Dec 16 2010

Create with Connie and Mary Snowflake

This week's Thursday Challenge over on Create with Connie and Mary was to use this YUMMY looking cake as our inspiration!  Wow…so many things…snowflakes, stripes, pearls, bows…tons of items to use on a card!  Plus, I think Topsy-Turvy cakes are SO much fun.  One day, I'd like to have a big decorated cake like this for my birthday!



So here is my card based on the cake inspiration!



I knew right away I wanted to use the BIG Snowflake #2 die on my card.  I ended up using BOTH the snowflake and the Northern Frost Strip die for the small one under the Blue Glimmer Brad.  I also used the Snowflake Punch behind the bow!  Lots of snowflakes going on! 


The base is Marina Mist cardstock, then I layered on Whisper White that I ran thru the Big Shot with the FInial Press Impressions Folder.  I made the Snowflake #2 out of Marina Mist, then added Tombow Adhesive Glue on the edges and sprinkled on White Chunky Glitter.  I added the Whisper White punched snowflake over the big one.  I made a bow out of the length of Marina Mist Satin Ribbon, then used the Subtles Glimmer Brad and the smallest snowflake in the center to hold the bow tied.  I placed the bow with a Stampin' Dimensional in the center of the snowflakes.


Finally, I stamped Winter Wonderland from Stampin' Up!'s Bright Christmas in Marina Mist Classic Ink, then free-hand cut it along the curve.  It is attached to the front with Stampin' Dimensionals, too.


Lots of sparkle on this card!  I love how it turned out!  Make sure to check out what the rest of the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge Team did with the cake inspiration!  All our cards are totally different…I think you'll love them!  And, since you have LOTS of inspiration, we want to see what YOU create!  Post it over on inlinkz so we can see!

11 People have left comments on this post

Dec 16, 2010 - 03:12:58
lamanuelle said:

Magnifique!! Bises. Nadine

Dec 16, 2010 - 12:12:27
Deb said:

WOW! I love how this one turned out, too!!! This card makes me feel like I am in a 'heavenly' winter wonderland!! (Not the miserable kind – lol) Love it!!

Dec 16, 2010 - 12:12:15
Dale Morin said:

Beautiful card!

Dec 16, 2010 - 09:12:20
Kathy Slamar said:

I am totally amazed that you found such a fun cake and then made it into a challenge!  Love your card, especially the Marina Mist bow with the snowflake.  A true WOW!

Dec 16, 2010 - 09:12:15
Kathy Slamar said:

I'm thinking your banner matches the cake! 🙂

Dec 17, 2010 - 05:12:46

Such a sparkly card!  So ornate and pretty!
Thanks for the comment on my blog!

Dec 17, 2010 - 11:12:44
Renee said:

I really like this!

Dec 18, 2010 - 12:12:25

Love it- the snowflakes are divine! Love the composition, the colors and the sparkle:-)  I am looking forward to seeing all of the other entries and creating a card as well- thanks again for the inspiration!

Dec 21, 2010 - 12:12:02
Debbie Henderson said:

I love the Marina Mist and glitter. The snowflakes are goreous. Happy Holidays!

Dec 21, 2010 - 08:12:30

WOWZA! I am in love with that layered snowflake – so, so pretty. And that little touch of glitter is just to die for! Wonderful!

Dec 22, 2010 - 02:12:37

Beautiful card!