Sunday, October 01, 2006

Lovin' Frosty!

I had a fun morning! Got to try out my new Frosty set. I must say that I am in love! Did 3 cards this morning using Frosty. And I also finally tested out my Crystal Effects...what fun. Although, the last card I did was kinda of a disaster. Oh well, that's why we 'play', right? I think the reason I love Frosty so much is that I get to color him in. I love to color! I also tested out some new card dimensions too. Although, I would have to make my own envelopes too. Oh well, like I said...just 'playing'. Okay so here they are...

This is done using Sahara Sand, Bravo Burgundy, and Handsome Hunter. The card is 5 1/2 X 5 1/2. I used Crystal Effects on the snowflake points. I also embossed the saying on vellum with some 'Irridecent Ice' type embossing powder from Michael's. I am quite happy with this one. Although, I think the next one will be a bit smaller and I will use some Iridecent Ice on the snowflakes too.

Here is Frosty! This one is done using Bravo Burgundy, Always Artichoke and Shimmery White. I LOVE the Shimmery White paper. Just found it recently and I am in love! This card is cut to 4 1/4 X 4 1/4. The background snowflakes are inked in White and then embossed with Crystal Clear embossing powder. Frosty is embossed with 'Irridecent Ice' type embossing powder then colored in. I used black eyelets on the buttons. Then I paper pierced the edge around frosty on the Always Artichoke and stamped 'winter fun' around the corner.

Here is Frosty #2. This one is cut to 4 1/4 X 4 1/4 as well. This one was done using Rose Red, Handsome Hunter and Shimmery White. The snowflakes are stamped in white with 'Irridecent Ice' type embossing powder. Frosty is stamped in Black and embossed with Crystal Clear embossing powder then colored. The corners were trimmed with some decal scissors from Michaels.

Okay so here is the crappy one. This one was cut to 3 X 3. I used Very Vanilla, Bravo Burgundy and Handsome Hunter. The stamp set used was Ornamassortment from the new SU Holiday Mini. The saying was stamped on vellum with Handsome Hunter and then embossed with 'Irridecent Ice' type embossing powder(I will try and find out the name of this stuff). Now I was happy with this card until I started to play around with the Crystal Effects. First I just did an outline of the lines on the ornament. Then I had a brilliant idea to outline the whole ornament. Well I just ended up with big globs. So then I decided to just cover the whole ornament using a mini paintbrush. By the time I had decided to do this it already started to dry. Lets just say thank goodness the picture is not all that can't really tell how much of a disaster it really is ;0) Oh well...I still had lots of fun creating today. I am thinking that the first three may end up being some of the Christmas cards that I send out this year. So those of you who get Christmas cards from me? I hope you like these cause you may end up with one ;0)
Thanks for lookin'

1 comment:

Cindy Keery said...

Great cards, Tracy! I love the first one especially.

In reply to your question on my blog, I did use the color spritzer. I like the effect, but I have to be careful not to over do it, and not to hold it too close to the card stock. It's nice to have another use for my expensive markers.