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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Two Sides of Snowhaven

Here are two takes on this Atlantic Hearts Sketch:

Each one shows a different side of Close to My Heart's new Snowhaven paper pack.  First up is the bold, vibrant side:

Black, White, and Red is a high energy color combination that is only slightly lowered by the addition of Whisper and Glacier.  The tree is heat embossed and colored with the new ShinHan markers.  I also used a marker to color some clear sparkles to use as embellishments.  

Now take away the red and you get a clean, graphic effect that is calmer:

Once again I heat embossed the tree, but this time I did no coloring and used some retired blue sparkles and a snowflake brad from the old Mistletoe Mini Medley as embellishments.  To make the star motif, I used the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge to cut the star on page 25 and then cut it across from valley to valley to get diamonds.

I personally like the second version better, but the first follows the sketch more closely, so that is the one I will enter.  Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time, Hansi

Materials used, all Close to My Heart unless otherwise noted:
Paper:  Snowhaven with Black, White Daisy, Cranberry, and Glacier cardstock
Ink:  Black pigment ink with Carmine and Cerulean Blue Light ShinHan markers
Stamps:  Holiday Wishes (retired), Scandinavian Wishes (retired)
Embellishments:  Clear Sparkles, Blue Sparkles (retired), Mistletoe Mini Medley (retired), Pewter frame (retired)
Other:  Clear Detail embossing powder,  Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge


  1. These are beautiful. I love your design from the sketch.

  2. Wow, both are stunning and beautiful. What a great way to showcase this beautiful paper ! Thanks for the inspirtation and for sharing with us at AHSC!

  3. They are both wonderful! Thanks for playing along with AHSC!

  4. oh my.. I LOVe them both but my very favourite is the second one.. Stunning!!!!
    thanks for joining us at the AHSC.

  5. Wow, simply stunning cards....I love the tree on both cards, both so very pretty and eye catching. Great job. Thanks for playing along with us at AHSC.

  6. Wow! I think both of these cards are gorgeous!!! I don't even know which one would be my favourite! Thanks for playing along at AHSC.

  7. I love both cards but the blue one is just so me! great take on the sketch! Thanks for playing along at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!