Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Sparkling Blues

Hi! Hope you are enjoying the holidays, and the preparations for your special times. Today I've got some new products to share, and two "virigin" stamps (you know, those images in your stash which have yet to see ink?)

 Impression Obsession creates such marvelous images and backgrounds. Originally this card was for their recent challenge to create a card without using designer papers. It didn't quite get done in a timely manner.

IO Cover-a-Card "Snowflakes" stamp was used in this background. Stamped with VersaMark Ink, it was embossed with Sparkle N Sprinkle's Americana and By the Lake embossing powders. Both have glitter in them, as well as the creamy richness of the Cosmic line.

Here is a closeup of the background image - the fine detail of the stamp shows up beautifully even without detail embossing powders!

The coverage is great with these stamps and the easy-to-use Mega Mount acrylic "block". Even hands like mine can achieve beautiful and complete coverage with only one try!

Also used was the IO Tree Collage image, stamped with Majestic Blue Versafine, and colored with the SNS's new Waterscape glitter.

Spellbinders Heritage ornament die cut the Tree Collage. The next larger die is covered with Navy ultra fine glitter from SNS.

The "Leaves and Vine" border punch is from Martha Stewart.


You know what they say... "Better late than never" with this card share!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamping hugs,


23 comments:

Shirley said...

Wow, Donna, this is lovely! That CAC with the Montagerie stamp in the ornament is beautiful! I really like the die cut border and the lace!!! You should be doing the IO challenges!!!

Shanna Shands said...

This is very beautiful! I love all the blue.

NanaConnie said...

Gorgeous, GORGEOUS, Donna!! Love that background stamp. You've worked miracles with the EP and glitters. Love the dark blue on the ornament. That's a real WOW! The whole thing is so incredible! Love the lace trim. If nobody else claims this one, you can mail it to my house. :-D

Shona Erlenborn said...

So, so pretty Donna! Another wonderful card - for the card box, too? Such a pretty background and great idea with the ornament frame.

Pat Garvin said...

What a WOW!! background. Gorgeous card.

Carolyn said...

LOVE love love your card.

Barbara said...

WOW, this is a beautiful card - I love blue..
TFS,
Barb S

Barbara Bruder said...

Donna, Your card is the essence of the holiday season. Reminds me of a frozen morning, with all the snowflakes.That ornament opening makes me think of a snowglobe with a window onto the scene of the tree.

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Beautiful and sparkly Donna! I bet it really sparkles in person! I agree with Barbara, it could be a scene right outside a northern winter window.. lol glad I don't have to go outside in that!

Gerlinde said...

Hi Donna! This card is beautiful! Blue is my favorite color! Love the lace, the sparkling ornament and the backgound!

Erika Taylor said...

Donna. The colors on this card are magnificent. I adore it

Thank you so much for stopping by and saying hello today. You made my day

Hugs
Erika

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

Such a goregeous card. Blue is a fav and you made a spectacular Christmas card with it. Too bad it didn't get into the challenge. But someone will get to enjoy it in person!
Cheesy

Donna Maligno said...

This took my breath away! Is there such a thing as too beautiful? If so, you've done it!

Karin said...

Well, better late than never with my visit right? LOL! Seriously
beautiful! So many lovely shades of blue and I love the ornament frame around the tree :)

Amanda R said...

You darn enabler you! This is absolutely stunningly gorgeous! Now I will need to get those powders and this stamp! Love it Donna, just love it!

Linda said...

Donna what a lovely card. I like the cool crisp blue. It reminds me of the winter and the snow falling softly on the pine trees at dusk.

Donna Maligno said...

Sigh! I just stopped by for another look. Don't mind me.

Shannon White said...

Wow! This is soo Beautiful! Love the Gorgeous colors and your Fabulous CAC BG too! Just Love the whole thing! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Shirley Deatcher said...

Your card is gorgeous ! I love the colours, layers and all the sparkle. I love that BG stamp, I have it too ! Cheers,

Brenda said...

What a gorgeous card!!! Love the blues and it's just so sparkly!!!

creativearts said...

Donna, this is the most beautiful card! I love IO stamps and you have really made these stamps sparkle! I also love your new heading on your blog and those gorgeous snowflakes!

Lana said...

Such a beautiful sparkly and pretty card Donna.
Hope you are all ready for Christmas and hope you have a wonderful time a fab healthy and prosperous 2012 xoxox

Pat Garvin said...

Gorgeous!!

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