as you pat the cotton ball across the cardstock and will completely cover your embossed images. After you're done putting the color on grab your heat gun and use it to blow the color off your image...it disappears and you're left with your image standing out against the colored background. Super easy and I just love the look thats left!.
Stamps: The Snowflake Spot
Paper: Perfect Plum, Not Quite Navy, Glossy White, Whisper White
Ink: Whisper White Craft Ink, Perfect Plum, Vintage Violet, Cool Caribbean
Accessories: White Embossing Power, Rubbing Alcohol, Button, Rhinestone Brad, Elegant Eggplant Ribbon, dimensionals