Thursday, January 1, 2015

Paper Sweeties January Inspiration Challenge #27 - 'Winter Wishes'

Happy New Year!
I cannot believe it is now 2015!!!

And since it is the first of the month, that means a new 
Inspiration Challenge here at Paper Sweeties!

What a fabulous inspiration photo! 
The snowflakes and the colors are what inspired me with this card.

I decided to use several different stamp sets on this card.  Because this is a Winter Wishes theme, I decided to use snowflakes. I die cut a large heart with white card stock. I stamped the heart with the larger snowflake from the set Holly Days with Versamark Ink and heat set it with Sand embossing powder. Next I used the smaller snowflake from this set, and heat embossed with silver.  The dots are from the Snow Time stamp set, and they were heat embossed in black .
I  applied Pumice Stone Distress ink onto my craft pad, spritzed with water and dabbed the embossed heart into it. All of the embossed areas resisted the Distress ink. I stamped the sentiment on Vellum paper and heat embossed with black. The sentiment is from the retired Paper Sweeties Snowman/Winter stamp set.
I stamped some hearts from the Be Happy stamp set with silver ink in the corners. I decided to fran-tage the other corners. I added some sequins and then mounted everything on a Black glitter  panel.
This card is very shiny IRL which I thought was appropriate for celebrating the new year!!

Now please go visit my Paper Sweeties Teamies!
And welcome our newest teamie...Jill Norwood!
She is totally awesome!
You will be totally inspired!

              Snow Time (Paper Sweeties)
              Be Happy (Paper Sweeties)
               Snowman/Winter (Retired Paper Sweeties)
Ink: Versamark
Paper: Neenah Solar White
Die: Heart (Spellbinders)
Embossing Powder: Sand(Zing), Black (SU), Silver (Ranger), Aged Silver (Ranger)


Anonymous said...

Gorgeous Mackie!!! LOVE the splatters!! Happy New Years!!

Maria said...

Gorgeous background! Beautiful snowflakes, too! Happy New Year to you and family!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is beautiful! LOVING the splatters and the heart!!!!

Brenda said...

Oh my this is a beautiful card Mackie! I love the color combo from the inspiration photo and I love the shimmer and shine to this card. Happy New Year! Hugs, Brenda

Jill Norwood said...

Mackie I love this card so much!!!! You always inspire me!!!! What a perfect card for the new year!!!! Thanks for the shout out my dear!!! And Happy New Year!!!

Debbie said...

This card is AMAZING ... WOW! So much detail and so many gorgeous techniques!!!!

Lisa Elton said...

Beautifully done Mackie, love the depth!! Happy New Year!

Michelle Bala said...

Amazing detail, Mackie! I love the splatter technique!

Mynn xx said...

Mackie, this is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! TOTALLY in love with the beautiful grungy feel! HUGS and happy new year! :) Mynn xx

Monika/Buzsy said...

Happy New Year Mackie. Love the collage look of this card along with the oh, so popular metallic colors. Fantastic design.

Mona Pendleton said...

So beautiful Mackie! Love the artsy vibe! The splashes of ink look fantastic! Happy New Year to you and your family!

Tracy said...

Oh wow! Such fantastic texture! You just want to run your fingers across it. Beautifully done!

Larissa Heskett said...

BEYOND BEAUTIFUL Mackie!! ;) I LOVE the design and the sentiment you used!! ;) Makes me SMILE!! ;) THANKS for sharing and sorry this is such a late comment, but I have been sick!! :( Have a Fabulous Weekend!! ;)