Friday, December 9, 2011

Special Friend Snowflake Card

I am on yet another quest to find clear work surfaces in my craft room.  I just can't seem to keep from piling one project and it's leftovers, on top of another and I need to do a major excavation!

When I first got the 'Tis the Season cartridge, I cut all of the snowflake designs.  You can see all of them in this photo and read more about the cartridge HERE.


I used some of the snowflakes to make these three dimensional ornaments.  You can read about how I did this HERE.  I am trying to use all of the other bits and pieces that have accumulated on my craft island and tables - I need some clear surfaces to work on a couple of big projects!

I made a quick card and used another snowflake on the front - my pile of snowflakes is getting smaller!

The card is an A2 card - plain white cardstock cut at 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches and then folded in half to make a card 5 1/2 inches wide and 4 1/4 inches tall.  I embossed the front of the card by folding it around the Cuttlebug "Large Snowflake" embossing folder.  This is a 5 x 7 inch folder so it was easy to have the embossing cover the entire card front.

The sentiment is one of the Craftwell Cards accents (thanks to my friend Enfys who gave me an assortment of these when we saw each other in LA).  The shape is not quite exactly the same as the smallest Nestabilities oval die but they line up pretty well - just a little extra of the blue is showing on the sides.

I used foam circles to raise the snowflake and the sentiment from the embossed card front. 

I added some gradient gem stickers and a snowflake gem from Creative Charms to highlight the snowflake and the sentiment.  The snowflake is cut from Core'dinations gemstone cardstock and the shadow background is cut from the Core Couture glitter cardstock.

The top of the card looked a little plain and the embossed edge was showing a bit so I decided to add a ribbon and bow along the top.

I tied the ribbon right around the card.  I wanted some thin and sparkly ribbon and I just bought a couple of yards of this ribbon a few days ago.  In the light, I realized that the edges have more of a gold tone so I may switch the ribbon if I can find the same type with a silver edge.  Otherwise, I'll just keep singing "Silver and Gold" to myself until I am convinced that they look fine together!  (That was my favorite song from the Rudolph Christmas Special - Burl Ives made a great snowman!).

I chose this particular snowflake for the card because it had a style similar to the embossed snowflakes.

This is a simple card but the special cardstock that I used for the snowflake and sentiment backer give it a nice glow.  As always, when you are able to see and hold the card you can get a better idea of the sparkly effect of the gems and the cardstock.

Blitsy added lots of new items to the store on Wednesday (Stickles, Liquid Pearls, Spellbinders Presto Punch and templates) There will be some more new things posted at 10 a.m. central time today - I can't wait to see what they have to offer this time.  If you haven't joined the free membership site yet, here is my link

After you join, you can refer your friends and family - go to the "invites" page to get your link and you may earn some credits to use for shopping on the site.  Sales last for a week (while supplies last) and new items are posted on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and 10 a.m. Central Time.

We didn't get any snow yet but the temperature is much colder - maybe we'll see some flurries this weekend.  I hope you have a great weekend.

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  1. Very pretty Diane. You sound like me. Talking myself into liking the card!--Pat N.

  2. Love your card! I didn't realize how many beautiful snowflakes were on this cartridge.

  3. beautiful card

  4. I love snowflakes. I might border the card with the blue. I spent the day making tags will send you a pic of one
    Thank you
    Linda in Stanwood

  5. Beautiful card. I happen to like it without the ribbon! I'm a snowflake lover also.


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