Friday, February 19, 2010

IDOS Winter Card Olympics Challenge #3 - Ice, Ice, Baby!

Ok Card Olympians, let's get frosty!! For this challenge, we want to see some ICE! Jana's favorite ice on cards is iridescent ice and the faux diamond dust technique. We'd love to see YOUR favorite ways to include ice or snow on your cards!

Head over to I Dream of Stamping Challenge #3 with your Icy entry before 5pm PST on February 28th for your chance to win the Paper Pretties stamp set S.W.A.K.!!

I used the adorable stamp, Building Snowman Maya from La-La Land Crafts. I stamped it with Tuxedo Black on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock. I used Copics to color the image. A "frame" was punched out with a square punch. I used this frame over my stamped image and used my VersaMark ink pad to ink up the open area (over the stamped image). Then I poured Iridescent Ice all over it. Here's what it looks like before I heated it up:

Then I heated it up until it looked like this (I think I may have overheated it a bit):

Here's my final card and a closeup:

Come play along with us!

IDOS Winter Card Olympics Challenge #2 - Heat Embossing!

Have you been watching the Olympic games? Brrrr!
We are already on challenge #2 over at "I Dream of Stamping" blog. This time, we're challenging you to get warmed up after watching all that ice and snow and do some HEAT EMBOSSING!

We would love to have you play along with us! The prize for this challenge is the level II Occasions mini catalog hostess set Picnic Parade in clear mount form. You have until February 28th to link up your entry HERE. All winners will be posted on our I Dream of Stamping blog on March 1st!

I used the darling "Look Who's Perky" stamp set from Paper Pretties. I stamped the swirly frame in Tuxedo Black (Memento) on designer paper from Daisy Bucket. Then I cut the frame out by hand. I used VersaMark ink pad over the entire frame and then sprinkled Glassy Glaze embossing powder (SU). After I heated it up, it looked like this:

Then I stamped the coffee cup and mug in black Staz-On and stamped it over the glazed frame. I stamped the cup, mug, and sugar bowl on misc. scraps of designer paper by Daisy Bucket and cut them out by hand. Dimensionals were used to pop them up onto the glazed frame.

Here is my final card!

Come play with us! I can't wait to see what you come up with!