Friday, January 20, 2012

Come On Baby Light My Fire

Happy Friday everyone! Don't you just love the name of my post today? Hee Hee! I love that song and it is so fitting for this card seeing as how I kinda went pyro on it. Pyro? Yes, I lit almost everything on fire! LOL!
I started by emossing the background with the Cuttlebug Snowflakes folder and inking over the high spots with white ink. I then lit all the edges on fire to get this cool look. The snowflake was cut from Winter Lace and I made a rossette and punched the edges with a Martha Stewart border punch. And then, I lit it all the edges on fire. I actually burned down the holes from the border punch so the appear to be open. I stamped the sentiment which is from Whimsical Designs Snow Much Fun stamp set and burned the edges of the mat too. (P.S. Did you know there is a Design Team call going on for Whimsical Designs Stamps? If you're interested head over to Whimsical Designs and click on the contact button at the top of the page.)
To finish I added some ribbon and a bow with a button center. I really like how this technique looks, but be warned, I burnt my fingers a little! LOL!
I am going to enter this into the following challenges:
1. My Craft Spots Monday Challenge- Snow Much Fun
2. Fantabulous Cricut- Snow Fun
3. The Paper Variety- Use a fan fold embellishment
Thanks for looking and have a wonderful weekend!


girlia said...

So pretty. Good luck in the challenges

Yoshiras time to craft said...

very cute the burnt edges.tfs

Suzanne said...

Love the tan and white. So pretty. The embossing and the burnt edges are perfect. Thanks for sharing at FCCB this week.

Pat N. said...

Wow, what a nice card, Gigi! Very cool technique you used there, you pyromaniac!! lol--Pat N.

Sherrie K. said...

Very pretty Gigi! The rosette is gorgeous and I love the burnt edges:)
Sherrie K

Georgiana said...

I really like the burnt edges of your rosette. You are a pryo! Of course, with all the cold weather we need a little fire to stay warm.

Carson's Creations

bonnie said...

This is just so adorable sweetie :) hugs x

Suzy said...

WOW! love everything about this card :) Thanks for sharing your rosette embellishment at The Paper Variety :)
- Suzanne, TPV cofounder

Unknown said...

Gorgeous! I love the embossing, and the rosette is so pretty. The distressing is so pretty..I think I remember you telling me about this card..well it came out unbeleivable!!!!

Jayne said...

Gorgeous card Gigi.Fabulous embossing and I adore your brave to burn,but great effect!Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot.
Jayne x

Kate said...

This is so pretty! Those burned edges are fabulous and such an interesting look with the snowflake. I love it! (I think I'd be too afraid to try - worried about burning my card AND house to the ground!)
Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot and at Fantabulous Cricut!


Jennie Garcia said...

That is so beautiful and elegant!! I love the little detail in the bow!! I love the Pyro-Chic look, lol. Thanks for Playing with us @ FCCB!!
TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @

AmyJRockstar said...

Hi Gigi,
This card is super daring! ;) We loved it at FCCB. Stop on by to see our Wednesday post! You rocked the challenge again!

XO ~ Amy Jo (FCCB Coordinator)

P.S. OMG, those stamps are just too cute!!!

Theresa said...

what a beautiful card. i love how the edges came out. thanks for playing along with The Paper Variety.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Congrats! Just came from The Paper Variety blog & your wonderful snowflake card made the Top 5.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"