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I've been wanting to do something with my Kitchen Sink Stamps Snow Flurry set for the past couple of days, especially since we woke up Monday morning to find about 3+ inches of snow on the ground (and got another inch during the course of the day). I had plans to use the Layered Emboss Resist technique (which is Issue 17 from the Stampin' Mama Tutorial Program) and wanted to create something with blues and purples.
This is a technique that I created while playing around with glossy cardstock one day and the effects you can get with this technique are just eye popping!
I ended up using one more color than I normally do and was unsure as to how it would turn out. To be honest, for about 5 seconds, I was downright scared when I used the 5th color, but it all turned out beautifully and all is right in this Stampin' Mama's twisted stamping world.
I know I said that I would try to stay away from the blues for a while, but I just couldn't help myself. Hey, at least I added in a little purple to change things up a little. Yes, yes, I KNOW it's not that far off from blue, but it works for me and was the loop hole I needed.
The Snow Flurry set is a fun one to work with. I'm thinking it's going to be awesome to use in my scrapbooks. My daughter loves the snow and insists on making snow angels while waiting for the bus in the morning. And subsequently, her snow angels all have backpacks, too. I have quite a few pictures of her out in the snow that need to find their way into scrapbooks eventually and the small snowflake border will work really well as a page border.....or even to use to make frames around pictures or journaling blocks.
Once again, I dug into my hoarded supplies and used one of the metal snowflakes from Making Memories. What in the world is WRONG with me? I'm digging into those hoarded supplies more and more as time goes on. I think I might be turning a new leaf. Or finally growing up. Or something along those insane lines. Now just watch.....I may have used the hoarded snowflake charm, but I'll most likely just hoard the finished card because I won't be able to part with the snowflake.
Speaking of hoarded supplies, I also used some of the Silver Cord that Stampin' Up retired back in July of this year. I've been holding on to the last of it in my stash, not wanting to use it too fast. I decided to go all out today and actually wrapped the front of the card 3 TIMES!!! Woohoo! Look at me.....livin' on the edge! A snowflake charm AND my silver cord (3 times around, to boot)! I so wish that SU would bring the cord back. That's my wish for the new catalog (among a few other things). The elastic cord just isn't quite the same, although it IS nice for tags and such.
I had the fleeting thought to add Dazzling Diamonds glitter, but then thought better of it. I didn't want to go OVER the edge.