Silver & White Elegance

I’m counting down the days — not until Christmas, but until we get our new boiler. It is getting colder and we are still without heat. We get our new boiler installed on Wednesday. Tuesday we get our new water heater. My husband equated them to an old couple who have been married for 50+ years. Once one dies, the other is lost and dies shortly after. Hopefully, we will see lots of increased efficiency & some savings after they are both installed.

I’ve wanted to participate in an Impression Obsession challenge for awhile, but had only one stamp to chose from. I had a few stamps I was eying and finally ordered a few the other week. The challenge this week was to make a white card. Immediately, I knew I wanted to use the Winter Wonderland tree. I remember seeing a card with this image last year and falling in love with it.

I stamped my tree using ColorBox silver ink and set it aside to dry. While that dried, I matted a piece of white, embossed with D’vine Swirls, on a piece of Stardream Metallics Silver. I spritzed the white with Baby’s Breath Shimmerz Spritz, which gives a really pretty and subtle sheen to it. After the tree was dry — I learned the hard way to make sure and wait — I ran it through my Cuttlebug with the second largest Labels 8 Nestabilities die. Using Silver Fox Smooch, I painted the embossed edge to make it pop a bit more.

To highlight the tree, I painted the garland with Silver Bells Shimmerz and added a few rhinestones to the larger snowflakes, along with Silver Stickles to the smaller ones. The final touch before mounting the tree was to add some pretty silver ribbon I had purchased at Michaels. You can’t see it completely, but there are swirls and snowflakes on the ribbon, making it the perfect touch for this card. I just love the elegance of this tree and the card is “oh so pretty” according to my daughter. 🙂

Silver & White Elegance
Stamps: Impression Obsession Winter Wonderland Tree
Paper: Select White (PTI), Stardream Metallic Silver
Ink: ColorBox Silver
Other Stuff: Silver Stickles, Silver Bells Shimmerz, Baby’s Breath Shimmerz Spritz, ribbon, Cuttlebug D’vine Swirls embossing folder,

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