Friday, October 15, 2010

Sparkling Snowflakes

Hello everyone,

The idea for today's card came to me in the shower - again. It is inspired by Wednesday's Sisterhood of Crafters challenge to use bling; today's Christmas Stamping All Year Long photo inspiration; and today's Paper Cutz anything goes challenge.

The card base is Stampin' Up Ruby Red. The images are Stampin' Up Serene Snowflakes, stamped in Whisper White ink and heat embossed with Close To My Heart white and Stampendous Winter Wonderland embossing powders. The ribbon is from Offray. The embellishments are Jolees Jewels.

I just love this card. It is even better than I imagined in the shower. I have to say that this is the second version. I used a sentiment on the first card and not only was it crooked, but it was just too much for this rather simple card which in the end, doesn't need a sentiment at all. I love the bling on the snowflakes. The jewels are a perfect highlight. I do have to say that as much as I love Close To My Heart's silver pearl embossing powder, the white embossing powder was horrible and I'm actually wondering if I got a bad batch as it was clumped and sticky. Rather what I imagine flock must be like.

I'm off to a pyjama crop for the United Way tonight. I can't wait to just create the night away and hope I'm really productive. I'll share some of the cards over the next few days.

I hope you enjoy this card and come back to SPI again soon.



  1. Oh this is very elegant and love how you used the room decorations as inspiration!! Great job - thanks for playing at Paper Cutz this week!

  2. So beautifully sparkly, this is a perfect card for mailing =) Thanks for joining the Sisterhood challenge this week!