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Monday, December 21, 2015

An Embossed Snowflake

Thanks for stopping by today since it's probably one of the busiest weeks of the year! This is my monthly spotlight post at Craft-Dee BowZ. The team had the challenge of the topic "Christmas" and the colors purple, blue and silver. I chose my favorite color for this post. I think the color is so vibrant and rich looking and it reminds of the robe one of the Three Kings wore in the pictures I've seen.


My card background was made using one of my favorite techniques, the Polished Stone technique. I love purple and mixing purples and dark pink gave me the perfect background for this card. I hand embossed on vellum using a snowflake stencil. Yes, I did it by hand with a small tool and pressed in each hole on the stencil. (I don't think I'd make these cards by the dozen...my hand got really tired!) The round diecut is one from a nesting die set by QuicKutz. I embossed my sentiment with white embossing powder. I don't know who made the stamp since I've removed it from the wood and didn't write the manufacturer on the rubber.


This purple ribbon is just gorgeous and it made a beautiful triple looped bow. This bow was so easy to make with my Craft-Dee BowZ tool. It would never look as good as this if I did it by hand. If you haven't gotten a Craft-Dee BowZ tool yet, make it a present to yourself for Christmas!

I added 3 rhinestones on top of the ribbon for some sparkle. I can never have enough sparkle! I suffered from glitter withdrawal making this card.


Have you seen the cards by Vicki and Tracey posted earlier this month?  So very pretty and worth a click over to take a look at them. Next Tuesday is Barbara's post and you need to stop by the Craft-Dee BowZ Challenge Blog to take a look at it (I've had a preview of the card and you've got to see it!). 

Since I'm the last post before Christmas, I get to wish you a very Merry Christmas from all of us here at Craft-Dee BowZ and we hope you have a chance to enjoy the holiday with family and friends.

                                                                                      Hugs,
                                                        Gail

This card is entered into the following challenges:
Inky Impressions, Crafty Gals Corner, Inspiration Destinations, Brown Sugar, QKR Stampede, MFP Stamps, Sweet Stampin', 613 Avenue Create, Robyn's Fetish, A Snowflake's Promise, Stampavie and More, Crafting Musketeers, Sparkle n Sprinkle, Just Keep on Creating, Inky Chicks, Digi Stamps 4 Joy, Craftyhazelnuts Christmas Challenge 2, As You Like It, 2 Creative Chicks, Crafty Time, Card and Scrap, Christmas Cards All Year Around, Art by Miran, Emerald Faeries, Fresh Brewed Designs, Simply Paper Crafts, Card Mania, Noor Design, The Craft Garden, One Crazy Stamper, Crafty Friends, Scrapbook Blessings, Digi Designs, My Time to Craft, Addicted to Stamps, Li'l Patch of Crafty Friends, The Glory of Christmas, Come and Get It, Great Impressions, Not Just Cards, Karleigh Sue, Sweet Stamps, Our Crafty Corner, MelonHeadz Friends, Crafty Calendar, Love to Scrap, Let's Craft & Create, Unicorn Challenge, Creative Moments, Dragonfly Dreams, Cardz 4 Galz, Craft for the Craic, A Gem of a Challenge, Paradise of Stamps, Happy Little Stampers, Holly Jolly Christmas, Deep Ocean, Crafty Girls Creations, Fussy and Fancy, Dies R Us, Whimsy Inspires, Crafting from the Heart

46 comments:

  1. Wow- so beautiful and elegant. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner.
    Amy-DT

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  2. Very beautiful art work. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get It this month. Hope to see you back here again in 2016. Happy holidays. Judy DT

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  3. I'm so impressed with your background paper and your hand-embossed snowflake. So beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at Let's Craft & Create.

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  4. I absolutely love your gorgeous background, and what patience to do that embossing!
    Thank you for playing with us at the Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge , “Anything Christmas Goes”. We hope to see you back again soon! Karola, HJ DT, InvisiblePinkCards

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  5. So elegant and love your design. Thank you very much for playing with us at QKR Stampede this week, Merry Christmas :) Pirjo

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  6. Very pretty! Thanks for linking up over at 2 Creative Chicks.
    Janis DT
    Pause Dream Enjoy
    PDE Linky Party , Owner & DT Member

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  7. Lovely work. Thank you for joining The Glory of Christmas challenge. Hope to see you again next time.

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  8. Also thank you for joining the challenge at Digi Stamps 4 Joy and at Not Just Cards.

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  9. Så fint kort :)
    Tusen takk for at du deltar hos Card and Scrap.

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  10. Very pretty! Love that fabulous bow! Thanks for playing along with us here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Hugz,
    Chana, Owner

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  11. Beautiful creation Gail the colours, ribbon and the softness of the image looks amazing, thank you for joining our challenge at LIL PATCH OF CRAFTY FRIENDS
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  12. Beautiful card Gail. Love the colours and that fabulous polished stone background. Lovely clean and elegant design too. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.
    Merry Christmas
    Chris
    x

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  13. Oh My Gosh!!!! This card is so stunning! I love that polished background and am definitely going to try that! You were so patient to hand pierce the snowflake but boy was it ever worth it! Thanks for playing along with us over at One Crazy Stamper in our December Challenge!

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  14. Gail I love the large BOA the card is so pretty TFS MFP

    SFF
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    Lis

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  15. This is a stunningly elegant card, Gail !! Your background is fabulous and I give you credit for your patience in making the snowflake -- to look at it, you'd think it was counted cross-stitch -- which is also a tedious task. A gorgeous bow to match, too. Very pretty - and a blessed Christmas to you, also.

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  16. Lovely card, great technique, thanks for sharing with Simply Papercrafts!

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  17. A beautiful and elegant card. I have not heard of this technique so thankyou for the link. I will be off and have a look. Your hand embossed snowflake is gorgeous. Thankyou for sharing with us at Crafting From The Heart. Hugs ValeryAnne D.T.

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  18. OH very, very pretty Gail! Love the purple!! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘WINTER’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

    P.S. DID YOU KNOW? A friend and I have a new challenge blog beginning in 2016. Please check it out. Double D Challenges

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  19. Thanks for joining us at CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenges Extra for December and merry Christmas!
    Monica - GDT

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  20. Your polished stone card front is gorgeous. What a beautiful technique, and the colours you chose look amazing. The stenciled snowflake is also really beautiful ... very time consuming as you said, but you've made a very special card. Thanks for sharing at Happy Little Stampers.

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  21. Your card is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing with us at MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge.

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  22. A great card. Thanks so much for playing this time at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Good luck and hope to see you again soon. Andree {DT Lil Patch of Crafty Friends}

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  23. I haven't heard of the polished stone technique. It is beautiful! Love the purple! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

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  24. Stunning! Love your background and the purple makes it so rich looking! Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede!

    Brenda DT

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  25. Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at the MFPSS blog challenge this week! kReN

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  26. I love that marble look!!! And I am in awe that you did the embossing by hand!!! Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for joining us for the Scrapbook Blessings Club Christmas Link Up Party :) Hugs...Janie

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  27. What a super sweet project you have for us today, so well thought out and put together a fabulous Creation Beautiful in every way, we are so lucky you have entered our art by miran challenge
    so beautiful to look at good luck hugs Tracy x

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  28. beautiful Gail
    Thanks for join us at
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    Hope to see you again and goodluck

    Karin

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  29. Beautiful - so elegant and I love that backgroud.

    Thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish.

    Helen x

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  30. Beautiful and elegant card love those purples. Thank you for joining us at Our Crafty Corner. Helen DT

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  32. Gorgeous card and such a beautiful snowflake, thank you for sharing this with us..hope to you you next time
    Hugs Babs Cardz 4 Galz DT Member x

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  33. The effect of the snowflake is stunning (even though lots of work). Really pretty with the purple background too. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Dragonfly Dreams Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

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  34. Wow, gorgeous card, Gail. I love the colour. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma

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  35. Me again!

    Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calendar Challenge too.

    Helen x

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  36. Oh, so beautiful.♥
    Thank you for joining us at Card and Scrap.
    Hugs Line.

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  37. This is really gorgeous. LOVE the colours you have used. A fabulous CAS card and the parchment work is amazing. Thanks again for joining in with our 'Happy Holidays' challenge at Fussy and Fancy, and good luck
    Eileen x

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  38. Elegant card . Thank you for sharing with us at Karleigh Sue Challenge,Hugs Rose xx

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  39. Thank you so much for playing along over at Noor! Design UK!

    I looooovvvvve your creation, we hope to see you back here next time!

    DT - Keeley Ainsworth
    Noor! Design UK

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  40. Wow,this is a wonderful creation! I love the techniques that you used...background and snowflake are gorgeous!
    Thanks for playing at Card Mania Challenge.
    Ileanaxx

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  41. Thank you much for having joined Crafty Friends with this pretty snowflake card, good luck , hugs Blankina

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  42. This is so pretty .... I love the snowflake, it looks so delicate. Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers. Linda xx

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  43. Your card is wonderful!
    Thanks for joining us at Stampavie and More.
    Anne

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  44. Oh wow. Love the purple, beautiful card and your bow is fab! Thanks for joining in our December challenge over at Craft for the Craic. Happy New Year.
    Eithne

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  45. this is gorgeous. great background, lovely snowflake, fab. thank you for sharing it with us at FFFC and good luck, Theresa DT xx.
    http://craf-ther.blogspot.co.uk/

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  46. Your background is gorgeous! Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at sweetstamps.com

    Kim - SSDT

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