It’s Faux Cool!

Today’s chick challenge is a cool one, faux cool that is.  We’re playing with faux snow.  (You can check out the challenge forum here if you’d like to play too!) 

Due to my choice of papers I wanted a clear or white snow.  (Some have a blue, purple or pink shine.  I didn’t want that for this card.)

Warm Greetings


I first tried UTEE for the snow (without heat setting).  I got that idea from Julia but I obviously have a different brand than what she used because once I got it on there, I didn’t like it at all.  (Hers was gorgeous.)  I found mine to have a bit too much of an ivory tone and not so many chunky, light-reflective pieces.  Then I remembered that a while back, my friend, Jody, made me buy this huge tub of Diamond Dust.  Yes, she made me buy it.  She’s like that, you know.  😉  But, now I’m so glad I had it on hand, so thanks, Jody! 🙂  (hee, hee, hee)

I glued some Diamond Dust over the UTEE and then added some dots of dust into the snowflake centers on the background for a bit more sparkle…which, of course, you can’t see very well in this photo but it looks very sparkly in person.

Be sure to check out these other CHF designers to see their faux cool projects!

Julia      Kristine      Dawn       Jen       Lesley

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great day!

StampsCornish Heritage Farms “Christmas Critters” (Kim Hughes Collection), “U R A Hoot!” (Kim Hughes Collection), “The Landing Pad” (Kim Hughes Collection), Classic Essential Expressions (Mona Lisa Moments)   Ink:  Adirondack Pitch Black by Ranger   Cardstock:  Prism Natural Smooth, Vanilla Cream   Patterned Paper: Basic Grey Wassail   Accessories:  Copic markers, UTEE, Flora Craft Diamond Dust, Cinnamon Stickles (Ranger), trim (Webster’s Pages), clear glaze pen (Sakura), button, white string, EK Success ¾” circle punch, sewing machine, pop dots.  Card size 5” x 5”.

17 responses to “It’s Faux Cool!

  1. Oh Michele I love this card!! So many wonderful details. LOL about the UTEE!! The Diamond Dust looks wonderful!

  2. I think this looks great! and the way you did your button is super cute!

  3. This is adorable Michele, love your snow! I have problems with UTEE as well, my turns cloudy when heated, yuk!

  4. oh, this turned out so CUTE Michele…it’s faux COOL!
    all your trials paid off!!

  5. Gasp this is soooo adorable!!!! I love the texture, that fabulous trim, gorgeous paper…love it all!

  6. Wow…soooo pretty and sparkly, Michele!! I love your pretty papers with all of your stitching!! Love your fibers and button treatment too…and of course those adorable images!!

  7. Hmmmm, what a great idea for the Utee….I never would have thought of that.

    LOVE this card 🙂 And that trim is to.die.for (I need some of it STAT!!)

  8. OMGOSH this is soooo super cute M! I love the paper, layout, I love it all!

  9. So sweet and just beautiful! I really love the textures and warm colors!!

  10. That is gorgeous! WOWZERS! OH and quit whining about ME making you buy something! You KNOW you are in the doghouse right now for making me buy all that CHF stuff! LOL Anyway… that big ol’ jar is cool AND it’ll last you a lifetime! LMAO

  11. So adorable, sweet and sparkly. My Utee is quite lonely and unused.

  12. What a beautiful card, Michele – amazing!

  13. Oh wow this is too cute! I adore the sparkle and that you made the deer a white tail! I absolutely love this! And I’m probably gonna case this one too…lol!! Fantastic!

  14. Great card-love the snow/icey look. Turned colder here yesterday so that time is coming. tfs your cool reindeer card.

  15. This is so darn cute! It’s just so wintery! Those papers are warm and cozy! 🙂

  16. Oh my freakin’ goodness… did I miss THIS?~! It’s totally adorable…love your snow! Those images are precious too….off to catch up on your blog…having a sick kid this week has limited my computer time…rats!

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