Monday, November 1, 2010

Snow Dreams meets Pearl Ex!

For this Christmas card, I used the Abalone technique from the current issue of the Technique Junkies. It gave me the opportunity to play with my lonely Pearl Ex containers. I have to say it was very interesting to see how the colors work together. I know this may not quite be what the Junkies had in mind, but I knew what I wanted to achieve with this stamp from Scrolls Work . And of course, this is the second card (First card is below)! The first one when all was said and done, I just looked at it and thought I did not like something. The navy background on the first was not embossed and let me tell you, what a huge difference it makes. I used a red glitter pen to the Poinsettia flowers, which you may not be able to see. There is a lot of shimmer to this card and six layers of paper! All papers are Stampin Up. I have to keep reminding myself to do layers. The camera really does not give the colors justice or show the glimmer, but it is there.

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31 comments:

Vicki Romaine said...

The stamp you used really looks nice on your card. You did a great job using the pearl ex. This is one of my favorite SW stamps. I don't have it though.

Michele said...

both are very pretty but you are right, the embossing rocks! lovely work as always Terry.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Beautiful. I love the deep, deep blue.
Rinda

Christine said...

Beautiful!!! I like both cards, but your right, the embossing really makes everything pop!!!

CuddlyBunny said...

Both cards are beautiful (where'd you get those little stars on the first card?).

But, I'm in agreement with you and others here ... the first one is nice ... the second one is BAM! BEAUTIFUL! :)

BAM!

Cheryl said...

oh wow these look really impressive,such,beautiful designs love cheryl xxxx

Willy said...

What a beautiful creation, Terry!

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

I am sure the "junkies" would approve of these two beauties....
lovely work!

Lucy Edmondson said...

Gorgeous!

Lucy x

Jan said...

WOW! Beautiful card and it's amazing what a difference the embossing makes!

Netty said...

These are fab and wow that embossing...terrific Annette x

stampdiva said...

Terry both are so beautiful. Lynne M

1CardCreator said...

Wow Terry what an awesome card! Both are great but you are right the embossing makes it a whole different card. This is one of my favorite stamps! ~Diane

Ira said...

Your embossed card is just soooo gorgeous Terry! I think it works really well with the dark blue, perhaps even better than with white! Ira

Jingle said...

Beautiful work, Terry!

Beth Norman said...

Beautiful work Terry. I think having the navy bg really works, and of course I do love the embossing folder you used. You did a lovely job with this technique. I agree with you, layering is truly beautiful.

Lisa Somerville said...

Stunning Terry! Love all the layers and the embossing looks fab behind your image!

Lynn Stevens said...

Wow Terry, Your so right what a difference it make with the one not being embossed. The embossed one has so much more depth and its GORGEOUS as well!

Sherry said...

Love the embossed one Terry - I agree that it really does make a difference. The technique with the Pearl ex sounds interesting, I shall have to explore that one!

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Linda Robinson said...

WOW.. I love both of them.. Well done. I love the embossing on that first one. Very cool..

Hugs, Linda

Scrolls Work Rubber Stamps said...

Terry you are just awesome!! Love it as always!!!
~~Jacque

Meggymay said...

They are both fantastic, the embossing makes they stand out.

Jack said...

Two beautiful cards. xx

Gerrie Johnnic said...

How beautiful GF, luv the stamp, and the tech Rocks almost as much as you!

wearestampers said...

The embossing really makes the card pop! Very nice!

Cindy Adkins said...

Wow, how beautiful!!! What fabulous effects--amazing!!!
XO

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wowzers- another gorgeous card- what a pretty mix of color texture and I love the image you used here.

2amscrapper said...

I love the blue and the texture.

Nancy Maxwell James said...

I love the texture in these! gorgeous cards! :)

Incipient Wings said...

I love the colors:)
you are so very talented!

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