Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Creative Carte Blanche January Challenge!

 Hello there! 
So happy to be here today on my own blog with an actual creation! 
I have been in such a slump lately...every time I went to try and create something, 
my mind went blank and I felt like I had lost all of my mojo! 
It's starting to come back, whew! 
Starting to feel that creative itch again! 

This month's theme for Creative Carte Blanche was a little challenging for me as I live in Florida. 
We joke about winter and how it forgot us this year.  
Sure, we have had cold weather, but this year, it's been about THREE whole days.
That's it...I LOVE cold weather...not the freezing kind, but the cool kind. 
Right now, we are running in the mid to upper 80' and sticky! yuck. 
Send some colder weather my way please!!! hehehe. 

Okay, on to my 'flat' shaker card! 
 To start off with, I embossed the snowflake stamps with Iridescent Sparkle embossing powder.  
After I let that cook, I inked over that with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. 
Then, stamped the snowflakes with Tumbled Glass all around the area that was embossed. 
After that, spray some Heidi Swapp Iridescent Color Shine. 
It adds that nice texture look from the reaction with the Distress Ink, but it also shimmers. 
(hard to see in photos)
Next, cut a piece of transparency a little smaller then your inked piece. 
Adhere the transparency to the front of your inked piece using scor-tape or ATG adhesive. 
(Don't seal the top just yet. 
Once you get the transparency adhered, pour some white or clear glitter into the pocket. 
Not to much, as you don't want to bulk out the card. 
Once that is done, take some pretty Washi Tape and create a border all the way around the card. 
This will also seal the top. 

As you can see below, the card is very flat. 
Kind of nice, so it won't add much postage if any. 

So...I hope you enjoyed my take on Baby, it's cold outside! 
I would love to go and play in snow for the day! 
A day would be just fine, as I am terrified to drive in the stuff, lol. 

I hope you all have a great week! 
Thanks for stopping by! 
Don't forget to share your work with us over on the Creative Carte Blanche Blog...
we LOVE to see what you do! 
We will have more fun later this week! 
Until next time! 


  1. This is such a great shaker card, I love the sparkly snowflakes and the washi edging is so pretty - I definitely think your mojo is back! I wish I could send you some of our cooler weather but it would come with fog and rain too, sadly! Anne x

  2. Simple and elegant. Just beautiful, Yvonne. If you're jealous, you can come to my house and fight this monster icicle outside my door. I think it's winning. ;-)

    Love this sweetie, and love the image of you sitting in your studio getting your creative spark sparking. <3 WINK!!

  3. It's a gorgeous shaker card! Lovely snowflake piece and the washi tape edge is a fab and pretty idea! I wish I could send you some of our weather today, no snow but cold and sunny, my favourite! xxx

  4. Gorgeous, Yvonne! Where is the butterfly?!?!? I love the way you've created this card and the free flowing snow! Very cool! I also love your sparkly washi tape! SO pretty! And your snowflakes are gorgeous against the blue wintery sky!