Saturday, 13 October 2012

Snowflake Soiree

This card fought me all the way.  I had to work on it over two days because it was frustrating me so much!  I knew what I wanted but it just wasn't coming together.  Even now it doesn't look quite right to me but I refuse to spend any more time on it LOL.

I'm entering this card into both the Freshly Made Sketch challenge and the challenge at Just Add Ink, which is to use something new.  The JAI challenge came at a perfect time because on Thursday I received a rather large demo order, plus my class order, which of course I had to add to (I admire demos who can put in an order without adding just a little something to it...)  Anyway, suffice to say, I now have buckets of the promotion ribbon!

In my order was the Snowflake Soiree set, plus the 3 builder wheels that match.  This is also the first time I've used Raspberry Ripple in a significant way.  And I've been hoarding that silver glimmer paper.  Actually, I'll let you in on a little secret.  I'm so frugal with it, that I cut the inside of the rectangular frame and used it for the snowflakes.

Enough yapping.  Here's the card:

I'm convinced the word "Merry" is crooked, but it was really hard to decide which angle was straight.  I lined up the "err" but the "y" seems to be a bit higher.  Next time I'll try lining up the top of the "rry" and see if that looks better.

Thanks for looking.

Products used (all Stampin' Up!):

Stamps:  Snowflake Soiree
Cardstock:  Basic Black; Raspberry Ripple, Silver Glimmer Paper
Ink:  Raspberry Ripple; Versamark
Accessories:  Silver EP; Good Cheer Builder Wheel; Snow Flurry Die; Tasteful Trim Die; Silver Organdy Ribbon



Aimee Cretsinger said...

I started on a card with this same stamp set but ended giving up! Your card is just beautiful! Well worth all your effort!

Jen Timko said...

I'm so in love with snowflakes right now and you have used these beautifully!! Hmmm...time for me to pull out that Raspberry Ripple...these colors are awesome! Glad to see you this week at FMS!

Rita said...

Fun color combination for a Christmas card. I just bought Raspberry Ripple but haven't used it yet. Guess I need to! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches.

Nikki Spencer said...

Gorgeous colours Karen! l'm loving snowflakes this year and you have used them beautifully. I did chuckle at your sentiment issue....don't you just hate that...:0) Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink.

Jen Sannes said...

Oh, I how I love that sparkly snowflake! Love all that shimmer! Thanks for playing along with this week's sketch!

Jen said...

Such a beautiful Christmas card. So elegant with the silver glimmer paper! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Christine Blain said...

Your colour choices are beautiful, LOVE the silver shimmer scalloped edge, and you are way too hard on yourself about this card!! It's beautiful, Karren! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week :)

Anonymous said...

Love these snowflakes, so great done it the sparkly card. Chantell JAI

Stamping with Karlie said...

Great card Karren. The silver glimmer card really makes it shine :)