Friday, October 28, 2011

Serene Snowflake Card

Back to Christmas cards today. This is an updated version of a card I made last year. And I like this version better than the first one. Which is a good thing, wouldn't you agree? It would be a pitiful thing if I updated an old card and didn't like the newer version. Of course if that happened, you can be sure I wouldn't be posting it here for you to see. Gotta hide all the rejects, you know! Anyway, on to the new and improved snowflake card. Ta Da...

Stamps: Serene Snowflakes, and Bells and Boughs
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, and Very Vanilla
Ink: Early Espresso
Accessories: Big Shot with Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, Smooch Accent Ink Illuminate Top Coat, Extra Large Oval Punch, Victoria Crochet Ribbon, Sponge Dauber, and Dimensionals

This angle shows off the Northern Flurry Embossing really well. It's pretty enough to stand on it's own if you do a white-on-white card. Now wouldn't that be lovely? (Hmmm, file that in the brain for future reference.) But this card has more of a laid-back country feel to it with the crochet trim and earthy colors. I thought the swirly sentiment from Bells and Boughs set went very nicely with the swirly designs of the stamped snowflakes. This angle doesn't show off the lovely Smooch Accent Ink touched on the embossed snowflakes, so...

I took this shot to show you how delicately shimmery the embossed snowflakes really are. Very soft and subtly done with the Illuminate Top Coat. Of course this part took the longest to do. It dried very quickly, but was a little putzy puting all the small dots on. So I won't be making dozens of this card, but maybe a few more for some special friends. We'll see.

Thanks for taking time out to stop in again. This has been a great week for getting some cards made. Hopefully I have time and this creative streak continues on. It's fun having new things to post for you a little more regularly. Have a wonderful day! Sharon

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