Monday, February 28, 2022

Snowflake Joy

Hi there.  I'm so glad you stopped by!

My apologies to those of you who are sick of snow.

I was inspired by this card by Vicky Papaioannou.

I used a 3D embossing folder to emboss the snowflakes on kraft cardstock.
I found that I was way too messy dragging an ink pad over the embossing or even
using a sponge dauber.  So I used a cotton swab dipped in white pigment ink and daubbed
on the raised portions.

I added some die cuts over top and it was done.

Unfortunately it took several tries to get a good photo! Grrr!

Christmas Kickstart - Sentiment Takes Center Stage
Peace on Earth - ATG Christmas
Rudolph Challenge - ATG Christmas
Edited to add:
Can You Handle the Pressure - Anything embossed. (Thanks for the reminder, D & D.)


Card Recipe
Ink:   Whisper White
Paper:   Kraft, Real Red, Neenah Solar White
Other:  Winter Snowflakes EF (SZ), Abundant Joy Die (Greetery), Stitched Alpiine Snowflakes Dies (PS)


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JoAnn said...

Love your kraft and red color combo on your pretty card. The Joy looks great in red & white over the embossed snowflakes. TFS

I Card Everyone said...

So pretty, Bonnie! Never apologize for 'paper snow' as we don't have to shovel that or put mittens on to open it!
A gorgeous way to highlight that gorgeous embossing!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

This is beautiful, love the white and red and Kraft.
Faith x

Marcia Hill said...

I love white on kraft and your snowflakes look AMAZING Bonnie, and as long as they're on paper I don't mind them at all! (In real life, not so ready for Spring!!) I'm loving the pop of red in your JOY sentiment too! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! Hugs. :0)

Whisper said...

Oooo what a stunner and thanks for joining us at Rudolph Days Challenge this month, Luv Sam x

Brenda in IN said...

This is so pretty. White on kraft is such a beautiful look and the snowflakes really pop on this card. I agree that swiping the ink pad is messy for me too. I always get ink on the flat panel so I will try a cotton swab. Thanks for the "tip". The embossed sentiment is gorgeous.

Brenda said...

Oh my word Bonnie, this card is just gorgeous! I always love kraft, white and red for a Christmas card, but this just is really gorgeous. Loving that embossing folder, the snowflakes and that gorgeous joy die! Hugs, Brenda

Tina Z. said...

wow, this is so beautiful, I love kraft.

Linby said...

It looks fabulous and a great tip about getting the snowflakes white too.

Cat Craig said...

What a great idea on the swab. Love this snowy kraft card with the bold red joy. Fab.

Sandy said...

White decorations on Kraft Paper always makes me think of gingerbread! Love the red accent color on the "Joy".
sandy xx

Susan said...

I'm never sick of seeing snow on cards (but was pretty ticked off when we had an unexpected snowfall last week here in Vancouver!). Love the white on kraft and also that fabulous sentiment die.

Jenny L said...

Hi Bonnie,
Happy Rudolf Days.
I love this wonderful card and your super 3d embossing folder used it's gorgeous.
Looks fab with the white highlighting it and such a great idea to use the pigment ink.
Love that Joy Sentiment and die cut that is very unusual.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Leslie Miller said...

Your snow looks fabulous, Bonnie, and I can't be sick of it because we've had none yet this year. You never know... the Ides of March and all. Your card fits the two challenges beautifully. Love that big sentiment and the one die cut and layered snowflake.

oldpunca said...

This card is perfect, Bonnie. I like how you have dipped with white on the raised parts. The die cut snowflake and the sentiment are wonderfully added to the dry embossed background.

Nstiz said...

Beautiful card, Bonnie! And I bow to you for being able to get the white on those embossed snowflakes without a mess in the background . I did read you did it with a swab- smart thinking. The overall effect is fantastic. I never think to work on kraft but love how that looks.

Lisa Elton said...

I'm tired of snow but not the paper kind! What a pretty embossing folder. This is terrific!

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Bonnie, I love the card. Such a gorgeous effect with the white on Kraft ♥

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Such a beautiful card Bonnie, I love the dusting of white that you've put across the snowflakes.

Sue xx

Diane said...

Bonnie, your snowflake card is gorgeous! thank you for joining our challenge at Peace on Earth and you should enter it in our embossing folder challenge at Can You Handle The Pressure! {Can You Handle The Pressure}
Diane POE DT {Nellies Nest}
{Peace On Earth}

Darlene said...

LOL ... yep I'm sick of snow! But I'm inspired by the beauty of your creation so 'keep em coming!' LOL Beautifully done my friend and as Diane said, please come share it with us over on our new CAN YOU HANDLE THE PRESSURE BLOG! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Peace On Earth Christmas challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support!!


Mac Mable said...

Eye catching technique on the beautiful 3D embossing folder and what a striking card Bonnie x.

Loll said...

Lovely card Bonnie. And another great way to use kraft and white together. Adding the ink sounds a bit tedious, but you have done a fabulous job and the raised design is so pretty tipped with white. xx

Trina P. said...

Splendid snowflake card. Kraft, white and a pop of red is a classic beautiful colour combo. Great job colouring the raised embossed areas with a cotton swab.

Pat said...

Kraft with red and white is a colour combination which I always love at Christmas and this looks fabulous with the dry embossing and white inking and the added white die cut snowflake and red and white die cut sentiment look wonderful over the top Bonnie. x

TK said...

Kraft and white are amazing, but your pop of red is a perfect compliment!

Diane said...

Thank you for entering your beautiful card into our challenge at Can You Handle The Pressure!
Diane CYHTP DT {Nellies Nest}
{Can You Handle The Pressure}

Bobby said...

The white snowflakes on kraft are just as lovely as the real thing and much warmer, Bonnie. Some designers make rubbing a pad across the embossing look easy but I'm not convinced. I love the touch of red with the sentiment shadow.

Jen W. said...

I love that sentiment die and the red and white against the kraft is gorgeous. Thanks for playing along with the Christmas Kickstart Challenge!

Darlene said...

YAY! So nice to see this beauty again! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at Can You Handle The Pressure … we appreciate your support and hope to see you again next challenge!

Kathy Krug said...

Beautiful design. Thanks for the tip on applying the white ink, and thanks so much for joining us at Peace on Earth Challenge Blog. We hope to see more of your Christmas delights.

Vickie Y said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us at CYHTP Embossing Folder Challenge.

scrappymo! said...

This is such a pretty card, Bonnie. Love the way you colorized the embossed background!

Thanks for taking part in the Rudolph Days Challenge.

nancy littrell said...

Oh my..Love your dry embossed background with the sponged white eb ink. The texture is so beautiful. The JOY die cut sentiment is a wonderful addition to your beautiful card, mf. TFS Love and Hugs..Nancy