Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Posting early...or is it late?

Well, it is late here, but I'm posting this earlier than I was planning. That's what I was trying to say! :) I was planning on this being my Wednesday post, but I will be home most of the morning tomorrow so I will be sure to make some time to make some more cards. :)  Blogger is not being my friend tonight so I am going to keep this short before it shuts me down AGAIN!

I am entering this card in challenges at Black Tie Fridays, Hand-Stamped Sentiments and Dynamic Duos.
When I look at these challenges, they don't seem to go together much at all!  Funny how my card turned out and fits all of them though. :)

The masking that I did is reverse masking. I die cut the snowflakes and used the negative part for the mask. I then spritzed some of my homemade shimmer spritz in Cherry Cobbler and and Crumb Cake to get the darker snowflakes you see in the background.  I layered Sahara Sand snowflakes over it for a 3D effect.  For the button, I spritzed it with the Cherry Cobbler spritz, then covered it with Crystal Effects to keep the color from rubbing off. I then filled it with rhinestones and added more Crystal Effects to keep them in place.  I wish you could see it, but I also did reverse masking on the tag with just the Crumb Cake. It is very subtle and looks so much better in person!

I hate to do this but Blogger is not working for me tonight, so I will have to come back and post  my supply list tomorrow!  Sorry!


  1. I always love your cards! I love that u explain what you did. I need to be better about that :)

  2. This card is so appealing. I just love it. Thanks for participating in this Black Tie Fridays challenge.

  3. Genius button idea! I love the way that turned out. You did a great job mixing all the challenges. Thanks for playing along at Dynamic Duos this week!

  4. Great idea to combine the masking of the negative snowflakes with thr die-cut shapes! Love that button! Thanks for playing along with Dynamic Duos this week!

  5. I love your masking, but that button and the layers of the sentiment are genius. So happy you joined in playing with the Dynamic Duos AND Hand Stamped Sentiments!

  6. Great idea to color the buttons! I have to give that a try sometime soon! THose snowflakes really pop off of yur gorgeous card. Thank you so much for joining us this week at Dynamic Duos! :)

  7. Cool card! Great job with all 3 challenges! I like the masked snowflakes...I bet they really sparkle in person! Tanks for joining us this week at HSS!

  8. Beautiful color combo for snowflakes, very Christmasy! I love the rhinestone filled button, I can imagine how sparkly the finished card is. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments! Erika