Friday, November 5, 2010

Stamping 411 - Saturday Sketch Challenge

Well, the scrapbooking bug has bitten me again! I've created more layouts in the past 3 weeks than I have in the past year! WooHoo!! Maybe I'll actually get an album done one of these days. Now THAT would be something!

This week's card sketch for the Stamping 411 blog just spoke scrapbook page to me:

So, I made one, but it's not going in a book - look, I framed it!!

I took an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of Crumb Cake cardstock and stamped snowflakes in opposite corners using my Whisper White Craft ink and the Northern Flurries stamp set. Then I heat embossed them with Iridescent Ice embossing powder so they would sparkle. Next, I cut my photo at 5" x 7" and matted it with a piece of Rich Razzleberry cardstock cut at 5 1/8" x 7 1/8" and another cardstock piece of Basic Gray cut at 5 1/4" x 7 1/4".
I wrapped the length of the Crumb Cake cardstock background with a piece of Rich Razzleberry 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon and then mounted the photo over it with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Then I turned my attention to the snowflakes:

I took a piece of Rich Razzleberry and a piece of Basic Gray cardstock and covered them with Versamark ink, then heat embossed them with Iridescent Ice. Next, I used my Big Shot and the Northern Frost die to cut out some sparkly snowflakes! And I cut a few more with some Crumb Cake cardstock - unglittered. Each snowflake had a sparkly or shiny center added to it with Rhinestones, Rhinestone Brads or Silver Brads and then they each were added to the left side of the photo with Stampin' Dimensionals. I have to say that I really love how this turned out!

The final touches were done on the lower right corner of the layout:

I added a bow of Rich Razzleberry Ribbon which was jazzed up with more glittery snowflakes and a Rhinestone Brad. The journaling tag was done with the Top Note Die on my Big Shot with Crumb Cake cardstock. I stamped the greeting from the Hope Happens stamp set with Rich Razzleberry ink and added Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the edge with my 2 Way Glue pen. It's simply attached to the back of the photo with SNAIL adhesive.

Once I finished it, I popped the glass out of a document frame that I'd picked up at the big blue box store and voila - instant wall art!

Be sure to visit the Stamping 411 blog and see what the other operators did with the sketch for you this week, I know you'll be inkspired! :)
Stamped blessings,


  1. Beautiful! I need to think of some new adjectives for use when visiting your blog - beautiful, amazing and awesome are getting worn out.

  2. Goodness! This is just fantastic!! I love it . . . your snowflakes are just out of this world! Way to go, Robin!
    Hugs -

  3. Wow, I love the snowflakes -- I have that die but haven't had a chance to play with it yet. Thanks for the suggestion about using the iridescent ice on them! It is absolutely gorgeous!

  4. This is stunning. I can't believe there aren't more comments. I love comments on mine so I really try and comment on others too. I love the colors and the fact that you framed it.

  5. WOW, Robin -- this project is absolutely AMAZING! I love the different colored glittery snoflakes. What a keepsake you have created! Will definitely need to CASE this gorgeous idea! Thanks for the fabulous inspiration! Blessings, Gretchen

  6. Beautiful! What a great idea, I haven't done any scrapbooking in a long time but I think I need to now.

  7. What a wonderful way to showcase your scrapbook page! The snowflakes are beautiful. I had to go back to the catalog to look up the die as I had rather dismissed it when I first looked through the mini. Now I see it in a different eye!
    Sue Erickson aka The Soggy Stamper

  8. What a great idea Robin! Love this and will probably use this idea. Thanks for sharing.

  9. There are no words.. this is so beautiful! I love your color choices... I can see this being a wonderful idea for grandparent gifts, but if I made this one, i'd probably hoard it.. :D

  10. Oh my...I don't know what else to say this time...this ROCKS!!! I am so going to steal this idea for a picture of my boys :)

  11. You go girl! You are such a scrapper now! Love the colors and all that shimmer!

  12. Wow...what a wonderful pretty in pink page!! I just got the snowflakes, but haven't done this yet!! Beautiful!!

  13. This is SO beautiful and what a great idea to frame it! Great job, Robin!


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