Saturday, December 29, 2012

Snowflake Blessings Card

Our yard is still covered with snow. I love to look at it, but hate to go anywhere in it. Winter always seems to be a great time to stay inside and craft. I've been battling headaches and stomach flu all week, another good time to craft, to get my mind off of life's annoyances. Since I didn't have enough Christmas cards early in December, I'm starting now to get ready for next year.

I decided to use this simple sketch from Fetch a Sketch to make a snowy card.

This is what I imaged when I saw the sketch.

The middle panel was embossed, then matted on the blue plaid side of a piece of patterned paper. The other side used for the strip going across is brown with dots and was also matted with the blue plaid side. The silver ribbon was the final touch to dress up that strip.

The snowflake and it's shadow were cut using Cricut Artiste. I would usually have cut them both the same size so that the white one was a little smaller. This time I tried cutting the white one 1.75" using the Noel key with Accent 1/shift and the blue one 1.5" Accent 1 no shift. I liked the way they still fit and dotted the white one with sparkles and glitter glue. The embossed showflakes got their share of tiny bits of glitter glue in the center.

Here's the inside message using a stamp from Our Daily Bread Designs, "His Gift." I hope you'll find a blessing in this message:

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
Card Crafter's Circle #55 - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnuts #105 - Anything Goes Christmas
Creative Craft Challenges 2 - Non-Traditional Christmas colors (twilight and chocolate)
Die Cuttin' Divas #95 - More Holiday Spirit
Fetch a Sketch #40 - sketch
Stamp and Create December Challenge - Sparkly Christmas or Winter

6.5" x 5" Christmas Card Recipe:
Paper - Close To My Heart "Winter Wonderland" (retired), Twilight cardstock
Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs "His Gift"
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, CTMH Twilight (sponged on snowflake shadow)
Accents - CTMH sparkles and Glitz Glitter Gel; Michael's silver holiday ribbon
Tools - CTMH Cricut Artiste, Martha Stewart snowflake punch (small one inside)

May God bless you on the snowy days of life!


Jennifer said...

These snowflakes are stunning! Love the added sparkle! Thank you for sharing with us at Card Crafter's Circle!

Hazel said...

This is such a pretty card - love the gorgeous snowflakes - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 105 - hope to see you again soon x

Creations by Shirl said...

Pretty snowflakes..Thanks for joining at at Creative Craft Challenge.

grandmabonnie said...

That is one stunning card! Thanks for sharing your talent at Card Crafter's Circle this week!

Julie said...

What a pretty card. Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges

Beverley said...

Gorgeous card. I love the image. Thanks for joining in our Non Traditional Christmas challenge at Creative Craft.
Bev x

Tip Top said...

Such a pretty card and love all the snowflakes! Thank you for joining in at Fetch A Sketch – hope you can join us again for the next challenge! Fetch A Sketch Challenges