Thursday, September 17, 2009

Ice Ice Baby

Are you ready to play at PPA? This weeks challenge, PPA8, is to KISS - Keep It Simple, Sweetie. Lately, I am finding it more difficult to find the time to sit in my craft room and get in a zone. So I've been a little less than impressed by some of my more recent simple cards, BUT this one I really like. And it is SO pretty in person with all the sparkle, true holiday card. And as many of you know, I love my 'Ice':) I hope you enjoy this simple kreation as much as I do.

* Standard card base of Handsome Hunter

* My pine cones from Autumn Days, are inked up with my SU Markers in Handsome Hunter, Choc Chip and Close to Cocoa - given a huff of breath to remoisten the ink and stamped onto Very Vanilla. I am able to eyeball things pretty well and was able to stamp the pine cones again and 'connect' my branches. The Stamp-a-mi-jig is a great tool to use if you want precision and aren't so good at eyeballing things. It will be well worth your investment.

* Merry Christmas, from the All Holidays set, is inked in Handsome Hunter.

* The beauty of this card came after pouncing my VersaMark pad directly onto Very Vanilla and then covering it with Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder and using the Heat Tool, setting a stunning sparkle over the entire card. I think the angle of this photo may show a bit more of the sparkle TIP: This step could be eliminated an still be a pretty card with once less step

* A tiny Real Red ribbon adds a pop of holiday cheer :)

Go ahead, Keep It Simple, Sweetie! Have a wonderful day. Any questions, I'm a click away!

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Stamps: Autumn Days (115452), All Holidays (114916)
Paper: Handsome Hunter
Ink: SU Markers Handsome Hunter, Choc Chip and Close to Cocoa, VersaMark
Accessories: Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon


Tiffany said...

Simple, but very elegant Kim! I love the sparkle. This is a gorgeous Christmas card!Cute little red bow in the corner. Great job with the challenge!!

Have a great day!

Stampin' Diva said...

Great job. I love the acorns, Such a great idea. I feel like Christmas already

Martha said...

OOOOOOOH!! I love your card! Going into my favorite file. I've got to give that background a try. Thanks for sharing.

Carla Bazhenow said...

Your card is so elegant, love that ice. Hugs,

Melissa said...

You are the ice queen - and I mean that in the nicest of ways! LOL!

This is just stunning! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

Ann Schach said...

WOW! This is stunning! I love all of the ice. This is a perfect card in terms of dazzle. balance and color! Super!

Kris Kilcoyne said...

I would love to see this in person, I bet it just shines!

Such simple beauty, Kim.

Denise said...

Consider me dazzled! I love how it sparkles - great job, Kim!

Carrie said...

I am loving that sparkle! Such a pretty card.

Patti MacLeith said...

Top three reasons I love this card:

1. Sparkling
2. Red Bow
3. Eye-balling!!

Beautiful card

....Linda.... said...

Ice ice baby - ok somebody out there must remember Vanilla Ice! This is gorgeous and you do ice perfectly - and that little red pop - terrific!

Lorraine said...

I'm lovin' the ice! Simply beautiful is what it is!

Margaret Moody said...

So simple, but so pretty, Kim! I LOVE the Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder! Super job!

Pals Paper Arts said...

On behalf of the Pals Paper Arts design team, thank you for playing @ PPA!

Be sure to join us for our next challenge on Thursday, September 24, 2009.

Cards by Gina said...

Sheer perfection, Kim! Love your card.