Oct 05 2009

Serene Snowflakes


Good morning!  I hope you had a great weekend.  My craft fair was a moderate success and I did get to spend Sunday stamping and catching up (and CLEANING my studio!)

I love making Christmas cards…especially those with snowmen and snowflakes.  Of course, I had to buy Serene Snowflakes in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Mini catalog.

My design team challenge over on LateNightStampers is to create a single layer card.  Now…you KNOW that is SO not me!  I love layers!  I had a really hard time thinking of what to do until this popped in my head! 

I started with a base of Confetti White cardstock because it has a heavier weight than regular Whisper White cardstock.  It is cut to 4 1/4 x 11 and folded in half.  I stamped the Serene Snowflakes and Four the Holidays words across the front in Night of Navy Classic Ink.  I used my circle punches in different sizes and punched them thru scrap cardstock to make templates.  Then I took a sponge dauber and Bashful Blue Classic Ink to make the circle shadows in the background…just swirled the ink around the opening of the template.  Tip:  Start with the large one and then fill in with the smaller ones.  I made sure that one of the circles covered the center of the large snowflake.

It is hard to see, but I did add some Crystal Effects and Dazzling Diamonds to the centers of each snowflake and the tips of the larger one.  I wrapped some Silver Stretch Cord around the left fold and tied a bow.  Clean and simple!  It would be easy to make a lot of these for Christmas cards!

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Set:  Serene Snowflakes (115438), Four the Holidays (115921)

Classic Inks:  Night of Navy (102977), Bashful Blue (105209)

Cardstock:  Confetti White (102028)

Accessories:  Silver Stretch Cord (109866), Dazzling Diamonds (102023), Crystal Effects (101055)

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4 People have left comments on this post

Oct 5, 2009 - 08:10:49
Jayne Fuller said:

This is such a great card! I love it, thanks for sharing!

Oct 5, 2009 - 08:10:00
Carole Mork said:

OMG!! I love the looks! It is very difficult to come up with an idea using only one layer. You did a terrific job! Thanks for sharing!

Oct 11, 2009 - 12:10:40
Nancie said:

Beautiful card I love the Snow It looks even better on paper!