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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Snow in July

 Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge this week is to show a word. I wanted to cool things down as it is going to top over 100 degrees for us here today and decided to go with snowflakes and the word Joy! :)  If you had asked me when we were sitting in the middle of our blizzard this past winter if Joy was the word to describe it probably not!  Although there is something about those beautiful big flakes softly drifting down that does bring it's own Joy. (The kids and their snow days are feeling the Joy!)

I stamped the Snowflakes Everywhere (Class Act, Inc. Chapel Road Artstamps) background using Versamark on white cardstock.  The next step was to brush the oil pastels over the surface to pick up the teal blue color. The next step involved covering the surface with Versamark and heat embossing using the awesome Stampendous Kaleidoscope embossing powder.

I repeated the embossing process for the word Joy (Class Act, Inc. Chapel Road Artstamps) to create a sparkly banner.

The tulle was that lovely teal blue color. My DD Kaeli had a bunch of girlfriends over to decorate flip flops and she bought a rainbow of tulle. So expect to see much more tulle in the future in bright colors! :)

Hope your day is lovely and a little bit cooler!  I plan on plenty of inside air conditioning and pool time. :)

Thanks for stopping by..

Suzz

14 comments:

  1. Love the snowflakes! Beautiful holiday card, wonderful choice of colors! The added tulle looks lovely!

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  2. Beautiful card and what a great technique.

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  3. What a neat technique with the oil pastels, Suzz! It gives such a lovely effect!

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  4. Beautiful! Love all the snowflakes and tulle!

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  5. Aaaaah, I could go for some frosty snowflakes right now! (We're in the high 90s and humid, too.) Gorgeous card! Have a great weekend!

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  6. Beautiful wintery card I can almost feel the cold, love the use of the tulle.

    Marie

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  7. Cool technique and snowflakes. Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

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  8. I adore snowflakes and this card looks amazing! The sparkle really shows up well (I use the Kaleidoscope EP a lot!). Any chance you could send some of the heat our way? We have Sun, but no heat - back in cardigans today!

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  9. just wonderful Suzz. that colour scheme is perfect for the snowflakes

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  10. Beautiful card Suzanne! A real winter wonderland!

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  11. Love the snowflakes and that BG is fabulous too! Beautiful card!!

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  12. I love the stamp first of all, but the techniques you applied after stamping just bump this card up to gorgeous! Hugs!

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  13. that snowflake background is amazing. love the pretty teal color and how you created it. LOVE the layered tulle and snowflake flower is so beautiful, too! gorgeous card!

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