Happy Monday, crafty friends! Brrrr, has it ever been frigid in my neck of the woods lately. The “polar vortex” has certainly visited us here in the heart of North Carolina this past week… much to the chagrin of me who is spending quite more time shivering and shaking outdoors than I’d wish with a puppy who is completely immune to the cold. Unfortunately, I’ve heard there’s much more of the same looming ahead as we close out January. Seems like the perfect time to share this winter-themed card project and tutorial that I had up on the Ranger Ink blog last month.
This snowy card was made with the Tim Holtz Paper Snowflakes die set by Sizzix, with a fun inlay die cutting technique backed by the pretty sparkle of Ranger glittered embossing powder. Now normally I am a neutral-loving gal, as many of you know by now. But there’s something about this bright color combo that just feels so perfect for winter. The blend of blue and purple Distress Oxide inks makes me think of an evening sky in the midst of a snowfall. And of course that touch of glittery sparkle feels like freshly fallen snow. Surely a combination that will chase away any winter blahs.
It’s not often that I shy away from patterned paper, but that’s just what I did with this card made solely from a mix of heavyweight white cardstock and watercolor cardstock that was inked, inked and spritzed, or simply embossed with tinsel powder. The only extra embellishment is the gilded rub-on sentiment.
The supplies I’ve used are linked below: