Saturday, September 27, 2014

The Cutting Edge Challenge #11

I hope everyone is enjoying the weekend! 

It's time to share the next Cutting Edge Challenge!  We have another inspiration project, this one done by Melania! Isn't it cute?!

 Now I didn't have any stamps or dies that had anything to do with camera's or cheese, and I am really on a big snowglobe kick right now. You don't know that, because you can't see the 10 snow globe cards I have sitting on my shelf in my craft room. ;) But yes, I'm loving snow globes right now, and I'm ready for Christmas, so I made a Christmas card! Yay!

Now I did some special stuff to this card that I don't normally do. I heat embossed and I blended some dye ink. When I first started stamping some 20 something years ago, I though embossing was the coolest thing ever! Then after embossing everything I could get my hands on for several years, I grew to really not like embossing at all, and I haven't done it for years...seriously. I have just recently seen so many pretty things embossed that I have reconsidered it, and here is my first embossing in many years. I couldn't even believe that my old heat gun still worked. It kind of smelled funny, but it still worked! haha! 

Anyway, I embossed those white snowflakes on that strip with Versa mark and clear embossing powder, then I blended ink over it. I don't have any distress inks... yet, so I just used dye ink. I'm rethinking the distress ink thing too. I've seen way too many pretty backgrounds done with them, and now I might have to get some of those too. Said I wouldn't go there.... Anyway, I then randomly stamped a few snowflakes around. 

I colored and cut my cute little snow globe and santa with Copics and popped them up with foam tape. Then cut out the fabulous new wet paint joy die from PTI and adhered it flat to the card. 

  • Stamps: Winter Snow Globe-PTI, Snowflake Flurries- PTI, In The Meadow-PTI
  • Dies: Wet Paint Holiday die- PTI, Stitched border die- My Favorite Things
And because I know someone is going to ask, here is a photo of my snow globe cards sitting up there on my shelf with all of my little Halloween decorations! haha!

We’d love to have you play along with us! If you click on through to The Cutting Edge Challenge Blog, you’ll find lots of information, including:
  • The Winner of the last challenge, as well as the Top 3, are being announced;
  • The Cutting Edge Design Team is sharing their samples for the challenge, and they are pretty fabulous;
  • The InLinkz link-up tool for you to link up YOUR project!

This challenge will close on  Thursday, October 9th at 9:00am EDTso what are you waiting for?!  You can find everything you need to play along HERE.  We can’t wait to see what you create!!

Have a wonderful rest of the weekend!


Kay :)


  1. Absolutely exquisite, Kay! Your Santa globe is darling, and that embossed/sponged snowflake strip has taken my breath away!! You've worked magic with both techniques (dye inks do work wonderfully for creating backgrounds!). And that sentiment...WOW! Not only is your showcase card stunning, but so too is the set of companions you've shared! Carry on with the snow globe fascination; such incredible works of art!!

  2. Your card is so cute. Your snow globe with the little Santa in it is just adorable. And what a treat to see all those cards lined up.

  3. Kay your little Santa in the snow globe is so cute! Love what you did with the embossing and the dye ink too! And your additional snow globe cards are really Fantastic!! I just received my snow globe die from PTI yesterday.... Thanks for the inspiration!!

  4. Kay this is so festive, love your sweet snow globes!

  5. Oh, Kay--this brought a huge smile to my face! I love seeing all of your snow globe cards lined up like that, and today's card is bright and cheerful--perfection!!

  6. Such a sweet card! Those colors are wonderful!

  7. Awesomeness! I love the dye ink effect -- much more vivid! I too remember embossing everything and then..... not so much. LOVE your shelf with all those fabulous cards staring at you! Did you say you needed my address? :)

  8. Gorgeous card Kay - FAB collection on the shelves too!!!!

  9. Oh my, you are in the Christmas mood! Love all of your snow globe cards especially the one from your post today using embossing. I feel the same way about embossing. It was huge years ago and just like fashion, it's back.

  10. Fabulous!!!! Wow! Wow! Wow! Looks really amazing.

  11. Your card is absolutely lovely! Your embossing looks great too! Yay for trying it out again :)

    And I absolutely LOVE all of your cards on display! ♥

  12. Beautiful card with adorable Santa in the snow globe! I never would have guessed that you embossed the white snow flakes. I just thought they were part of the paper, but so pretty! And, wonderful display of your cards on the shelves!

  13. So adorable! Love the snow globes too they make for a very cute card!!

  14. This is lovely !! I love those snowglobe display :)

  15. Once again, I'm late for the party...but I'm so happy to be here!!!
    Firstly you are too FUNNY with your embossing and heat tool story...It kind of smelled funny? Oh glad it worked well after all this time! And, only "you" could get dye ink to behave so well, Kay! WTG!!!

    Your panel of snowflakes is gorgeous and your little Santa is darling sitting inside the snow globe! I also ♥ ♥ ♥ your new Joy die cut, and may have to buy that set :) Absolutely gorgeous card, Kay...WOW!

    Your snow globe cards on your shelf look so pretty! Might as well enjoy them for a while before you have to put them in the mail, right? I love the contrast of the Halloween decorations in the opposite corner, too...looks like your studio is a bright and happy place to play!

    So sorry for the novel, but I had to be sure to leave enough love to match all of your amazing creations! Hugs to you...Barb xo

  16. How did I miss this post? Love your snow globe card! I also love the snow globe cards all lined really are on a snow globe kick! They are wonderful and so you! I am using my very first heat gun too...and it works great!


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