Friday, 7 November 2008

PTW simply sparkling/PB: 'winter wonderland'

PTW theme this week is 'simply sparkling' which I think fits this card to a T. I've had this stamp for a while now (fell in love with it as soon as I saw it) and finally had to have a play after seeing it used in a craft mag this month. Oh, just realised I can enter it into this week's Penny Black challenge too, as it's one of their stamps so I've managed to enter, yeah - it's been a while!

It's a bit rough round the edges but I quite like that way! Really must crank up the christmas card production now, especially some less cute ones for my family, friends & neighbours who may not appeciate the finer details of faceless magnolias and the like :D!


  • Images: tree is 'Fantasy' from Penny Black. Sentiment from studio g's 99p mini stamp sets
  • Colouring: none! I stamped tree with versamark then heat embossed with white embossing powder. Used a cut out oval frame to mask the edges of the card then swiped black and teal ink over the tree. The tree will dissappear but buff with kitchen towel and it will reappear. Remove mask. Winter wonderland stamped in versamark then covered part in white embossing powder and part in black embossing powder (steady hand needed for this bit!) before heat setting.
  • DP: just scrap from box plus black glitter card to mat.
  • Others: Silver fence cut with my Martha stewart punch and added some lace under it. Lots and lots of self adhesive gems in the tree and a couple top left. Doodled white stitching around card edge to balance out the white in the card.


Zarah said...


ink'n'rubba said...

what a fabulous tree and love all the sparkly gems you added. hugs, annie x

Heather "Hev" said...

I am just sitting here trying to get over how simply stunning this card is!!


Mrs Wonka said...

This is just Wowser with a capital WOW. I always think cute when I think PB but this is stunning

Mrs W x

Rach said...

wow Fran this is just stunning,
just love that image. you have done a fabulous job with it. Hugs rachxx

Diane.W. said...

This is gorgeous! :o)x

Kath said...

gorgeous card Frances for the challenge and love your gorgeous bling tree...know what you mean about not enough time...pity us crafters buy some extra...hope to see you again and thanks for joining us this week at PBSc

Sharon said...

Wow Fran, tis card is stunning. I love the way you've used the embossing powders especially the winter wonderland wording.
Sharon :-)x

Vicky said...

This is stunning Fran. Love this stamp! What a fantastic card!
Hugs, Vicky x

Beth said...

Wow! This is a beautiful card! I love the stamp and the little baubles on it! Thanks for joining in this week! xx

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours and the gems you've used on the tree. Love how we have the same taste in stamps.

steph said...

Gorgeous card Fran! That tree is fab! Thanks for joining us for the PTW challenge! x

Kim said...

What a stunning card! this is gorgeous!
Hugs~ Kim

E.T said...

totally gorgeous!

Hugs from Pakistan!

Shary said...

It looks really effective and the colour is gorgeous.


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