Saturday, December 3, 2011

A New Challenge at Kraftin' Kimmies!

Hey, all!  Guess what?  I'm up super late, or super early, depending on how you look at it, and it is SNOWING in Albuquerque.  Better look quick, because it will be gone in the blink of an eye once the sun makes an appearance.  I guess we'll just have to enjoy it while we can ;D

Speaking of snow, my card today features a bit of the white stuff on it, as well.  Before I get to that, let me start by saying that this card is for the new Kraftin' Kimmie challenge and the theme is to Use Dry or Heat Embossing.  Diana Pickering is hosting this week and she has used Takara on her card, which means that image is the prize for this go round.  You have a week to join the fun, just be sure to include some sort of embossing on your card.

My card features Eva.  Isn't she fun!  I opted for a bit of dry embossing using the TH snowflake texture fade and then I sanded off some of the color to better expose the flakes.  Designer Papers with a white core are perfect for this technique.  A few Copic dots and a bit of embellishment using Liquid Pearls makes it appear that it's snowing,!

Visit the shop and pick up some images and be sure to also stop by the blog where you'll find a number of fabulous stamps at a deep discount as part of the Frugal Friday Special.  You'll also want to see what beautiful cards the DT created for the embossing challenge.  By the way, this is my first official post as one of December's Krafty Guest Designers.  So happy!

What are you waiting for?  Break out that heat gun or embossing folder and get to stamping ;D

Copics used:
skin - E11, E02, E00, E000, R20
hair - E49, E37, E35, E31, E50
jeans - B97, B95, B93
sweater and red details - R59, R29, R22
boots and gray details - C7, C5, C3
blue green details - BG18, BG15, BG13, BG10
dots - B91, B000, B0000       


  1. Beautiful card, great colours you used and this is such a sweet image.

  2. wowza! your card is just amazing! I love the snow and the dry embossing! just perfect

  3. This is FAB U the colored image of course and all your added detail is perfect...tfs

  4. As soon as I saw your card I knew I HAD to get Eva so hopefully she will be arriving on my doorstep soon! I love this card Cheryl, I just sat and stared at it for awhile to make me happy! Now I need to go and color something!

  5. WOW GIRL!! Your colouring blows me away!!! Stunning! And your embossing is gorgeous as well:)

  6. great and beautiful card cheryl.

    greetings karin

  7. Those embossed snowflakes are the perfect BG for this adorable image! This is a beautiful card!
    Hugs, Mom

  8. Gorgeous card!! You coloring is absolutely beautiful!
    hugs Yvonne

  9. Great card (as usual) - I don't have any stamps from Craftin' Kimmie myself so I'll just come here and admire yours and hope we get them to Sweden soon!

    Charlotta / La Vikinga

  10. Beautiful Card and I love your coloring!!! Hope you have a wonderful rest of the weekend!!!

  11. Oooh, gorgeous card! Why can't I look that glamorous when I'm shovelling snow? Or any other time, for that matter!!

    Nicki, xx

  12. Fabulous card with your usual great coloring. I do love that big bejeweled snowflake and am so stealing that idea!

  13. I love this card Cheryl!! Your snow on the image is fantastic!!

  14. Such a fabulous card and a brilliant idea to sand off some of the background paper to expose the embossing more! Love that! :D

  15. LOVE this card, and she is soooo sassy!! LOL! Gorgeous coloring and you've really made it look like it was snowing for her!! Awesome work, Cheryl!!!
    hugs, Sharon

  16. I love the gorgeous dry embossed snowflakes, what a brilliant technique. Absolutely smashing card. Lee xx


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