My name, Karin, was pretty common when I was growing up...just not the spelling. Unless you are of German heritage like I am. So, I have spent my entire life answering the question, "What is your name"?... With, "Karin...with an "i"! Who knew it would come in handy all these years later when I went to name my blog.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

A Winter Wonderland

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Hi Everyone,

I'm popping in today with a holiday card for you, which hopefully will whet your appetite for the upcoming Magical Winter Moments blog hop, brought to you by Sparkle and Sprinkle.  Mark your calenders, because September 22nd will be here soon! 

Since I had this big bold solid Pine Forest (3379-414P) stamp from the set Winter Swirl (414) I used the emboss resist technique for my card today.  I know I've done this technique before, but this was the first time I used White Detail Embossing Powder (EP298) instead of clear, and boy do I love the results!

I also used  the following stamps from the same set to create the card:
Snowflakes (3383-414A)
A Winter Wonderland (3388-414AA)

For further details, I will send you over to the Sparkle and Sprinkle blog, because it's my first day featuring one of my cards over there!

Thanks for stopping by....

Challenges for this card:
Sweet Stampin-Anything but Birthday
Our Creative Corner-Stamp on Patterned Paper (Book page for me)
Marks Finest Papers-Bring on the Bling
Show and Tell-Anything Goes
Crafters Companion-Christmas Wishes
Make it Monday-Anything Goes
Woodware USA-Anything Goes
Details not listed above-Paper: The Paper Company, Ink: Memento, Versamark, Stampin' Up!, Punches: EK Success, Gem embellishment: Recollections, Ribbon from my supplies.


Nancy said...

Beautiful card!! I love the stamping right on the printed paper!! Nice touches! Thanks for joining us this week at Woodware USA!!

Monica said...

This is a great card and I love your embossing in white. You always come up with unusual stuff. Great to be your follower, Karin!

xxx Monica

TannyP said...

Wow Karin - that's gorgeous! I love the embossed trees on the printed paper. The background is gorgeous and that color combination is always one of my Winter faves =)

CraftygasheadZo said...

Beautiful. Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Boots. Zo x

Fiona said...

this is lovely...a great christmas card, love the sparkle.

Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week.


Abi said...

love that stamp & you've made it look fab with the emboss resist. A gorgeous Christmas card! Thanks so much for playing along with Sweet Stampin x

Lindsey said...

Beautiful, Karin! I love the emboss resist with the green and the white ep.

Rene said...

Oooh this is SO pretty!!!
Thank you so much for joining us at Make it Monday! To be in with a chance to win this week's prize all you need to do is leave a comment for one or more of the entries this week and let them know you saw their creation on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning! And don't forget about the birthday blog hop!
Rene :D

Amanda R said...

So elegant Karin! Great use of the stamp, it looks so peaceful in that setting.

Holly Kean said...

I love this resist technique! So fun and I'm glad you shared a holiday card. I just can't get enough of them! Thanks for joining us this week on Our Creative Corner!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

This is gorgeous Karin! I just love how you did the background for those beautiful trees. Very eye catching with lots of appeal. Thank you so much for playing along with Speedy's Friends Challenge this week. It is a pleasure to visit to see what you made for us. Good luck in the stamp drawing and we look forward to seeing you next week.

Bear Hugs,

MacKenzie said...

I can't tell what kind of "fancy fold" you used for our challenge, but the front of your card sure is cute :-) Thanks for joining us this week at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long!

1CardCreator said...

Wow, this is stunning!

Designing with Debbie said...

Beautiful Christmas card. I love how you colored the trees and your DP is too cool. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week.

Winnie and Patty said...

Karin--This is a wonderful Christmas card with lots of blling! Just love it! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!

Cheryl said...

This is a gorgeous card! I love all the sparkle, shine and bling. This technique looks fabulous on the text paper.

Brenda said...

Beautiful card!!!Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!

Kerrie said...

Beautiful card.

Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

Crafting Misfit said...

This is a fabulous card!

Thanks for linking up on Show and Tell this week!
Rebecca "Crafting Misfit"
Stop by my blog anytime!

Dee's Craft Room said...

Great card.

Thank you for joining the first Crafty Boots challenge.


Amy Tidd said...

What a fab use of the emboss resist technique!! Thanks for playing along with the first crafty boots challenge! Amyxx

Anne Marie said...

Wow, Karin! Such a elegant holiday card. I love how those embossed trees just pop off the patterned paper. The jewel and the fun ribbon are the perfect finishing touches, too. Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner! :)

Paula said...

Fabulous card - thanks for sharing it with us at the crafters companion!!!

Paula. x

Paula said...

Fabulous card - thanks for sharing it with us at the crafters companion!!!

Paula. x

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