Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Snowflakes!!! Guest Designer at Try It On Tuesday

Hello everyone! Wow! Can you believe we're into the second week of December already? Time is moving way too quickly for my liking! Time to tick another Christmas card off my list!

I'm excited and honored to be invited by Avril and the Design Team at Try It On Tuesday to be Guest Designer for their challenge "Snowflakes and/or Winter Whites". I chose to make a card using snowflakes, because I LOVE snow at Christmas! I think that's been pretty obvious by all my snowy posts this past month. This time I'm leaning a little more to the silver side of snow, but I've added some of my favorite color--blue!

I started  by stamping children's chunky foam snowflake stamps on white card ( Yes, these are leftover from when my teenagers were little kids!) using Picket Fence Distress paint. I sprayed with my DecoArt Shimmer Mister in white, then quickly wiped with a damp paper towel because the mist came out in a blob! Just to let you know how wonderful they are over at DecoArt, they are sending me a replacement right away for my defective mister--thank you DecoArt--you are awesome!

I spritzed with Turquoise Perfect Pearls mist and wiped the painted snowflakes with a damp towel to remove the mist from them. When finally dry, I stamped Stampin' Up snowflakes in Watering Can Archival ink, then flicked on some watered down Brushed Pewter Distress paint.

If you look real hard you can see those chunky white snowflakes in the background.

The white layer (actually it's flipped over unloved patterned paper (waste not, want not)), which  is debossed using Tim Holtz Snowflake Texture Fade.  I swiped the raised surface around the snowflakes on the folder with Brushed Pewter and spritzed my paper lightly with water before inserting it in the folder and running it through my Big Kick. I flicked on a little more of the watered down Brushed Pewter paint, and added texture paste to the distressed edges.

For the top most blue layer, I heat embossed a Tim Holtz  Holiday Collections image and spritzed with Turquoise Perfect Pearl mist, wiping  the mist off the embossed areas.  Once again, I flicked on some watered down Brushed Pewter paint and added texture paste to the distressed edges (top only).

I used my brand new Tim Holtz Snowflake Duo and Tim Holtz Movers and Shapers dies for the snowflakes.  They are painted with Brushed Pewter, and topped off with Rock Candy Distress Glitter and Liquid Pearls. I edged them and touched some of the raised areas with Black Soot Distress paint A flat backed pearl and some string finish off my snowy Christmas card..

  I would like to thank Avril and the entire Design Team at TIOT for inviting me to play along today! I had a lot of fun!

I would like to enter this into the following inspiring challenges:
A Vintage Journey Vintage Christmas My Tim Holtz influence is in his Distress paint, his snowflakes dies, and his stamps- Holiday Collections, as well as his signature distressing, making everything look vintage!
-Scrapy Land Challenge # 31 Anything Goes I used two different Sizzix dies.
-Mod Squad Challenge Here Are the Ingredients, You Make the Card My ingredients are embossing, pattern paper, (you don't see it; I flipped over the white layer--using up my unloved pattern paper!) rubber stamps, favorite color (blue), glitter/bling, die cut, and if you can count my string as ribbon, then ribbon!

Thank you for your visit to my blog today and for all your amazing comments!
Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily


  1. Hi Sara, lovely to have you with us as guest DT at TIOT this week, your make is gorgeous, as always. Hugs, Valerie

  2. Wow Sara, you really know how to create a wintery wonderland on your cards!! I'm so jealous that you have the snowflake duo die, me wants it!! The aqua is just so calming, I adore the blues...as we well know! HA!! I bet the shimmer of the perfect pearls is much more amazing in real life, that stuff is impossible to capture on camera. The black layer really makes the pale blues and whites pop off the page, and I love all your shabby distressed edges! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! What a pleasure having you with us at Try it on Tuesday as our Guest Designer, you are an inspiration my friend. big hugs :)

  3. Such a beautiful card with wonderful textures ans images lovely to have you as our guest designer at Try it on Tuesday

    Love Chrissie xx

  4. Stunning card Sara! Love all the textures! It's so nice to have you as GD with us at TioT.

  5. Gorgeous card Sara! I love the colors you used and such a nice design! Thank you for the inspiration!

    Paper Talk with Samra

    1. Thank you for joining Scrapy Land challenge :)
      Samra GDT

  6. Gorgeous wintry mix, Sara! Congrats on your feature!

  7. Well they sure do know who to invite!! Your card, as usual, is beautifully made. The colors are wonderful - beside the traditional colors of red and green - I love the cool colors of winter.
    Sandy xx

  8. Love those gorgeous snowflakes on your lovely card! Love all the different textures too! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #31!

  9. Wow Sarah! This is a stunning card! What a stroke of genius to add Black Soot DI! You are such an inspiration! Love, LOVE, Love it!! So pleased to see you as our Guest Designer at Try It On Tuesday! Hugs, Chrisx

  10. Beautiful card, Sara! I like the colour combination, textures and the fabulous snowflakes. And great take on the challenge.
    Thank you for being our Guest Designer for this challenge.
    Hugs, Mar

  11. Whew - I can only imagine how astoundingly beautiful this must be in person Sara. So much depth and layers and texture just makes this sooo intriguingly stunning. I really like that it's more "tailored" looking and not so frufru - just seems to fit your design. WONDERFUL guest creation.... high five girl!!! j.

  12. Woooow, a huge thumb up for your absolutely beautiful winter wonderland card, dear Sara! Congrats on your GDT feature at TIOT! I love your wonderfully textured card with great wintery colors! Awesome design, my friend and those snowflakes are simply fabulous!
    Big hugs and lots of love to you! Branka xxx

  13. Oh wow, Sara, this is stunning!! I love the amazing texture!! The colors are so beautiful!! This is a winter wonderland on a card!! It's so gorgeous!! Congrats on your GDT spot!! And thank you so much for playing along at Scrapy Land!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  14. A gorgeous card, the layers and textures are fantastic. Thank you, its lovely to have as our Guest Designer for this challenge at TioT's.

  15. Hi Sara, this is a stunning card full of lovely textures and frosty colours.
    Thanks for joining us as our Guest Designer for this challenge with this beautiful card.

  16. Congrats on your guest spot, well deserved! Your layers are awesome...I do love layers! Keep bringing on the snowflakes. Another fantastic make. You need my address right? Giggle... Thanks again for sharing with us at Emerald Creek Dares Bringing Bits of Cheer Challenge :)

  17. Lovely card, and I love all the different techniques and pieces that went into it, including that fun foam! Congratulations on a well-deserved spotlight, and another fabulous make! xxx Lynn

  18. A wonderful wintery rustic card. Thanks for joining us at the Mod Squad this week.

  19. Love your layers Sara!! The snowflakes are beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us over at Emerald Creek Dares Challenge!
    Cathy - DT Member at Emerald Creek

  20. What an amazing Christmas card, fabulous artwork.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  21. Love this color palette..so icy but cozy at the same time! I always love to see how you build your layers...and this one reminded me of my favorite Christmas poem by Christina Rosetti:" Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone; snow on snow had fallen, snow on snow on snow." You captured winter in these incredibly detailed and textured layers. It's beautiful as a poem.

  22. This is beautiful, Sara Emily. I love all of the texture and the colors are lovely. Thanks for playing along at ATSM. Melissa

  23. Hello doll! I am a bit late to the party. That central blue later with the heat embossed background is absolutely gorgeously stunning! Loves it! Your use of the PP always amazes me. I swear I am going to try using PP as soon as I get back. You are such a versatile artist and create wowzers designs. Awesome sauce details dearie. Hugz to you muffin! ~Punkin

  24. Oh duh! Huge congrats on your GDT spot as well!!!

  25. Congrats on your Guest DT spot! Beautiful card, and I love all of the layers you have added. Thanks for joining us at Emerald Creek Dares!
    -Katelyn DT member at Emerald Creek

  26. So pretty Sara with the layers of blue, silver and glistening white! I can feel the chill of the snow!! Thanks for joining us again in the AVJ challenge and congrats on your guest DT! Julia xx

  27. This is stunning! Love those snowflakes. Thanks for joining us for our Festive Emerald Creek Dares Challenge

    Karon DT

  28. A super card, lots of lovely detail, thank you for being our guest designer hugs Bee.

  29. Congratulations, Sara! Beautiful card and the snowflakes are so perfect!

  30. A gorgeous guest design project, Sara - the layers are wonderful, especially that lovely heat-embossed stamp against the pale blue. The silvery look is great too. You're right about the frenzy - I'm knocked out by your Christmas energy!
    Alison xx

  31. YAY! Congrats to you dear friend! Of course they want you- who doesn't?!! heehee (official fan club leader here!)
    Love you snowflakes, so soft and beautiful and taking the place of the snow we no longer have! heehee xo

  32. Wow! What a stunning card, Sara! Those snowflakes are gorgeous!
    Thanks for joining us at Emerald Creek Dares.
    ~~julia~~ Emerald Creek DT

  33. A stunning card Sara and its great to have you join in with us at AVJ this month.
    Wonderful details and colours on your Christmas card

    Best wishes
    Annie x

  34. Another snowy, gorgeous Sara Emily make. Love the techniques, the colours and the layers. Did I mention I love this card :) Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.

  35. A lovely Christmas card Sara Emily full of texture, layers and detail in those beautiful colours that evoke the frostiness of winter . Love how you chose to use the deboss side of the card too . Thank you for joining us at A Vintage Journey x

  36. Another real Christmas cracker of a project Sara Emily! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

  37. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Card Mania Challenge.


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