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A Snow Covered Lampost

Are you as ready for cold weather as I am? I am tired of being hot and can't wait for Fall. I would say Winter but Fall and Winter are pretty much the same in Central/Southern Alabama most years. We rarely get snow and when we do, we all run outside and enjoy it for the 15 minutes it lasts. Seriously! I love the way it looks so I was really drawn to this Snow Covered Lamp Post created by Pattie. It worked perfectly for the newest Pattie's Creations Design Challenge which is embossing of any type.

First I printed my image and sentiment, colored it up, "aged" the edges with some SU! Chocolate Chip ink, and then did 4 layers of versa mark and SU! glossy embossing powder. Then I bent it all up to "crack" the glass. I love this technique as it instantly gives you a vintage look which is what I wanted for this Christmas card.

Hope you are staying cool! If you would like to join us in the embossing challenge at Pattie's Creations, grab an image and come join us. Pattie gives away two prizes (2 of her images to each winner) - one to someone who uses a Pattie's Creations image and one to the other entries. You can also enter the challenge two times. I know you have a favorite embossing technique you would like to share with us!

Hugz and hope you are staying cool!


  1. This is fab I love what you have done with your image, all the techniques you have used are fab
    Kelly - Teamie

  2. Definitely a vintage feel to your pretty card! Love the technique!

  3. WOW!! This is really gorgeous!! Love the cracked glass on this image! TFS!

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    Nancy, this card is so gorgeous. I love the cracked glass.
    NO, NO, NO, I am not ready for Fall or Winter. Just give me HOT summer all year. Call me crazy. LOL

  6. Pretty card...You want some snow? I would gladly send you some of ours next winter...especially if I didn't have to shovel it...or clean it off my car windows...LOL. See what you miss?

  7. Love your card - it's gorgeous. What a fun technique to do too.

  8. oh wow so stunning nancy.gorgeous traditional colours and image and i love yur cracked glass effect :D

    xx coops xx

  9. This is fabulous Nancy,I like the cracked glass effect and the ribbon.
    Kevin xx

  10. I know my kids sure love it when it snows here - not very often and usually gone within a day or so as it tends to be very wet now, but now and then we get it for a few days or even a week and great fun is had :) Darling card and love the image.

  11. Wow, love that cracked look, very cool! Must try that one out :) Very festive card but I'm going to insist on putting winter off for as long as possible as it does get darn cold here in NJ!!

  12. WOW Nancy - love that technique! Have never tried it but going to have to now that I've seen your card!!! Thanks for the inspiration.

  13. This has a wonderfully vintage feel with the cracked glass technique. I do love it myself and do not do it as much as I would like. This will make a delightfully welcoming Christmas card for someone special on your Christmas list.
    Bear Hugs,

  14. Beautiful! The cracked glass effect is wonderful!

  15. Just love the vintage look you have given
    this card - the colouring is great and you
    added a beautiful ribbon and embossing.

  16. Nancy - that cracked paper look is fantastic! Wow, is the only word that comes to mind!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!

  17. Nancy,

    WOW! This is so pretty! I love how you colored my image.

    Pattie ♥


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