Friday, January 17, 2014

Warm Winter Wishes with Globecraft & Piccolo!

When I got my Design Team goodies from Globecraft & Piccolo the very first thing I noticed that one of the embossing enamels, called Mardi Gras, looked like it matched one of the designer cardstocks I had recently used on some holiday cards.  Funny how that happens!  The colors of the Enamels are breathtaking!! After I thoroughly pawed through my goodies (and set aside some items that were a bit too cold to use – the 3D Enamel Gels were almost frozen solid!) I pulled out a scrap piece of the Basic Grey cardstock called Figaro.  Sure enough, even under my Ott light, the enamel looked to be a complimentary color.  And although the holidays are over, winter certainly isn’t, and that is what prompted this card.

Here is the finished card.  I love the colors!!
 What I used to make the card:
First thing I did was stamp the “Warm Winter Wishes” stamp on some white cardstock using the Enamel Powder Adhesive Fluid. I was a bit skeptical about this delivery system but I found it much easier to use than an embossing ink pad & it delivers the perfect amount of embossing ink – just don’t squeeze the bottle!  I sprinkled the Mardi Gras Embossing Enamel onto the sentiment and heated until it was embossed.  The Embossing Enamel is a fairly thick powder and I wanted to ensure that it was able to catch the beautiful calligraphy that Quietfire stamps are known for.  I think it came out perfect.  Then I stamped the Small Snow Pine stamp, using the Jet Black ink, on another piece of white cardstock and added some color to the tree with Distress Markers in Frayed Burlap & Forest Moss.  I wanted to emboss on the tree only where the snow would be, so I used a small paint brush and painted the embossing ink onto the areas of the tree where I wanted the enamel to stick. Once that was done, I poured the Mardi Gras Embossing Enamel onto the tree, tapped off the excess and embossed.  I cut the tree out kind of loosely – I don’t think I would have been able to fussy cut this image – and attached it to the Basic Grey paper.  Then I adhered my sentiment and finally, all that went onto the card base.  It’s difficult to get a good picture of how the colors match due to the shininess of the Enamel, but I hope you can see how well this card coordinates.

Here is a close up of that luscious Mardi Gras Embossing Enamel
Look for more wintry posts in the coming weeks!

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge - Winter Wonderland
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Anything Goes
Card Mania - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap! Challenges - Anything Goes
Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenges - Anything Goes with glitter, embossing powder and/or flock
Stamp and Create Challenge - Winter Wonderland 
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Use Any Sentiment 

Thank you & I'll see you soon - I have a bunch of different creations cooking right now :)  Christi


  1. Cool details on the tree, and the paper nice! Embossing is very pretty! Thanks for playing our ATG Challenge at Love to Scrap!

    Leanne DT@LTS!

  2. This wintery card is so pretty. Love the colors. SO glad you shared it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge this month.

  3. Gorgeous card! Love the embossing on the tree, what a great idea. Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

  4. Christi - it is hard to believe that everything wasn't color coordinated together. The colors blend so well. The enamel on the tree is gorgeous. I just love the colors.

    1. Thank you SO much Janine - I appreciate you taking the time to comment :) Hugs!!

  5. Great job! This is just a very beautiful card. Thanks so much for sharing this at Card Mania Challendges. We hope to see you back very soon!

  6. Beautiful card, love the embossing too! ~Diane

    1. Thank you Diane - your comments mean the world to me :)

  7. Your project is awesome with so many great details! Thanks for sharing your talent with us in the Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog's Anything Goes challenge!
    Leslie, DT

  8. A wonderful Winter themed card, the detail on the tree looks fabulous.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments this week.

  9. Christi, what a beautiful card! Love the photography, and you've captured the textures and shine so wonderfully! Thank you for sharing how you achieved all your effects, too, and listed the products used. Now to put on my other hat. Thank you for joining us at Sparkle N Sprinkle this month! I hope you will submit more of your pretty cards to the challenge in the future! hugs, Donna {Creative Smiles}

  10. Beautiful card. Love the enamel - something I have never tried - at least not yet! All your elements coordinate so beautifully! Thanks for sharing at Aud Sentiments!
    kathy b

  11. It's so shinny!
    Thank you for playing with us at Card Mania Challenges!
    Smiles, Kaly


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