Saturday, November 29, 2014

MC Nov/14 - IO Snowflake cards
inside of card

I love the Impression Obsession snowflake, a beautiful design, but what a pain to die cut... even with my Crossover machine. I've also tried it with my Cuttlebug and my Big Shot Pro... Frustrating!!!

I did cut out a bunch. I also made myself an eCut file of the outside edge which I ran through my machine with the die and my tan mat to emboss the design. That worked well, then hit the high points direct to paper with Distress pads. I really liked the way those turned out... but that's for a later post.

These cards use the actual die cut elements... You can see all the details and descriptions by clicking on any image. Enjoy.
inside of card

I'm using several Quietfire Design Xmas quote stamps. ("Let it Snow" large ); ("Merry Christmas Snowflakes" 2pcs ); ("Here and There"): ("Winter Wonderland" 6pcs)

And it fits for these challenges:
Crazy Challenge  #185 snow or all white
Squigglefly Challenge  #4714 use a deer or dear
City Crafter  #239 favorite technique (inking the embossing plate prior embossing, then thermal embossing)
Crafty Sentiments  use die cuts
Cuttlebug Mania  snowflake + sentiment
Fantastic Tuesday  #63 tree or trees
Papertake Weekly  choose: masking; green & blue; or ribbon/lace
TTCRD  #25 - 1  anything goes
Crafty Creations  #277 embossing
Digi Stamps 4 Joy  #105 Xmas
Fab n Funky Challenge  #239 die cuts
Penny's Challenge  #205 anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Challenge  anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks  #222 die cuts
Brown Sugar Challenge  #122 anything goes
Crafty Catz Weekly  #257  anything goes
Fussy and Fancy  #128 happy holidays
Polka Doodle Challenge  #48 Nordic Xmas
SisterAct Card Challenge  #85 anything goes
Corrosive Challenges  #213 any holiday
Sweet Stampin  let it snow


Holly Young said...

Beautiful cards! I love the marbleizing on the first one! thanks for sharing with us at Squigglefly.

Wendy said...

Beautiful cards...Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
Wendy xx

Lin said...

Love that blue and white snowflake! Very impressionistic-looking, the way you colored it! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Crafting With Darcy said...

So gorgeous! The one with the deer is so serene!! Thank you for joining us at Through the Craft Room Door!

Sue said...

Really beautiful thanks for joining us at Digistamps4Joy..Sue DT x

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful cards Yogi love the card with the deer.
Thanks for join us at
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}


Stella said...

Your cards turned out gorgeous. My favorite is the one with that scene and a deer on the inside. It's my favorite animal. And I am in awe of the front of that card. Wow! Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB!

Chris said...

Fabulous! It may have been a pain to cut but the result is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week .

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Beautiful cards Yogi. I use a metal shim to help cut difficult dies out.Thank you for joining us this week at Crafty Sentiments, hope you can join us for our next challenge too! Good luck! Susan x

Ros Crawford said...

What a beautiful cards! I'm sorry abut the problems cutting that die ... it can be so frustrating! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

Leanne said...

So pretty, love the snow die cut, and the sentiment too.. Very nice. Thanks for playing our Die Cuts Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Leanne DT
4 Crafty Chicks

Anonymous said...

Such beautiful cards and techniques to create them,Yogi.Great work.Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.Hope to see you again next week.
Lisa x (GDT)

Unknown said...

What beautiful cards, great techniques! !!! Thanks so much for sharing this week at CCCB :-) Have a great week!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Very lovely, thanks for sharing with us at CCCB!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, that blue snowflake is unbelievably beautiful, Yogi!

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.

Sue said...

Beautiful! thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin ..hugs Sue DT x

Unknown said...

Your cards are wonderful! The blue is my favourite! :) Beautiful creations! Thank you for sharing it with us at the Crafty Catz! Ingrid x

Desire Fourie said...

This is a wonderful creation with great attention to detail and perfect for our ‘CHRISTMAS’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Nikki said...

Great card. Thanks for joining us at Fussy & Fancy Challenges.


Kimbo said...

Beautiful creation

Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

Linda said...

They are very beautiful!

Mary Lou said...

Wow Beautiful Cards Yogi!!!!!! Some of those dies are very challenging:) Great work!! Thanks for joining in the Holiday fun at Fussy and Fancy!!