Many Shiny Snowflakes

Hello once again. I have taken some time to play in my craft room, and have created the following card:

Do you think there are enough snowflakes and shine?

I used an alcohol ink background previously created, some Simon Says Stamp holographic silver card, and the Tim Holtz 3D embossing folder – which also die cuts the snowflakes at the same time – to create the two different sized snowflakes.

I used a slimline card base and placed the snowflakes where I felt they should go. Some were hanging off the edge, and when I had cut those overhanging pieces off, I then placed those little bits into some spaces around the edge. I didn’t glue the snowflakes down completely – just the centres of them – so there was some movement and dimension.

In the other spaces on the card I added some sequins for even more shine.

The sentiment is also from Tim Holtz, stamped with a Distress Oxide, then used a blending foam to spread the ink around the sentiment – something I saw how to do from one of Tim’s live YouTube videos. I was amazed that the sentiment itself didn’t blur, but he colour was able to be blended – love it.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Stamps N Fun – Creativity Snowflakes

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday ChallengeHappy Holidays/Christmas

Watercooler Challenge – occasions

Creatalicious Challenge atg with option of Christmas

Aud Sentiments Challenge Christmas/New Year/Winter and sentiment

Cards Galore Challenge atg

12 Months Of Christmas atg Christmas

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Stitched Blooms

Hello once again. I have been making a card today, to enter a few challenges – I love how challenges give me inspiration, and an actual reason to make cards. I like to have a plan – either the colours, or the layout, or the theme.

Here is my card:

I used the colours from the current Color Throwdown Challenge and die cut several flowers, leaves, and foliage from the MFT ‘Stitched Blooms’ die set, using Simon Says Stamp card stock received in a recent kit, and layering the flowers as you see.

The background is an Altenew stencil – really trying to use stencils more – called ‘Sunburst’, and I used a light grey – Pumice Stone – Distress Oxide to blend through onto the background piece of card.

I then took the flowers and layered them onto the card, placed the leaves and foliage as you see and added a grey and red strip to the far edge of the card.

I then turned to the extra circles which had been die-cut – the little circles which are meant to be the centre of the flowers – well I just used them as accents and placed them haphazardly around the flowers.

Oh – and then I took a Tonic Nuvo crystal drops in ‘Liquid Mercury‘ and added some of them too. The thing about these drops – I just can’t stop putting them on the card once I start…………!

I added them to the flower centres, to the extra circles, to the card itself. I had to restrain myself from adding even more…….

Now – I didn’t use a sentiment. Not yet anyway…. I sometimes leave cards without a sentiment, so I can add one at a later date. Occasionally I like to make cards just for the sake of it, after being inspired by challenges, and therefore I don’t always have a person or occasion in mind.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Color Throwdownred, dark grey, light grey, white

Tuesday Throwdownlayered die cuts

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge anything goes

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