Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Oxford Impressions Christmas Card

Suzanne of Oxford Impressions had a contest on her blog before Christmas. I put a quick card together and sent it off. I was one of five winners!

I used my only Oxford Impressions "Christmas" set - WINTER SNOW. I collaged all the smaller stamps in the set as the background and used a Technique Junkies method called Burnished Backgrounds. The background color is a mix of Distressed inks. I stamped the boy on glossy white with Archival ink and heat set it. Then I tore a strip of white card stock and misted with Glimmer Mist. The Marshmallow spray gave the paper a real SPARKLE. But it also needed some Stickles along the edges (wink). Doesn't his expression say - "I just shoveled all this snow and here's another flake..." ??

Finally, I did a crystal snowflake at the embellishment.

Stamps: Oxford Impressions WINTER SNOW
Paper: white and glossy white
Ink: Distress Ink: FADED JEANS, BROKEN CHINA, WEATHERED WOOD; Archival Ink
Accessories: Clear embossing powder, Glimmer Mist: MARSHMALLOW, Stickles, and Crystal Snowflake.
Technique Junkies: Burnished Backgrounds

8 comments:

  1. awesome Deb! I've had this set for a couple years and really should use it!!! This is great and congrats on winning!!! how cool!
    Pam Going Postal

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  2. That is really cool Deb! Congrats on the win!!!

    Eileen

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  3. Gorgeous card, Deb -- definitely worthy of a win! The background is such a perfect collage of images, the focal point image is too funny, and that snowflake is beautiful!! Great sketch, too.

    Let us know what your prize is!

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  4. Wow, I can see why this was picked as a winner! It's awesome! (I wonder if the Marshmallow Glimmer Mist is anything like the Pearl. I just used some of that and it rocks!)

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  5. This is gorgeous! And so creative, love the snowflake and since I don't know what this stamp looks like on it's own to me your collage is so perfect it is the stamp! The technique is gorgeous- great job with it. This whole card is just so perfect! Congratulations!
    hugs,
    Lori

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  6. Wow, gorgeous! Love how you collaged & embossed all that!

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  7. I saw your beautiful card on the blog! Congratulations on winning -- I love what you did with all the stamps. I also have that set of rubber and you have inspired me to do something with it -- next year!!!

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