15 October 2013

The Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge # 79 - Snowflakes, Blue, White and Silver/Gray

Last week's challenge certainly resulted in another round of very creative cards. Well done everyone.
This weeks challenge theme is Snowflakes!! I know there are many wonderful stamps and dies available for these beautiful wee structures, so I am certain there will be more fabulous creations for this Merry Monday Challenge.



For my card I white embossed some snowflake stamps on the white background, then I gently 'smooshed' a little colour over the top using Distress and other dye inks. I made sure not to cover the white background completely so the colour remained vibrant. I used dies and a punch to make the 'popped-up' snowflakes.




Stamps:   Inkadinkadoo 'Snowflakes-a-Plenty', Merry Christmas (Microsoft Publisher)
Dies: Spellbinder Create A Flake Four, snowflake and circle punches
Inks: Hero Arts White Embossing powder, Versamark, Distress and Memento inks
Other: Silver yarn, buttons, rhinestones

Have a very creative week.
Thanks for visiting.
Karen

10 comments:

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card, Karen! Love the background and your pretty snowflakes! Wonderful holiday card!! :)

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Karen. Such a gorgeous design. Your embossed and die-cut snowflakes are so beautiful. LOVE that silver yarn that you've wrapped around the card - brilliant idea! Loll xx

Bonnie said...

What beautiful snowflakes that show so beautifully against the perfectly smooshed background! Love that silver yarn too!

Karren said...

Beautiful card, Karen. Those snowflake dies are gorgeous and your sponged background is a perfect backdrop.

Lesley said...

What a gorgeous card, Karen. Love the layering of snowflakes and the pretty silver yarn you used.

LeAnne said...

ALL your snowflakes are amazing....stamped as well as dies! Just beautiful!

Susan Joyce said...

Simply elegant, such a pretty card Karen, love every detail.

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful card Karen, your snowflakes are so pretty and I love the backgound you created.

stampwithsandy said...

Such a pretty background, Karen! Perfect to set off those great die cuts.

Shelia said...

Beautiful background for those pretty snowflakes!! I really like the shades of blue.