Sunday, November 19, 2017

Snowflake Dreams Christmas Card

Hello everyone and apologies for my absence, I've been working behind the scenes on magazine articles and future DT projects which I can't share with you quite yet so haven't had anything to post!  But I'm caught up (for the time being that is ;O) so was able to get another Christmas card made to link up with Linda Coughlin's 12 Tags Of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style challenge.  If you haven't heard about Linda's challenge yet, click here to head on over and check out her week #1 tag and to see what wonderful prizes you can win from her online store The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

My Snowflake Dreams card was inspired by Linda's week #6 tag (yes, I'm behind yet again!).  Even though my card looks nothing like Linda's tag, I was inspired by the lacey die cut she used, the snowflakes and the silvery stenciled stars on her tag.


This card ended up going in a completely different direction than what I'd envisioned and I have to admit it's not one of my favourites.  There aren't any vintage elements (other than that lovely little Fluted Star) and not a spec of brown ink or stain which has me slightly hyperventilating but I'm trying to embrace my 'modern' side LOL!

I started out with a A2 sized blue cardstock blank and stenciled the background through Tim Holtz's Stamptember 2017 stencil which has the same design on it as his Starry stencil.  I stenciled Rebekah Meier Designs Mixed Media Medium through the stencil and when it had dried clear and tacky burnished some of her Vintage Tin Mixed Media Transfer Foil over top.


I  then added a strip of silvery grey ribbon to the top and bottom edges of the card front.

To bring in the lacey element on Linda's tag, I die cut Tim Holtz's Doily from white cardstock and embossed it with Emerald Creek Craft Supplies Iridescent Shimmer embossing powder.  I tried to show the shimmer from this wonderful embossing powder in the pic below but the camera just doesn't like to pick it up unfortunately.  Initially I was only going to use a portion of the Doily die cut on the card but it reminded me of a paper snowflake so decided to use the whole thing.


And speaking of paper snowflakes, I then die cut several of Tim's Mini Paper Snowflakes from PeelnStick Toner sheet that I covered with Lapis Watercolour Deco Foil.  Love this Lapis Watercolour foil, it has hints of blue, silver and gold throughout it.

And finally, I added the sentiment from Tim's Holiday Talk Metallic Stickers onto a silver rimmed label from his Labels Metallic Stickers and popped it up on a piece of white fun foam.  I embossed the outside edges of the label with a bit more of the Iridescent Shimmer embossing powder and then added one of the Fluted Stars.


And that was it, here are a couple of close ups.



Hope that you've enjoyed seeing it, not my usual fare to be sure but it is growing on me LOL!  I'm hoping to get at least one more card done for Linda's challenge in the next day or two so will be back to share it with you when it's done.  Thanks as always for stopping by and happy creating!

Deb xo

3 comments:

  1. Great card and wonderful use of stencils and dies! Where you live you may actually get a white Christmas, where I live it never seems to happen, so we will just have to keep dreaming lol...

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  2. A very beautiful card Deb, the doily does indeed resemble a very elegant snowflake and the added snowflakes look gorgeous! Hugs, Anne xx

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  3. Oh wow, sensational! Love the foiled snowflakes and the shimmery starry background is wonderful. Love that doily and it's perfectly used here. Great to have you back for Week #6!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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