Wednesday, January 23, 2013

On Ice


It sure was a cold one this morning (-2 to be exact).  The chill in the air had me thinking about my Papertrey Ink 'On Ice' stamp set so off I went creating.

For the background I rubbed Brilliance Pearlescent Beige ink on a Lacy Brocade embossing folder before running it through the Big Shot.  I like the effect it gives on the Shimmery White paper.  The skates were stamped in black with the socks in Early Espresso.  The blades of the skates were colored with a Prismacolor eggshell marker and embossed with iridescent ice embossing powder.  I added 6mm gold jingle bells to the ends of the laces.


On a piece of Shimmery White paper, cut from a Spellbinders Lacey Pennants die, I stamped Winter Wonderland in Chocolate Chip and embossed it.  Everything was popped up with dimensions.  Tea stained lace and beige faux pearls add a vintage look.


The inside greeting was also stamped in Chocolate Chip and embossed with clear embossing powder.  A little snowflake was added to the corner using VersaMark with gold embossing powder.


As a little girl I remember lacing my skates and twirling away.  Have you ever been to the rink at Rockefeller Center?  It is a magical place during the holidays.

I would like to thank all my new followers from the Grow Your Blog party.  I still have yet to visit some of you.

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink On Ice, Fancy Thinking of You Sentiment by Northwoods Rubber Stamps, SU Snowflake Soiree
Paper:  Natural White Linen, Chocolate Chip, Shimmery White
Ink:  Brilliance Pearlescent Beige, StazOn Black, Early Espresso, Prismacolor Eggshell Marker, Chocolate Chip, VersaMark with Gold EP
Accessories:  Tea Stained Lace, Recollections Faux Pearls, Darice 6mm Gold Jingle Bells, SU Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder, Spellbinders Nested Lacey Pennants, Edge Distresser, Bow-Easy
Techniques:  Embossing, Sponging
Card Size:  A2 (4.25" x 5.5")

25 comments:

Karen said...

Perfectly lovely, Donna! I love the little jingle bells and the pearl design, giving this sweet card something extra special! Brrrrrr! -2 degrees? Stay bundled up! Hugs, Karen xx

Frugal in WV said...

Very pretty. I would love to receive this card, the skates are perfect for winter :)

Kim said...

Perfect winters day image. Brings back lots of memories skating outside.

HELENE said...

Very pretty, I have never been into this kind of card making, I make all my cards in Photoshop and then print them out, there are so many exciting techniques I really should have looked into - if I could find the time!

Katz Tales said...

Brrrrrrrrrrr, how cold! Glad you find it inspiring. It is 25C in Malaysia and it's only 830AM>

Pat Hatt said...

Wonderfully done image indeed, yeah it was freezing here today -12, blah.

yaya said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I love your designs and I'm looking forward to the gardens you feature. I love gardening and getting ideas for mine. Thanks again and I'll be a follower so I don't miss out on the fun!

Beth said...

This card is adorable, Donna! I would love to either give or receive this card. Awesome! Stay warm, Donna. (Really cold here too).

Tanya Rachelle said...

Love the skates! Used to figure skate as a child and absolutely love these! Yes I agree, the rink at Rockefeller Center is a magical place as well as skating in Central Park! Thanks for a beautiful post.
~Tanya

Becky said...

This is pretty Donna. Love the lace ribbon and the bells on the skates are such a creative touch,.

Becky said...

This is pretty Donna. Love the lace ribbon and the bells on the skates are such a creative touch,.

Chris said...

Nice card, Donna! I too remember skating as a child. I think I spent more time on my behind! Oh, but it was fun!

Stewart M said...

We could do with some ice skating weather today! It was a bit chilly watching the albatross - but I'l trade itt for a high fire risk day like to day.

Absorbing cool thoughts!

Cheers

Stewart M - Melbourne

Tanya Sehgal said...

Hii there Donna
I am here from Vicki's blog party, thanks for visiting my blog dear. Your blog is such a beautiful display full of emotions & love. I am thrilled at the way you have done the entire thing !! :) Totally impeccable :) Take care

myriamkreativ said...

Hi Donna,
thank you for stopping by. I am also still making my rounds to all the wonderful blogs that Vicki hosted.... such a lot of creative inspiration... love it. Had a very nice round here... love your wonderful winter photos and the beautiful card of course. Have a wonderful day. Myriam

Debra said...

Oh this is SO pretty!! :)

Kathy said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and your kind words. WOW..I sure wish I had your talents. Oh the time I would spend creating :)

Cynthia said...

Donna,

I love this card, the little bells and the touch of lace gives it such a great touch.

Cynthia

Lisa Gordon said...

This is beautiful, Donna!
I just love the little bells on the skates.
It is very cold here too. At -11 right now, I don't have much hope for getting outside for very long today. :-(

Stay warm, and have a wonderful day!

The Pink Geranium or Jan's Place said...

Hi Donna, I was away when the blog party started, so trying to catch up! Thank you fore coming by my blog...and I must say you have a very beautiful blog!!

I too love gardens, and my husband ias the hummingbird man. Your garden sounds like it will inspire me!

Jan @ The Pink Geranium

Rizzi said...

HI DONNA,
LOVELY CARD....PERFECT WEATHER FOR SENDING THIS CARD....LOVE THE COLORS AND PEARLS......SO VERY NICE....HOPE YOUR DAYS GET WARMER..."HELLO SPRING"
RIZZI

Tami Von Zalez said...

My mom was quite the ice skater, until she had to give it up when she got into her 80s.

Thank you for popping by my blog - such a delight to meet fellow GYB hoppers.

Sharon said...

Hi there! Thanks so much for leaving a sweet comment on my blog. Wow, I love, love , love your blog! My goodness, you have amazing creativity. What a beautiful project! :)

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful and elegant card Donna.

your friend above is cute.

greetings karin

Rosemary said...

Donna Love this card will be trying Brillance never used it before but love the look it gave your card....

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