Wednesday, May 2, 2012

A Snowflake is Winter's Butterfly Card

Hot and humid here today and 70% chance of a thunderstorm. Odd weather. One day we are wearing coats and the furnace is running, the next day its hot and humid. We got a lot of rain on Monday though so that was good.

Today's card is based on a sketch by the "Always playing with Paper" blog and this time I remembered their only rule - make a Christmas card!

I've had this stamp for a few years now....one of the first stamps I bought when I first decided to make my own cards....so I doubt if its available anywhere. I stamped it on white cardstock and embossed it with white embossing powder - same with the sentiment. Then, while they were still in the die, I rubbed Broken China Distress Ink on it, wiping off the excess ink from the stamped image. It needed something to set it off so I chose black to pick up the black in the ribbon. The strip down the middle is a peel and stick ribbon. This is quite a large stamp and it took the largest die in this label set (Spellbinders) to cut it out so I had to trace around the outside edge of it on the black cardstock and cut it out with scissors to frame it. I do this a lot and it's a pain, but it works.  The sentiment was cut out from another die set.  Digging around in my stash I found a piece of paper that had the same colours in so I cut two pieces from it, outlined in black again and assembled it all.

8 comments:

Notes by Nina said...

Wow, this is stunning. Thank you for playing along with Merry Monday.

Wendy said...

What a beautiful Christmas card with the perfect sentiment on it! Love your colors too! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

K1 said...

Gorgeous Violet!!

K1 said...

Gorgeous Violet!!

Bonnie said...

Very pretty! I love this dancing snowflake.

Patrice said...

Great card...I hope you'll join me again at 52 Card Pickup this week!

http://www.oldbackporch.com/2012/05/52-card-pickup-week-18.html

Lesley said...

The white embossed and then resisted with blue ink is just so pretty Violet! Love it! Thanks for playing with us at Merry Monday!

LeAnne said...

Beautiful colors you've chosen for your card! Love that snowflake! Thanks for playing with the Merry Monday challenge this week and sharing your creation with us!

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